What is Melasma?
Melasma is a common pigmentation disorder that causes brown or gray patches to appear on the skin, primarily on the face.
Women with darker complexions and who are pregnant are at greater risk of developing melasma. Though when it occurs on the skin of pregnant women, it also called chloasma, or the “mask of pregnancy”.
It may occur due to the malfunction of the melanocytes (the color-making cells) in the skin, causing them to produce too much skin color.
As a result, people with darker skin tones are more likely to develop melasma, as they have more melanocytes than people with lighter skin.
The primary symptom of melasma is the development of discolored patches of the skin. While it does not cause any other physical symptoms, some people find the appearance of these patches bothersome.
Potential triggers for melasma include:
- changes in hormones during pregnancy (chloasma);
- any hormonal treatment;
- while taking birth control pills;
- sun exposure;
- heat is also suspected to be an underlying factor;
- certain skin care products or medication, if they irritate or burn the skin.
Also, there may be a genetic component to melasma, as people whose close relatives have experienced melasma, are more likely to develop it themselves.
The most common area for patches of melasma to appear is the face. Common locations include the upper lips, bridge of the nose, cheeks, and forehead.
Less commonly, a person may also have patches on their arms and neck.
Treatment of Melasma
Melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation occur spontaneously on the face and body or following spots, burns or some aggressive treatments in predisposed individuals.
When attempting to remove melasma using harmful treatments like dermabrasion or deep peelings, that aggressively remove the surface layers of the skin, following a temporary improvement, there is a risk of the melasma actually becoming worse.
But the good news, that BioCell Clinic keeps pace with the latest world technologies and developments and collaborates with leading global companies to be able to provide the most safe and latest treatments and has a new approach TO EFFECTIVELY TREAT MELASMA – called REVERSE PEEL.
REVERSE PEEL it is safe and gentle 3-stage peeling from advanced Italian WiQo laboratory and its formulation is unique way, among existing treatments, treating melasma in an gradual, natural and extremely effective way.
Though during your personal consultation, based on your skin type and condition as well as the intensity of the melasma, our doctor dermatologist might recommend to combine the Reverse Peel with our injectable pigmentation treatment and/or skin biorevitalization.
How Does it Work?
REVERSE PEEL is an effective and safe outpatient treatment for melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
The spots on the skin regress and the effect continues over time.
The progressive result improves the skin and keeps the imperfections caused by spots under control.
- The 1st stage:
It is actually complete treatment of our PRX-T33 Therapy, which also known as non-invasive skin biorevitalization.
The action starts with the oxidation of melanin with hydrogen peroxide and continues with kojic acid.
Both substances penetrate into the deeper layers of the dermis due to the presence of TCA (trichloroacetic acid). And hydrogen peroxide modulates the inflammatory process at low concentration.
- The 2nd stage:
Peeling with high concentration of lactic acid and phytic acid with iron chelating action.
Lactic acid reaches the basal (the deeper skin layer) and pushes the pigment from inside out without damaging the surface layers.
- The 3rd stage:
Hydroxy acid peeling (contains: glycolic acid, almond acid, salicylic acid) that gently exfoliates the outer layers of the skin.
It also contains phytic acid chelating iron.
The reversal principal of action of all the Reverse Peel stages is that it pushes pigment from deeper layers of the skin to the surface. Which in couple of days after treatment might visually make the affected area and firmed crusts a bit darker, but after the skin scabs/crusts will peel off, the melasma with every next session, will be gradually getting lighter, until completely cleared.
The treatment must be completed at home, by applying REVERSE SERUM.
The combination of active ingredients in REVERSE PEEL and REVERSE SERUM is the result of the research and development of the WiQo laboratories, which, for over thirty years, have been formulating the best solutions and technologies for skin rejuvenation, revitalisation and health.
Frequency of Treatments
Each treatment should be done from 7 to 30 days or as directed by our doctor.
Start with at least 3 treatments at weekly intervals, and then, if necessary, increase the interval between successive treatments depending on the intensity of the melasma and the effects of improvement.
The result of many years of research, REVERSE SERUM – WiQo Lightening Facial Serum, contains a high concentration of perfectly balanced active ingredients, which reduce and prevent hyperpigmentation.
It is easily applied at home, with a dropper dispenser, twice a day, every morning and evening, all over the face, focusing more precisely on melasma spots.
In the morning, after Reverse Serum has been applied, it is absolutely necessary 20 min after to apply a professional sunscreen, which should be recommended by doctor dermatologist and means highly effective SPF protection, to make sure that the skin is properly protected from the sun, to avoid any sun damage and prevent the appearing of a new pigmentation!