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Melasma Treatment London

Melasma is a common skin ailment that results in dark spots appearing on the skin. If you have been diagnosed with, or think you have melasma, then read on to learn more and find out what treatment options are open to you.


What causes Melasma?

What is Melasma?

Dark patches of skin appearing on the face or other parts of the body could be what is known as melasma. Most frequently seen on the face, melasma can also occur on other body areas such as the arms and neck. It often presents itself in locations that receive sunshine and tends to have a higher prevalence in expectant mothers. Melasma is one of those conditions that can have a longer duration, with some individuals suffering from it their entire lives. Some individuals only experience it briefly, perhaps due to a particular medication. Other skin disorders have similar characteristics to melasma, so it is important that you receive a proper diagnosis to receive the most appropriate treatment.

Suitable Treatments

What causes Melasma?

Melasma is a pigmentary disorder caused by excess melanin production, possibly due to increased melanin-producing cells, cells just producing more melanin or both. What, exactly, is causing this excess production is hard to pinpoint. It may be in response to one or more factors. There may be a single reason for melasma to appear on your skin, or maybe more than one.

The fact that melasma usually appears in sun-exposed areas points to UV or other rays either triggering or exacerbating melasma. Two other often cited causes are hormonal changes in women and medication, including hormone medication. If you are or have recently been pregnant or have been prescribed a new medicine, this could be the cause. When being consulted for melasma, please bring a list of all prescribed medicines for recent months. Other possible causes are hormonal changes due to stress or the rare possibility of a  thyroid disorder.

Depending on the reason for your case of melasma, it may clear up on its own or may stubbornly persist and never go without treatment.

Melasma treatments in London:

Melasma now has multiple effective treatment options. Many cases of melasma will respond well to a particular treatment, and most patients can now expect their melasma to be faded by over 90% or, in fact, disappear completely. One of the advantages of having your melasma looked at by the experts here at Derma Revive Skin Clinic is the multiple treatment options we can offer you. After a detailed consultation and inspection of the issue, we will have more than one option to choose from, which, based on our extensive experience, will give you the best possible chance of success.

We are always adding treatments to our armoury, but we currently have at least 3 categories of treatment options available to you, depending on your particular case.

  • Peels. We currently have 3 types of chemical peels. Some are better than others for melasma, but the Cosmelan depigmentation peel we use here has achieved excellent results for melasma in patients from around the world. It is the leading peel for pigmentation issues.
  • Microneedling. Any treatment that encourages collagen production will improve the tone and texture of the skin. Microneedling has been shown to be effective in treating hyperpigmentation disorders such as sun spots and melasma.
  • Laser or light-based therapies. Here we have further options available for the treatment of melasma. Phototherapy using light of certain wavelengths can be beneficial but is often used to augment other therapeutic methods. Laser-based treatments come by way of one of the most advanced available today, The Stellar M22. This machine utilises 4 different light technologies, 3 of which can be used to target pigmentation issues precisely.

Why have your melasma looked at by us at Derma Revive Skin Clinic?

  • Multiple treatment options
  • Cutting edge technology
  • Highly experienced staff


If you suffer from melasma or any skin condition, we want to help you find relief. Book in to see one of the skin experts here and take the first step to achieve clearer skin.

Still have questions? Get in touch with us. We are always here to help.


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