Melasma is localised, hormonal pigmentation that appears as brown patches, usually on the face. It is common on the parts of skin that get plenty of sun exposure such as the forehead, chin, neck and decolletage area.
External lifestyle factors, as well as other internal triggers can lead to a melasma appearance. These can include sun exposure, cosmetics, stress, pregnancy, and hormonal medications.
With the physiopathology of this condition not yet fully understood by researchers, developing a treatment plan and future prevention strategy is an involved process. In treating melasma, Dr Manoharan will assess any family history and relevant lifestyle factors to develop a personalised plan for you to go forward with.
Subscision is a surgical technique releases scars bound down to underlying tissue. It is performed under local anaesthetic and generally has no down time.
RF needling delivers controlled radio frequency energy up to 3.5mm deep into the skin to break down scar tissue and promote collagen remodelling. It is usually performed with anaesthetic gels and local blocks.
Fractionated lasers treat chosen densities of micro-columns of skins, sparing the surrounding tissue. This method is at the forefront of acne scar treatment as it enables scars to be treated at depth, with less discomfort, complications and a reduced recovery time.
Ablative laser treatment is effective in the revision of severe acne scars for those who are prepared for a longer downtime period in return for dramatic results. In addition to removing damaged skin, the laser stimulates underlying skin cells to trigger collagen production to break down scars. Dr. Manoharan is one of the country’s most experienced specialists in Erbium:YAG and CO2 lasers for long term acne scar treatment.
Chemical peels use agents such as TCA to replace the top layer of skin with new, underlying skin. This method brings forward healthier skin that has less visible signs of scarring.
The TCA CROSS method is used for local scar destruction to encourage new skin production. It involves TCA being inserted into a scar and performs as a localised peel to reduce the depth of scars over a series of treatments.
Dr Manoharan is a laser dermatologist, specialising in cutting-edge combination treatments to reduce scarring. He produces world class results using gold-standard energy-based devices and techniques, and has the wealth of experience you need to get the results you want – and is based right here in Brisbane, Australia!