The melanage miniPeel represents a new generation of chemical peels that help to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and brown spots (hyperpigmentation). The melanage minipeel uses weak acids combined with potent non-acidic ingredients that do not burn, wound or injure the skin, and for that reason can be used to treat patients with darker complexions.
How does it work?
Melanage minipeel Solution is applied during an in-office visit. The patient removes the solution after a required length of time depending on skin type. Patients are responsible for adhering to an easy to follow, but strict, at-home regimen involving the application of several melanage products following removal of the minipeel solution.
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Hyperpigmentation is a common aesthetic complaint and typically presents as solar lentigines, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation or melasma.
Solar lentigines are apparent in photoaged skin as small brawn macules that increase in size and number with chronic sun exposure. Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation can be seen in susceptible individuals, especially with darker skin types. Melasma presents as hyperpigmented reticular patches and brawn macules, typically on the cheekbones, upper lips, forehead, and /or chin. Melasma is frequently observed following a change in female hormonal status such as during pregnancy (chloasma) or with use of oral contraceptives.
Treatment of hyperpigmentation
Treatment of hyperpigmentation with topical products is aimed at suppressing melanin synthesis and deposition in the skin and at removing pigment that is already present. Most topical lightening agents act by inhibiting tyrosinase, the key enzymatic step in melanin production. Reduction of hyperpigmentation with topical products typically requires 3 months of daily application. Various methods of exfoliation can be used in combination with topical products such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, microneedling and lasers.
Hyperpigmentation can be treated with the following procedures:
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