skin care and melasma treatment clinic in cranbrook

Melasma Treatment

With a combined and individualized approach to reduce dark pigment melasma is difficult to treat, but possible to reduce dramatically.

Treatment options include:

  • Sunscreen
  • Melanin modulators (Hydroquinone lumixyl)
  • Topical retinoid (Vitamin A)
  • Corticosteroids
  • Azelaic acid (Chemical Peel)
  • Chemical peels
  • Pigment laser (NDYAG 1064nm)
  • Hormonal balancing

A medical intake and assessment with our naturopathic doctor is mandatory prior to any treatment. Our doctor will use Visia digital skin analysis to assess severity of Melasma. Then, he will individually design a treatment protocol using combined modalities (listed above) specific to your needs.

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There is no obligation, and we can answer all of your questions and concerns about our services. Give us a call, and we can help you make the right decision for your health!

1 (250) 489-3433

Frequently Asked Questions

What is melasma?

Melasma is a common skin problem. It causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip. It also can appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun, such as the forearms and neck.

Why is melasma more common during pregnancy?

Melasma (aka the "mask of pregnancy") is more common in women, and moreso during pregnancy. This is because the condition appears to be linked to hormones. According to The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, up to 70 percent of pregnant women develop it.