Melasma Treatment

Also known as chloasma, melasma is a symmetrical discoloration (meaning that appears on both sides of the face) that is characterised by large blotches of brown pigmentation. It can appear on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, upper lip and forehead. It is caused by an increase in melanin in the skin. It is far more common in women than in men. Melasma can occur at different levels of the skin. The ‘epidermal’ type will respond to treatment, while the ‘dermal’ (lower down in the skin) and ‘mixed’ varieties ...

Vitiligo Treatment

Vitiligo is a skin disorder where areas of the skin lose their pigmentation, leaving well-demarcated white patches. The armpits, groin, face and hands are sites commonly affected. Vitiligo may also occur at sites of the skin where there has been injury or trauma, such as due to burns, cuts and lacerations. Most cases of vitiligo are diagnosed early in life, generally before the age of 20. However, the onset can occur at any age. The cause of vitiligo is unknown. There are several theories surrounding the causes of ...

Port Wine Stain

Red or burgundy patch on the skin which slowly darkens and thickens in the first several decades of life which may develop localized thickenings (blebs) which can bleed, or become infected. Unlike Hemangiomas, Port-Wine Stains grow proportionately as the child grows. PWS do not go away by themselves, and will thicken, darken and lead to deformity without treatment. Thickened, red/purple or burgundy colored papules over the Port-Wine Stain which may bleed; red/purple facial ...

Rosacea Treatment

Rosacea is a common skin condition that typically affects light-skinned individuals aged 40 to 60 years. It appears as a reddish, ruddy rash, most often on the face. If left untreated, rosacea can worsen over time. Diagnosis is made by simple physician examination. While there is no cure for rosacea, there are many rosacea treatment options that provide good relief from symptoms. Rosacea is a chronic, inflammatory condition of the skin which causes redness, usually on the face. The rosacea rash appears as small...

Vascular Lesion Removal

Vascular lesions are the result of numerous or large vessels that form directly underneath the skin. This usually results in a red appearance in the skin since the vessels can be visible through the skin. These lesions occur in many sizes, shapes and forms all over the body. These lesions occur in a variety of forms including port wine stains, broken capillaries, hemangiomas, and cherry angiomas. Vascular lesions do not go away by themselves. Fortunately, they can be removed by laser therapy. Our facility ...

Sun Damage Repair

Excessive sun exposure leads to varying degrees of skin pigmentation, lines and wrinkles, pre-cancerous sun-spots (actinic keratoses), redness and capillaries, thinning of the skin, loss of elasticity and skin tone. The areas that receive most sun exposure, and hence incur the most sun-damage, are the face, neck, ‘V’ of the chest, hands and forearms. Your specialist will determine which features of sun damage are present and recommend a treatment or combination of treatments that is best suited to you. ...

Pigment and Brown Lesions

There are a number of different types of brown spots on the skin. Most of these are a feature of sun damage including freckles, solar lentigines, and flat or raised seborrhoeic keratoses. They are most common on the areas that receive the most sun exposure face, hands, chest and shoulders. Apart from being a sign of general sun damage they give the appearance of aged skin. Scientific studies have shown that brown spots are the skin change that is makes the skin appear older. ...