Melasma is pigmentation characterised by blue-gray, tan or brown patches of skin. The exact cause of this skin pigmentation is unknown, but it generally occurs from sun exposure and hormonal changes in the body.

The Basics

Whilst difficult to treat, Tranexamic Acid has been proven to effectively treat melasma. A course of 4 treatments is recommended for optimal results.

The Treatment

Melasma is treated at Cosmos Clinic with tiny injections of Tranexamic Acid into the skin. It is a new and safe treatment with minimal side effects (if any).

*Disclaimer - Results may vary from patient to patient.

The Costs

Melasma treatment prices vary depending on your overall situation and expectations.

  • Price starts from $150 per treatment
  • Initial consultation is between $120, redeemable upon treatment
Up To 30 Minutes
$250 Per Treatment
Up To 4 Treatments Required
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Top Melasma Questions

What is Melasma?

Melasma is patchy discolouration and hyperpigmentation that occurs on the face, usually in a symmetrical fashion. The areas most commonly affected by this skin disorder include the forehead, cheeks and upper lip. With this condition, the pigment cells on the basal layer (of your skin) “go crazy”. The exact cause is unknown but the condition is associated with sun exposure and pregnancy (i.e. hormonal changes). Melasma-example-300x255

Who is prone to pigmentation?

Unfortunately, you can’t tell in advance if you will get Melasma – although, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, if someone in your family had it, you have a 30% chance of developing it. In general, Melasma occurs in 50 -70% of pregnant women and 5 – 34% of women taking oral contraceptive. The condition usually strikes women between the ages of 20 – 39. Melasma is more common in dark-skinned people, and is worsened if the skin is exposed to the sun. Solar lentigo is a skin condition caused by chronic UV exposure. Although post inflammatory hyperpigmentation can occur in all skin types, it is more common in people of darker skin types and Asians.

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