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Melasma Treatment

What is Melasma?  

Melasma is a common skin condition that causes brown or greyish patches to appear on the skin, often on the cheeks, forehead, nose, and upper lip.  

Melasma occurs when there is an overproduction of melanin, the pigment that gives our skin its colour. This excess melanin can accumulate in certain areas of the skin, leading to the characteristic patches of melasma. While it is not harmful or contagious, melasma can be frustrating for those who experience it.

What Causes Melasma?

While the exact cause of melasma is still unknown, there are several factors that are believed to contribute to its development. Some of the most common causes of melasma include:

Sun Exposure


One of the main causes of melasma is exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. This is because UV radiation increases the production of melanin, which is the pigment that gives colour to our skin. When the skin is exposed to too much sun, it can trigger the development of melasma.

Hormonal Changes


Another significant factor in the development of melasma is hormonal changes, particularly in women. Melasma is often referred to as the "mask of pregnancy" because it frequently occurs in pregnant women due to the hormonal fluctuations that occur during pregnancy. Hormonal birth control and hormone replacement therapy can also cause melasma.



Some people are more susceptible to melasma due to their genetics. If you have a family history of melasma, you may be more likely to develop the condition and need melasma treatment.  

Skin Irritation


Certain skincare products can irritate the skin and trigger melasma. Harsh chemicals, fragrances, and even some medications can cause skin irritation and lead to melasma.

Health Conditions  


Certain health conditions, such as thyroid disease, can also contribute to melasma. Thyroid disorders can affect the hormones responsible for melanin production in the skin. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) can cause an increase in androgens, which stimulate the production of melanin in the skin, and can lead to melasma.  

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Our Treatments for Melasma

Here at Este Medical, we offer a range of effective melasma treatment to help you lighten those stubborn dark patches on your skin for a clearer, more radiant complexion. Our melasma treatment UK includes:

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Cosmelan Pigmentation Peel

Our Cosmelan Peel is one of the most effective melasma treatments available, with a high success rate in fading and reducing melasma. It not only lightens patches of discoloured skin caused by melasma, but also helps to prevent future pigmentation issues.  

This treatment for melasma involves applying a mask-like solution to the affected area that contains a combination of skin-renewing ingredients like kojic acid and azelaic acid, as well as a depigmenting agent, which inhibits the production of melanin in your skin.  

Why Choose Cosmelan?

The Cosmelan Peel is an increasingly popular option for individuals seeking the best melasma treatment available. Unlike many other peels, the Cosmelan peel utilises non-bleaching ingredients, making it suitable for all skin types. The peel can be used on any part of the body, thereby providing an all-encompassing pigmentation solution. Impressively, just four sessions are needed for visibly clearer and even-toned skin.  

This melasma treatment, when combined with proper maintenance and home care, results in an overall improvement in skin tone unevenness and discolouration. Book your free consultation today to experience the life-changing benefits of our Cosmelan Peel for yourself.  

What are the Benefits of Treatment for Melasma?  

Here at Este Medical, our melasma treatment offers a host of benefits that can transform the lives of our patients. Some of the key benefits that you can expect from our melasma treatment include:

  • Improved skin quality  
  • Even skin tone  
  • Drastically reduced hyperpigmentation
  • Non-invasive procedure
  • Long-lasting results
  • Performed by highly skilled and experienced experts
  • Personalised treatment plan  
Benefits of Treatment for Melasma

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