Home therapies for Melasma in dark skin types:
We offer highly effective depigmentation topical creams: Dermamelan Maintenance Cream and Cosmelan 2
Pigmentation ranges by top cosmeceuticals house Neostrata is also available at all Renewal Institute branches.
In-house topical brightening agents have been specially developed for Renewal Institute. The Renewal Institute brand includes traditional brightening products such as Kojic, Arbutin, Nicotinamide amongst others. Topical anti-oxidants that protect against infra-red A, a newly discovered deep wavelength which causes accelerated ageing and pigmentation, is also available at Skin Renewal.
In Office therapies for Melasma in dark skin types:
At Renewal Institute it's mandatory that one of the home brightening products mentioned above be used routinely for 2 weeks on the entire before any exfoliation treatment such as peels. A visit/consultation to one of our doctors who are experienced in treating skin of colour is mandatory before any procedure.
In-Office Treatments available at Renewal Institute include the full epidermal peel for PIH that is resistant to treatment with normal superficial AHA and BHA peels. Transdermal Mesotherapy with prescription Brightening products done straight after our peels improves the final result by removing deep dermal pigment. Cosmelan and Dermamelan mask treatments together with the home maintenance products offer superior results for resistant pigmentation.
The epidermis renews itself every six weeks, by six months, any pigment from PIH is probably in the dermis. Traditional skin rejuvenation treatments such as superficial peels, microdermabrasion, and bleaching agents are not successful for pigment such as PIH that has leached into the dermis. That is when the use of certain lasers such as the long-pulsed Nd Yag become effective to safely treat darker skin including skin type 6. The Laser Genesis procedure by Cutera gently heats the dermis, causing cavitation bubbles, which disrupt the unwanted dermal pigment, breaking it into smaller particles that are able to move upward to the epidermis where it can be easily removed with exfoliation. The PDT Red Light with post peel reduces inflammation and evens out skin tone.
Our Brightening Intravenous infusions with brightening anti-oxidants such as glutathione which work intracellularly to remove resistant pigment. An overall lighter and even skin tone can be expected.