Pigmentation report

Our skin contains cells called melanocytes that produce a chemical compound called Melanin. Melanin is responsible for giving human skin its distinctive colour. Melanocytes produce melanin at a steady, consistent rate, meaning our skin tone is nice and even.

Pigmentation occurs when these cells produce either too much or too little melanin. Pigmentation can be caused by sun exposure, genetic predisposition, hormone changes, and skin irritation.

Gender: Female
Age: 24
Treatment target: Melasma skin pigmentation

The objective of treatment for this patient was to reduce the appearance of the melasma on her right-hand side cheek.

The patient first attended the clinic presenting with a large patch of darkened skin on her right-hand side cheek. Consultation revealed that she had started taking an oral contraceptive pill six months ago.

After the first two weeks of treatment, the melasma had lightened and the surrounding skin tone appeared more balanced. After four weeks of treatment, the melasma had reduced even further. By the fifth week of treatment, the melasma had virtually completely cleared, leaving her with an even, bright and glowing complexion.

The patient received on-going support to prevent pigment flare ups during her menstrual period.

Five weeks of treatment saw this patient’s melasma reduce to a point where it was no longer noticeable, giving her the confidence back to go make up free and flaunt her skin.