Melasma Treatments

Melasma – also called liver or age spots – are flat tan, brown or black spots that vary in size. These age spots usually appear on the face, neck, hands, shoulders and arms.

Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.

What is Melasma?

Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan or blue-gray facial skin discolouration. Melasma typically appears on face, around the mouth, on the back, forehead, chin, upper cheeks and the chest. Most of those with melasma, however, are women. 

Melasma Treatments

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Clique Multimodal Therapy

Clique Multimodal Melasma Treatment - Pico + Sylfirm

The treatment for melasma has proven to be challenging. The traditional laser treatments utilising high amounts of heat energy lead to some degree of inflammation which consequently causes further pigmentation changes.

Picosecond lasers (Pico Genesis® and PicoSure® in particular) are the latest advancement in terms of pigmentation lasers. Both PicoSure and Pico Genesis have a shortened pulse duration in the picosecond domain (for comparison, a picosecond is 1,000 times faster than a nanosecond). The reduced pulse duration means there is significantly less bulk heating of the skin, and therefore minimising risk of thermal damage that causes laser induced pigmentary changes.

More recent research have also been focusing on some laser treatments that cause undesirable transfer of pigment cells to various skin layers, leading to uncontrollable laser treatment results. These research have found that ‘senescent (aged) fibroblasts’ cause weakening of the skin’s basement membrane, causing pigment cells to be able to migrate to various skin layers.

To put it in simpler terms, imagine your pigments as the inmates of a prison. In ideal circumstances, the prison walls are intact, and manage to keep the inmates in prison. With ageing, the basement membrane (which is the prison wall) gets weaker, and this allows the hardcore inmates (pigment cells) to be able to escape prison and wreak havoc, causing more uncontrollabe dark spots in the skin to resurface.

Clique Multimodal Melasma Treatment has seen significant results in dealing with melasma and complicated pigmentary disorders. Combining picosecond laser (Pico Genesis or PicoSure) and pulsed microneedling RF (Sylfirm), you would get the fastest way to eliminate existing pigments safely, and strengthen the basement membrane at the same time to prevent pigment cells from worsening or even recurring prematurely.

This unique combination is available at Clique Clinic, and is your gateway to a clearer skin that is long lasting.