Melasma Treatment - Skin Care Treatments in Dubai

Melasma Treatment

Melasma is a skin condition characterized by gray-brown pigmentation patches on the face, particularly on the cheeks and nose. It is caused by increased concentration of melanin in the skin. Hyper pigmentation is a fairly common skin trouble that many people face. Melasma is one of those conditions that particularly affect women.

Also known as the mask of pregnancy, melasma marks generally take a round shape. They can be caused as a result of pregnancy, use of birth control pills, excessive sun exposure without any protection and due to hormonal imbalances. We shall learn more about the condition and the ways it can be treated in the following lines.

Who is a candidate?melasma

Irregular skin pigmentation caused by melasma generally appears as dark brown spots on cheeks and nose. Anyone can benefit from melasma treatment as long as he or she is bothered by the darkening of facial skin. You are a candidate if:

  • You are at least 18 years old or above
  • You are bothered by the skin tone changes caused by melasma
  • You have a good general health
  • You have realistic expectations from the treatment

What is the aim of the Melasma treatment?

Like any pigmentation treatment, melasma treatment also aims at helping you restore you natural skin tone or even get a complexion fairer than the one you had previously. But it is important that you have realistic expectations from the treatment.

Which techniques or equipment is used?

There are numerous options that you can benefit from for Melasma Treatment in Dubai.

  • Topical Creams are often used as the first aid treatment for initial symptoms of melasma. Ointments with kojic acid, azelaic acid and hydroquinone as their active ingredients are recommended by the dermatologists for treating hyper-pigmentation problems. The idea is to inhibit the production of melanin to even out the skin tone. Consistent long term usage is needed to achieve the desired results.
  • Chemical Peels are acidic solutions that are applied to the skin for the purpose of resurfacing it. A few applications can get the job done and completely remove the unwanted spots. The treatment has minimum side effects and generally no downtime. It also improves existing collagen in the skin and stimulates new collagen production.
  • Microdermabrasion works by exfoliating the skin with the help of tiny crystals. The new skin that forms has lesser appearance of the problem. A few sessions of this minimally invasive treatment are needed for the desired even complexion. Side effects are minimal and there is no downtime whatsoever.
  • Intense Pulsed Light(IPL) is highly effective Treatment for Melasma in Dubai and other parts of the UAE. A broad spectrum light is used in very specific wavelengths for the purpose of breaking down the accumulated melanin deposits into smaller bits. The body can then easily remove these bits. IPL is noninvasive and almost free from pain.
  • Laser treatment in Dubai also works well as it works at a deeper level while leaving the top layers of the skin intact. The energy from laser beams heats up the pigmentation buildups, causing them to break down so that the body can remove them with ease. It is a virtually painless treatment with no serious side effects. The treatment also boosts elastin and collagen levels in the skin.

At Laser Skin Care Clinic, we use DEKA Smartxide Fractional CO2 Laser for skin resurfacing and melasma treatment.

How to prepare for Melasma Treatment?

Follow these tips when gearing up for any pigmentation treatment to make sure you get exactly what you pay for:

  • Protect yourself against sun exposure. Apply strong sunscreen and wear a wide brimmed hat when going out in sun
  • Discontinue applying topical Retin A to the treatment areas a week before melasma treatment
  • Quit smoking and drinking three days before the procedure
  • Avoid any form of tanning, including sun tanning, sauna baths and use of tanning lotions
  • It is a nice idea to use skin lightening ointments. Discuss with your physician
  • Do not wear any makeup while coming to the clinic

Post-op care and the recovery process

Taking care of the treated areas is crucial to get desired results and prevent any further damage. Here are some dos and don’ts that you have to follow after melasma treatment:

  • Immediately after the treatment apply antibiotic ointment recommended by the doctor
  • Use ice packs to minimize any redness, swelling or itching in the treated areas
  • Do not rub or massage the treatment site for a week at least
  • Keep treated areas adequately moisturized
  • Avoid touching your face unnecessarily
  • Do not expose treated areas to direct sunlight for a couple of months at least after the session
  • Generously apply a broad spectrum sunscreen lotion to the face before going out during day time
  • Do not pick or scratch at the scab that forms after melasma treatment

Results & Benefits

  • You will notice instant improvement in your skin tone.
  • Final results will take some time to become apparent.
  • Multiple sessions will be required to achieve desired results.
  • All these melasma treatments are virtually non-invasive and painless.
  • It does not involve any serious side effects; given you follow the post-procedural instructions.
  • It is a lunchtime procedure that does not involve any downtime. You can resume your routine activities immediately after the treatment.


We have recently expanded our services to other states of the UAE as well. We are also offering Melasma Treatment in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah at highly competitive rates, without compromising at the quality of the procedure.

To learn more about the Treatments for Melasma in Dubai or to schedule a procedure anywhere in the UAE, visit us at Laser Skin Care Clinic. You can also sign up for a free online consultation with our experts. Just take a minute and fill in the below given form.

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After spending thousands of dollars in expensive but useless skin lightening products and trying dozens of natural remedies, I finally found Olimpia Carmen who suggested me Intense Pulsed Light Therapy for unsightly melasma marks. The treatment has really done wonder. Just after two sessions my melasma marks has started to fade away. Couldn’t be happy more. Looking forward to erasing the brown patches completely!

Fatima, Abu Dhabi

I have recently had Chemical Peels for mild melasma marks and I am really happy with the results of the treatment. After just treatments I regained my clear, flawless skin back. My friends and colleagues all praise my glowing, beautiful, and much healthier skin. Earlier I also had laser hair removal performed at the Laser Skin Care and it was also a fantastic experience. I also want to thank Olimpia.

Hana, Ajman

The exact reasons that cause Melasma are yet to be found. However, it has been determined that the main triggering factors are pregnancy, use of birth control pills, long exposure to the sun and hormonal imbalance. Genetic predisposition can also not be discounted and is one of the factors behind Melasma.
Women with light brown skin tone are at the greatest risk of suffering from this condition. It can affect women with darker tones as well as lighter tones as well.
Apart from not looking well, there are no risks associated with Melasma. The spots appear unnatural and unsightly on the skin.
Makeup can be used to cover the brown spots caused by Melasma. However, this is a temporary fix and once the makeup is taken off, the spots are visible again.
There are several treatment options that are available. These include a wide range of topical creams which can be applied to the affected area. Certain procedures such as dermabrasion and microdermabrasion can be used. In case of mild Melasma, chemical peels can be brought to use. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) too gives a great result. Last but certainly not least, laser treatment for Melasma is also available and it is highly effective. Only your doctor can best recommend which treatment options works the best for you.
There may be some downtime depending on the treatment you have opted for. There is none with most Melasma treatments but Dermabrasion and Laser treatment may require a person to take a couple of days off from the regular routine.
This will once again depend on the treatment type and the extent of the Melasma condition. In case of topical treatments, it will take a few months to get the full results. If you are using a treatment option such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels or laser treatment, it will need several sessions to achieve the desired outcome.
Exposure to sunlight is not suggested after getting a treatment for Melasma. If you must go out during the day hours, make sure that you wear a large hat and a sunscreen with a high SPF factor to protect the skin from damage.

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