Understanding Melasma



Learn about the causes, triggers, and common misconceptions surrounding Melasma. Our expert will guide you through the science and help you understand. Melasma can be complex, with different types of melasma. This is why it is so important to see an experienced practitioner who can use their expertise, identify the type of melasma and create a plan. 

Melasma is a very common skin disorder. Melasma appears most commonly on your cheeks, nose, chin, above the upper lip and the forehead. It sometimes affects your arms, neck and back.

There are so many causes that can affect melasma as well as trigger it. Some triggers may include: Sunlight, pregnancy, medications, stress, tanning beds, thyroids issues, and more. Individuals who are more susceptible to Melasma are those with skin of colour. 

Misconceptions surrounding Melasma:

  • Although melasma occurs more in women, many believe that only females suffer from this concern. This is FALSE, males can also suffer from this. DID YOU KNOW? The onset of melasma is typically between the ages of 20 - 40. 
  • THERE IS NO TREATMENT FOR MELASMA. This is completely false due to the fact of practises not being able to assist their patients. At Zen Medi Spa, we havew the winning formula and over 20+ years of experience to back us in the department. 
  • Many are under the impression that sunscreen only needs to be worn outdoors. This is completely false as UV light from our phones and laptops, light from windows and shaded areas can effect our skin.

These are only just a few of many queries we get on a daily basis. Although melasma is harmless, not painful or uncomfortable, It is a daily struggly for many and can affect one self esteem and confidence on a large scale. From being embarrassed to go in public to restricting ourselves from many occasions due to this concern that effects so many of us. And this is why i want to assist those in feeling confident again. 

We create customised treatment solutions for each individual to ensure the best results possible for those who want to achieve the best results, no matter where you are in the world! How cool is that ? 

Visit out website and click of the “Pigmentation Clinic” tab for more information. 

Alternatively, contact us for more information and discover the next steps into melasma free skin!

Tel and bookings: 081 301 2118

Clinical queries ONLY: 082 925 3772


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