Melasma Treatment

What is Melasma?  

Melasma is a prevalent skin condition that results in the formation of brown or greyish patches, typically found on the cheeks, forehead, nose, and upper lip.

This condition arises from an overproduction of melanin, the pigment responsible for our skin's color. The surplus melanin tends to collect in specific areas of the skin, giving rise to the distinctive patches associated with melasma. Although melasma is neither harmful nor contagious, it can be a source of frustration for those who grapple with it.

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What Causes Melasma?

While the exact cause of melasma is still unknown, there are several factors that are believed to contribute to its development. Some of the most common causes of melasma include:

Sun Exposure

One of the main causes of melasma is exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. This is because UV radiation increases the production of melanin, which is the pigment that gives colour to our skin. When the skin is exposed to too much sun, it can trigger the development of melasma.

Hormonal Changes

Another significant factor in the development of melasma is hormonal changes, particularly in women. Melasma is often referred to as the "mask of pregnancy" because it frequently occurs in pregnant women due to the hormonal fluctuations that occur during pregnancy. Hormonal birth control and hormone replacement therapy can also cause melasma.


Some people are more susceptible to melasma due to their genetics. If you have a family history of melasma, you may be more likely to develop the condition and need melasma treatment.

Skin Irritation

Certain skincare products can irritate the skin and trigger melasma. Harsh chemicals, fragrances, and even some medications can cause skin irritation and lead to melasma.

Health Conditions

Certain health conditions, such as thyroid disease, can also contribute to melasma. Thyroid disorders can affect the hormones responsible for melanin production in the skin. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) can cause an increase in androgens, which stimulate the production of melanin in the skin, and can lead to melasma.

Our Treatments for Melasma

Here at Este Medical, we offer a range of effective melasma treatment to help you lighten those stubborn dark patches on your skin for a clearer, more radiant complexion. Our melasma treatment UK includes:


Cosmelan Pigmentation Peel

Our Cosmelan Peel is one of the most effective melasma treatments available, with a high success rate in fading and reducing melasma. It not only lightens patches of discoloured skin caused by melasma, but also helps to prevent future pigmentation issues.  

This treatment for melasma involves applying a mask-like solution to the affected area that contains a combination of skin-renewing ingredients like kojic acid and azelaic acid, as well as a depigmenting agent, which inhibits the production of melanin in your skin.

Why Choose Cosmelan?

The Cosmelan Peel stands out as a highly favored choice for individuals in search of the most effective melasma treatment available. What sets it apart is its use of non-bleaching ingredients, making it suitable for all skin types, unlike many other peels. This versatile peel is applicable to any part of the body, offering a comprehensive solution for pigmentation concerns. Remarkably, just four sessions are required for noticeable improvements in achieving clearer and even-toned skin.

When coupled with proper maintenance and home care, this melasma treatment delivers an overall enhancement in addressing skin tone unevenness and discoloration. Take the first step toward transformative results by booking your free consultation today and discovering the life-changing benefits of our Cosmelan Peel for yourself.

What are the Benefits of Treatment for Melasma?  

Here at Este Medical, our melasma treatment offers a host of benefits that can transform the lives of our patients. Some of the key benefits that you can expect from our melasma treatment include:

  • Improved skin quality  
  • Even skin tone  
  • Drastically reduced hyperpigmentation
  • Non-invasive procedure
  • Long-lasting results
  • Performed by highly skilled and experienced experts
  • Personalised treatment plan  
Benefits of Treatment for Melasma

Our Approach & Process: How it Works

At Este Medical, we understand that treating skin pigmentation can be difficult. We believe the best way to achieve optimal results is by prepping the skin before applying the Cosmelan Peel.

This peel is specifically designed to target and reduce pigmentation, but it’s also important to ensure that your skin is in its best condition for maximum effectiveness.

1Prep & Treatment

The Cosmelan Peel is a powerful treatment that works in two stages; however, your skin must be cleansed and prepped before this. First, the peel is applied to your skin and left for several hours until completely dry. There is no discomfort, but ensuring you have no social plans during this period is advised. After this, the peel will be removed with water, and you can expect your skin to be a little irritated and red due to the active ingredients which have penetrated your skin during this time.

2The Healing Process

One day after the treatment, your skin will be red and plump. This is a sign that the Cosmelan Peel has stimulated the process of skin shedding and wound healing. During this time, the body sends blood to the area, flooding it with collagen, and red and white blood cells, which helps reduce pigmentation and improves overall skin tone.Seven days after the treatment, recovery is complete, and results can already be seen. Pigmentation will have faded, and your skin’s overall texture will be improved due to increased collagen production and skin hydration. You must use Cosmelan 2 serum to prevent the formulation of new hyperpigmentation.

3Monthly Aftercare

Two months after the treatment, you can expect long-term changes in your skin's pigmentation, texture, tone and luminosity. It’s important to maintain a strict skincare routine to achieve optimal results, including using an SPF50 sunscreen and Cosmelan 2 serum daily.The Cosmelan treatment is an effective solution for treating pigmentation, but it’s important to understand that results vary depending on how severe the pigmentation was before treatment. In some cases, a maintenance program of 6-monthly treatments may be required. During the months after your treatment, your dedicated Este Medical Group consultant or therapist will be available to contact if you have any concerns and will be regularly checking in with your progress.

If you’d like to learn more about our professional Cosmelan Peel, please get in touch with Este Medical Group, and we’ll be happy to provide further information and advice. We understand that no two cases are the same, so we will work with you to develop a tailored treatment plan for your needs.

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When we use the Visia Digital Skin Analysis to assess your skin, we are using a tool that allows us to see deep below the surface layer of your skin and detect a multiple of potential concerns. This advanced technology allows us to pick up on issues such as spots, wrinkles, texture, pores, UV spots, brown spots, red areas, porphyrins and more.
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