To show potential patients what to expect from our treatments for Melasma, we were lucky enough to get one of our existing patients to document their journey and show us the progression our their results.
The patient in this case study first came to the clinic as they were having issues with Melasma and sunspots. These issues were making the patient self-conscious of their skin, which was affecting their confidence. After a complete skin examination from our dermatologist, Dr Nicole offered the patient some information on their Melasma and presented a list of solutions.
Both the patient and Dr Nicole decided the best option for their skin would be a Cosmelan Peel. A Cosmelan Peel is a type of chemical skin peel that targets areas of pigmentation on the skin and helps fade any sunspots/red patches of skin. Unlike other peels, the results for this take time, and the skin needs to peel slowly, with the full results showing after seven days, once the skin had relaxed and healed.
Before the Cosmelan Peel
This was taken right before the peel.
Here you can get a close up look at the areas the peel will be working on.
After letting the peel work on the skin for two days, these were the results.
As you can see from the image, the skin has started to lift from the face and peel. Also note that due to the nature of the peel the skin will also swell up slightly.
This just over half way through the treatment
Here you can see the peel really start to work through the skin, removing the traces of Melasma. The skin will also continue to swell at the stage, but don't worry this is to be expected.
At this point the peeling is at its most extreme.
This is the stage were you will start to see the difference in your skin pigmentation. The skin will also start to develop a slight puffiness that will ease during the healing process.
The final day of the treatment.
Now most of the skin that had lifted off your face will have peeled away. Once the skin has relaxed and swelling has gone you will start to see a difference in your skin.
After the Cosmelan Peel
Fresh, clear skin!
This image was taken during the follow up consultation, once the skin had fully healed.