Afterglow Physician Directed Medical Aesthetics
2609 Westview Dr. #104
North Vancouver, British Columbia V7N 4M2
Phone: (604) 980-3993
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Melasma, also called “chloasma,” is a common skin condition in adults in which light- to dark-brown or greyish pigmentation develops, mainly on the face. The name comes from melas, the Greek word for black. Although melasma can affect both genders and any race, it is more common in women and people with darker skin types. Melasma usually becomes more noticeable in the summer and improves during the winter months. It is not an infection, it is not contagious, and it is not due to an allergy. Also, it is not cancerous and will not change into skin cancer.
Prescription skin care involves the combination of several topical medical creams generally compounded by a pharmacist under the direction of the physician to specifically target the underlying condition. Our doctor’s compounds have received a tremendous vote of confidence amongst her patients.
We have found that patients benefit most from a combination of facial peels and topical prescription medication. We will select the ideal chemical peel treatment for your needs, goals, and skin type during your initial consultation.
How Much Does Melasma Treatment Cost?
The price of our melasma treatment is $185, which includes a facial peel. The topical agent is purchased through a pharmacy and is a separate cost. We have found that a combination of these two approaches has garnered the greatest success in clearing away melasma in a wide range of skin types. During your initial consultation, we will determine the ideal approach for your needs and goals, and most individuals find that this simple and effective customized technique can provide dramatic improvement.
Would you like to learn more about your options to address melasma? Talk to our team today to schedule a consultation and get started on a journey towards more beautiful skin.