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Friday, 30 March 2018

Winning Skin Strategies Over Melasma aka The Mask of Pregnancy


Melasma is a common skin problem that causes brown to grey-brown patches usually on the face. They appear mostly on the cheeks, nose bridge, forehead, chin, and above the upper lip. It can also appear on other parts of the body that get exposed to sun frequently, such as the forearms and neck. It is so common during pregnancy that Melasma is known as "The Mask of Pregnancy".

Pregnancy causes your body to produce more hormones, which in turn causes an increase in pigmentation. Melasma often goes away after pregnancy. Birth control pills, stress, thyroid disease and hormone therapy can all trigger melasma. Extension long period of sun exposure can also cause Melasma as the ultraviolet rays can affect melanocytes (the cells that control pigment). Melasma may be more common in women but men can also suffer under this condition.





Melasma affecting face
Brown to gray-brown patches know as Melasma

Jenna Dewan Tatum is one of the super mommies who was affected by Melasma during her pregnancy. She had been fighting to fix Melasma for TWO YEARS until she finally found a pigmentation reduction treatment called Coolaser from Epione. Check her skin's amazing transformation in the following picture.

Jenna Dewan Tatum before and after her Melasma treatment

But hmmm..... she does look like she is starring in the latest sci-fi movie with all those needles! I don't know if I can relax like this though.


We save you the trouble of finding the most suitable treatments and product to fix Melasma without suffering under the needles poking like Jenna Dewan Tatum. Thank us later. 


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Brilliant Skin Program


"Designed for lacklustre skin, enlarged pores, stubborn pigmentations and lines, Lustrous Skin Program combines Fraxel Light microlaser peel technology and LED Red Photomodultion to transform and rejuvenate skin to a radiant, soft and clear complexion that one can only used to dream of." says Dr Michelle Lim, Aesthetic Consultant SW1 Clinic.

As the world's pioneer fractional resurfacing laser, Fraxel laser treatment offers the results of ablative resurfacing with low-impact benefits of non-ablative therapies pixel by pixel under microscopic laser spots. Fraxel Light has no downtime and is not just excellent for treating deep acne scars and stubborn pigmentation like melasma, it also rejuvenates and refreshes the skin to become younger, softer and smoother looking.

LED Red emits "coded" light to promote healthy skin cell to improve skin healing ability, increased collagen production and sebum reduction. This skin-enhancing treatment is totally painless with no downtime and all skin colours are suitable.

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PDRN Perfection


Anti-ageing Polydeoxyribonucleotide (PDRN) is an ingredient made up of deoxyribonucleotide polymers where 50 to 2000 base pairs are combined in a chain to accelerate cell proliferation, in turn speeding up the regeneration of skin and tissue. PDRN exists in a small amount in newly formed tissues to standardize the DNA structure into the right size, replacing the damaged and aged skin with younger and healthier skin.

Reversing some age-related skin problems and act as an armour against environmental pollution and unhealthy lifestyle behaviours. PDRN Perfection is a recommended add-on after Fraxel Light to help accelerate the penetration of PDRN into the skin.

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Milk Peels


Lactic acid is one of the main ingredients found in Milk Peel. This skin-loving gentle treatment removes clogged pores, skin surface impurities and dead cells with ultrasonic peeling, followed by infiltration of customized blend of fruit acids to exfoliate dead cell layer to lighten skin further, and ending with skin clearing and whitening serum with a facial wrap to give the skin adequate rest and regenerate. 

"Milk Peel is designed for those chasing after clearer and fairer skin, "says Dr Chua Han Boon, Aesthetic Consultant SW1 Clinic. "Dull, yellow complexions, surface pigmentation and blemishes will be improved significantly."

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