The Mela Peel Forte from Dermaceutic is performed on pigmentation spots and especially on melasma. This is a brown discoloration of the skin, often visible on the cheekbones, upper lip, chin and / or forehead. The pigment can be superficial in the epidermis and deeper in the dermis. We often see that the pigment is both superficial and deep. The exact origin of melasma is still unknown, but there is a link between sun exposure, pregnancy, pill use, certain medication and hereditary predisposition. The hormones estrogen and progesterone stimulate the production of pigment under the influence of the sun. For this reason, melasma is also called pregnancy mask. Melasma does not involve an increase in the pigment cells, but the pigment cells are more active and enlarged.
Treatment of melasma with Dermaceutic
Before treatment, we perform a skin analysis using the Observ 520. This proprietary technology uses special fluorescence and polarized light to provide insight into the depth and localization of the pigment.
The treatment of melasma can be performed by means of the Mela Peel Forte. This peeling ensures that the pigment process in the skin is regulated and the pigment that is present in the upper skin layer accelerates exfoliation. The peeling contains arbutin, kojic acid, phytic acid, retinol, salicylic acid and lactic acid. These ingredients inhibit the formation of tyrosinase. This is an enzyme involved in the formation of pigment in the skin. This ensures that the pigment cells can form less pigment.
Start peeling with home products
Treatment with the peeling starts at least 2-4 weeks prior to the first peeling treatment with the appropriate home products. These products ensure that the skin condition improves and the top layer of skin softens, so that the peeling achieves more depth and effectiveness. Recovery after the peeling will also be safe and faster.
- Dermaceutic Foamer 5/15
- Dermaceutic Light Ceutic night cream
- Dermaceutic Retinol 0.5 or 1.0
Result of the Mela Peel Forte
Melasma has a chronic character. The treatment of melasma aims to control the activity of the pigment cells and to reduce the excess pigment. The result depends on depth of the pigment (superficial or deep) and the factors that can aggravate melasma. After the treatments, the pigmentation often becomes lighter and is sometimes no longer visible. It is also possible that certain pigment cells are too deep in the skin, which makes them lighter but still (partially) visible.
In addition to the treatments in the clinic, the right home products are just as important to regulate and stabilize the pigment process in the skin. These products contain pigment-suppressing active ingredients that influence the pigment process of the skin. The use of these products ensures a longer result. We advise to continue using the products in preparation for the peeling, even after the treatments. In addition, a high concentration of vitamin C serum is important. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) has a proven effect in the inhibition of pigmentation and is very important in melasma to use daily under the day cream with SPF. Your skin therapist can advise you on this.