Dermalogica’s New Melanopro Reduces Hyperpigmentation On All Skin Types

The innovative professional treatment offering results with little to no downtime.

Hyperpigmentation remains one of the most stubborn and prevalent skin conditions in Australia that people want to treat. Whether it’s melasma, sun spots, or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), dark spots on the face are hard to conceal, and even harder to treat efficiently. There are, of course, laser options, such as IPL or picosecond lasers, however, these are often unsuitable for darker skin tones.

Dermalogica has launched a new topical depigmentation treatment that is suitable even for dark Fitzpatricks, and creates little to no downtime. Introducing, Melanopro by Dermalogica. We caught up with Dermalogica’s Senior Director – Global Professional Innovation, Louis Chabert, to learn more about this innovative professional treatment.

“We saw that there was a big gap when it comes to hyperpigmentation treatments, especially for people with darker skin tones, or those prone to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. There’s nothing that provides a superior efficacy that is 100% safe for them,” he explained.

One of the main aspects that the team at Dermalogica focused on, was trying to develop a product that respected the skin barrier, as most other depigmentation solutions on the market, do not. 

So how does Melanopro work?

Melanopro consists of a professional peel applied in-clinic, which is removed 4-7 hours later by the patient in the convenience of their home. Each patient receives an at-home skincare product to use for at least six weeks after the treatment. This product is a resurfacing moisturiser, which includes Azelaic Acid, Tranexamic Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), and Acetyl Hexapeptide-1 (peptide). 

In the first six days, flaking can be expected, with results peaking on day 16-48. What makes this product different to others on the market, is that it doesn’t only reduce pigmentation, but it improves overall skin quality. 

“During our trials, each subject would mention how incredible their skin looked after about 14 days,” says Chabert. “So people actually want to do it again, which is not something you find with a lot of other depigmentation treatments on the market.”

“We’re excited to offer this treatment, especially because there is still such a stigma around melasma, with some people associating it with ‘dirty skin’, which, of course, it’s not. People seem to have more empathy with acne patients than with melasma.”

With Melanopro, the patient only has to come into clinic once, for the initial peel, the rest is done from home, saving the patient time and effort. After the first few days of peeling and flaking, the skin starts to improve each day, fading dark spots, reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, and smoothing skin’s texture to reveal fresh, brighter skin. 

Effective and profitable

Melanopro Peel System does more than enhance your professional offering on all hyperpigmentation concerns – it is also highly profitable. Contact dermalogica to find out more about the recommended retail price.

Compared to other similar treatments on the market, melanopro offers a competitive price that makes depigmentation treatments accessible to a wider range of people, and encourages them to repeat the treatment when necessary. 

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