Dr Alexis Granite has shared her expertise with Sheerluxe on the topic of melasma, a skin condition characterised by patchy shades of brown or grey pigmentation developed, mostly on the face.
In the feature, Dr Granite explains that it's more common in women, with 90% of cases occurring in women aged between 20-50. Hormones play a part in melasma such as pregnancy, the Pill and medical conditions that affect hormones. Additionally, factors such as heat and exposure to UV rays may exasperate the condition.
Chemical peels can be a good solution for treating melasma, Dr Granite advises, "Ask your dermatologist about a peel that contains trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), which have been shown to have good results when it comes to easing pigmentation."
The new generation of peels at the Cadogan Clinic allows the treatment to be tailored to address the concerns of each individual. They are designed to exfoliate the skin to create fresh new skin cells.