Fighting Against the Melasma Battle

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Spending time educating clients on this skin condition will raise their awareness and provide you with an opportunity to walk them through how professional and home care efforts can help lighten and suppress discoloration from progressing.

With varying types and degrees of discoloration, how can you identify whether a client’s pigmentation disorder is melasma and help them regain the radiant skin they desire?

Lastly, a sunscreen formulated with physical blockers like zinc oxide is imperative to clients with melasma as it protects the skin from UV rays that can deepen discoloration.

After identifying the pigmentation issue as melasma, there are three pathways you must focus on to inhibit melanin production and reduce pigment –– MSH, tyrosinase enzyme and the melanosome transfer.

For a corrective facial, the combination of a lotus-infused enzyme, mandelic acid and LED therapy are powerful building blocks for reducing pigment and brightening the skin through mild exfoliation.

Although melasma is largely attributed to internal factors, external factors, such as heat from sun or exercise, electrolysis and other skin trauma, can exacerbate this condition.

Melasma treatments will see better results with lighter peels that focus on rebuilding and strengthening the skin.

For clients to maintain progress managing their melasma between treatments, their focus should be on correcting, rebuilding and protecting the skin.

When a client’s skin requires extra attention––such as a boost in cellular turnover or deeper product penetration––consider performing a chemical peel focused on lightening and brightening.

Adding a vitamin C serum with ascorbic acid (L) or magnesium ascorbyl phosphate will enhance results and provide additional antioxidants and protection for the skin.

Following peels, it is vital to apply a serum containing plant-derived growth factors to support wound healing and strengthen new skin cells.

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