Pigmentation/Melasma/Chloasma is a condition of the skin that occurs mainly in women (and some men) leaving unsightly discoloration of the skin. It can be caused through hormones, medications, sun and even some skin treatments can cause what is caused Post Inflammatory Pigmentation (PIH). Melasma is typically seen in women and is symmetrical in appearance and presents around the eyes, forehead, cheeks and even along the top lip to give the appearance of hair.
Treatment of pigmentation is extremely complicated, ongoing and can be very hard to manage. Pigmentation will ALWAYS return, so management of this condition is paramount. Sun protection is ongoing, treatments are ongoing, and the use of topical medications and serums are ongoing in the fight against pigmentation.
Some light pigmentation spots can be treated with modalities such as lasers and deeper peels with very good effect but need to be performed by a very skilled practitioner to prevent the pigmentation returning worse than it was previously.
A consultation with our Nurse Practitioner BOOK HERE can assist you in assessing what type of pigmentation you have and treatment options which may include medications, or even a referral to a dermatologist. The Skin Factory has an amazing pigmentation protocol which will allow you to prepare your skin and then perform home peels to help reduce the pigmentation. This is perfect for our clients who live in remote and isolated regions, or, our super busy clients who want to be able to manage their pigmentation and melasma themselves at home.
If you are concerned about Pigmentation you will be required to fill in a consultation form and appointment request time. We will confirm your appointment and facetime you at the desired TeleHealth time slot. There is a small fee of which a portion can be bulkbilled by Medicare depending on the length of time you book. Initial consultations take up to 20-30 minutes, cost $99 of which you get $50.60 back on Medicare.
We will discuss the varying options that will be available to you and the treatment of your pigmentation. If you require medication, we can also assist you in this process by emailing your script to either our pharmacy who will post to you, or one of your choice.