Advanced cosmetic medical treatments for
melasma skin pigmentation

Are you struggling with dermal melasma and seeking effective treatment options?

Look no further than Shire Aesthetics, where we specialise in innovative solutions for Melasma treatment in Sydney and other pigmentation concerns. Our clinic offers tailored treatments to help you achieve a brighter, more even complexion.

What is Melasma?

Melasma is a common chronic skin condition characterised by skin discolouration in the form of brown or grey patches, typically on the face. You can develop melasma at any age, and it is often triggered by hormonal changes, sun exposure, and genetics.

Which types of melasma can we treat?

Epidermal Melasma

Located in the top layer of the skin, epidermal melasma appears as brown patches and responds well to topical treatments and superficial peels for effective lightening.

Dermal Melasma

Deeper within the skin, dermal melasma presents as greyish-brown patches and may require more intensive treatments like laser therapy to address pigmentation.

Mixed Melasma

Combining characteristics of both epidermal and dermal melasma, mixed melasma often necessitates a comprehensive treatment approach involving topical agents, peels, and laser procedures for optimal results.

Treatments for Melasma

At Shire Aesthetics, we understand the impact that this skin condition can have and we’re dedicated to providing the best cosmetic medical solutions for treating epidermal, dermal, and mixed melasma. Our advanced treatments are designed to target and reduce the appearance of melasma, restoring a more radiant complexion. Your options for treating melasma include:

Topical Treatments

Prescription creams containing ingredients such as hydroquinone, retinoids, and corticosteroids can help lighten melasma patches over time and are often used as a treatment for melasma symptoms.

Chemical Peels

Chemical skin peels use a proven chemical solution that is applied to the skin to exfoliate dead cells and promote skin renewal, helping to reduce the appearance of melasma and improve skin texture.

Laser Therapy

Laser treatments like Q Switch, fractional laser skin resurfacing and eCO2 laser resurfacing target pigmented areas of the skin, breaking up excess melanin promoting collagen production for a more even skin tone and helping improve skin texture.


Hydrodermabrasion is an exfoliation technique that removes dead skin cells, helping to fade melasma patches and reveal softer, new skin.


Intense Pulse Light is a treatment for melasma that effectively targets and breaks down excess pigmentation in melasma, promoting a more even skin tone and reducing the appearance of dark patches.


Microneedling is a skin-needling treatment designed to stimulate collagen production and promote skin renewal, helping to improve the appearance of melasma by reducing pigmentation and evening out skin tone.

Plasma Pen

Plasma Pen therapy delivers targeted heat energy to the skin, stimulating collagen production and reducing melasma pigmentation for a more even complexion.

What Can Melasma Treatment Address?

  • Dark patches on the skin
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Uneven skin texture
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Benefits of Melasma Treatment

  • More even skin tone and texture
  • Reduced appearance of pigmentation
  • Tailored treatments for individual skin concerns
  • Longer-lasting results with proper skincare maintenance
  • Non-invasive procedures with minimal downtime
  • Treatments performed by a medical doctor experienced in cosmetic medicine
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Who is a Good Candidate for Melasma Treatment?

Our melasma treatment in Sydney is suitable for individuals who are bothered by the appearance of uneven pigmentation and are seeking non-surgical solutions. Whether you have recently developed melasma or have been struggling with it for years, our expert team can customise a treatment plan to address your specific concerns.

What is the Process to Treat Skin Pigmentation
at Shire Aesthetics?


Your first consultation with our cosmetic physician includes a skin assessment and a discussion of your medical history and expectations. Once satisfied, your individual treatment plan will be discussed in detail, and you will be given a date for the procedure.


On the day of your melasma treatment, you will be welcomed in by our friendly staff before being escorted to your doctor’s office. Here, we will go over the potential side effects and discomfort you may experience as well as describe how the process will work. Our advanced techniques ensure optimal results with minimal discomfort and downtime.

Results and Recovery

Results vary among individuals, but many clients see a gradual improvement in the appearance of the melasma pigmentation, with full results becoming evident within a few months. Following your treatment, you may experience some mild redness or peeling, which typically subsides within a few days.

Our team will provide you with post-treatment care instructions, including using high-quality sun protection, to ensure a smooth recovery process.

How Much Does Melasma Treatment Cost in Sydney?

At Shire Aesthetics, we believe that everyone deserves access to high-quality cosmetic treatments at an affordable price. The cost of treating skin pigmentation varies depending on the specific procedures chosen and the extent of treatment required. During your consultation, we will provide you with a detailed breakdown of costs.

Why Choose Shire Aesthetics for Melasma Laser Treatment?

By adhering to strict clinical protocols and staying up-to-date with the newest and most innovative cosmetic treatments, our board-certified cosmetic physician, aesthetician, and network of specialised staff aim to provide you with the safest and most effective treatments tailored to your individual needs.

If you think melasma pigmentation and laser treatment is the right choice for you, then contact us today to arrange a consultation with us to see just how we can help you achieve a more rejuvenated, refreshed appearance.

Meet Dr Mutti Khan

dr mutti khan

Dr Khan is a Cosmetic Physician/Phlebologist who is committed to the advancement of Aesthetic Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and has loved the art of Cosmetic Medicine since his medical training began in 1998.
Dr Khan is a key opinion leader in the aesthetic industry and sits on the Board of Directors of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine (ACAM) as Secretary since 2020.

Contact Us

Address: Level 4, 86 Kiora Road Miranda NSW 2228
Tel: 02 9575 3855
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 5 PM and Sat: 9 AM – 3 PM

How to book a consultation

To enquire about treatments for melasma pigmentation or to book an appointment, you can call us on 02 9575 3855, send us an email or fill out our online form.


Results vary depending on the type of treatment and individual factors. Generally, noticeable improvements in dermal melasma can be seen within a few weeks to months.

Yes, many treatments for melasma symptoms are effective on darker skin tones, but it’s crucial to consult with a skincare professional to determine the safest and most suitable options.

Most treatments are well-tolerated, with minimal discomfort reported. We use advanced techniques including skin needling, chemical peels and laser therapy to treat melasma symptoms and may offer topical anaesthesia to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

While treatments can significantly improve the appearance of melasma, the condition may recur, especially with sun exposure and hormonal changes. Maintenance treatments may be recommended if you have this skin condition.

We offer a range of options to treat melasma symptoms that are suitable for various skin types and concerns. During your consultation, we will assess your skin and recommend the most appropriate options for your individual needs.

While melasma cannot always be prevented, wearing sunscreen daily, avoiding sun exposure, and using skincare products containing antioxidants and SPF can help minimise the risk of flare-ups.

While some home remedies such as using topical vitamin C or applying aloe vera gel may help improve the appearance of melasma, professional treatments offer more significant results.

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