What is melasma?

Melasma is a chronic skin disorder that results in symmetrical, blotchy brownish facial pigmentation. Melasma is most common in brown skinned females aged 25 – 50 years and is often genetic.

They are brown/black, with irregular borders, and are found on the forehead, both sides of the cheeks, nose, upper lips and jawline.

What causes melasma?

  • Sun exposure/damage
  • Genetics
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Stress
  • Poor sleeping patterns
  • Unhealthy diet

How to prevent melasma?

Melasma is often genetic and very hard to prevent. You can help minimise the appearance and delay the onset of melasma by:

  • Wearing SPF50+ sunscreen
  • Minimising sun exposure
  • Using topical serums with active ingredients like Tyrosinase Inhibitors
  • Good exfoliation
  • Regular laser treatments

Treating melasma:

  • EnLighten Pico Genesis
  • Q-Switch Nd: YAG Fractional Laser
  • Dermamelan peels
  • Chemical peels
  • GreenPeel
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Topical serums with active ingredients like Tyrosinase Inhibitors

Before & After





Pico Genesis

Unlike most lasers, which use thermal technology to stimulate pigment through heat, Pico Genesis offers a strong, non-thermal, photomechanical effect with high peak power and ultrashort pulse durations. This shatters the melasma, causing your body to absorb the damaged pigment and eliminate it naturally, without causing thermal damage. The Pico Genesis procedure induces dermal disruption and remodelling for true skin revitalisation by stimulating fresh collagen and elastin production for a better, firmer and younger looking complexion.

Key Benefits

  • World class FDA approved treatments
  • Very safe
  • Minimum downtime
  • Very effective


How many treatments are required?

Minimum 5 treatments are required

Are the results permanent?

Most of the time, melasma can be reversed but sometimes it can only be lightened

How frequently do I need the treatments?

Treatments can be performed every 2 weeks. This interval allows skin to heal and the melasma to fade before the next treatment

Does the treatment hurt?

The sensation is often described as a ‘hot pinch’ feeling. The sensation only lasts for a fraction of a minute and you may feel a warm feeling