Melasma and Hyperpigmentation

Melasma and Hyperpigmentation Treatment in Kitchener Waterloo.

By Dr. Rayhaan Dawood MD CCFP.

Only at The Premier Cosmetic Clinic & Medical Spa of the

Kitchener Waterloo Region.

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Melasma and Hyperpigmentation

Kitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic and Medical Spa

Dr. Rayhaan Dawood MD CCFP  is a trained physician in Botox, Dermal Fillers, Hair Loss Restoration, Facial Cosmetic Medicine, Chemical Peels, Medical Facials, Microneedling, and more.

Melasma and Hyperpigmentation Treatments


At Kitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic you are in expert hands. All injectable treatments and advanced medical procedures are done directly by Dr. Dawood. When it comes to your health, you don’t want second best. Dr. Dawood has direct input and oversight into all procedures done at the clinic.


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Melasma and Hyperpigmentation Treatments

We all want clear, beautiful, blemish-free skin. Melasma and Hyperpigmentation are distressing to some patients. Change results from age, pregnancy, environmental exposures (like the sun and pollution), and other traumas, diseases (like acne), or even surgery.  While melasma and hyperpigmentation are “natural and expected” changes to the skin and body, they can be extremely distressing.

At Kitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic we can help manage these conditions. Our staff can offer both a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of your skin and also discuss all the treatment options including: skincare options, procedures like microneedling, blood facial, chemical peels, aquagold, and more.


Melasma is a skin condition that causes certain areas of the skin to become more pigmented than the surrounding areas of the skin. It can affect the fact, but it is possible to happen anywhere you have skin. Melasma is different from hyperpigmentation, although they look similar. Sun exposure can also trigger melasma, through UV exposure.



Hyperpigmentation occurs when small patches of the skin take on a darker color than the rest of the skin. Patients of all ethnicities and backgrounds can suffer from hyperpigmentation. Sun exposure, age, and “inflammation”, like that caused by acne can cause hyperpigmentation. Even trauma (like from a cut or surgery or burn) can cause hyperpigmentation.



COST of Treatments?

Cost varies depending on specific treatment and products recommended. Melasma and Hyperpigmentation often requires multiple treatment sessions and multiple types of treatments including skincare products. At Kitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic we will go over your current medical and cosmetic regimen and provide recommendations on treatments such as Chemical Peels, Microneedling, Subcision, Cortisone, Skincare, or other treatments.

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What Can And Cannot Be Done For Melasma and Hyperpigmentation?

Several techniques can treat Melasma and Hyperpigmentation. Most of these are done routinely in a doctor’s office. Treatment often includes the use of topical skincare products like “skin brighteners” and retinol


Topical Medical Grade Skincare 

Can be useful for hyperpigmentation and melasma. These include vitamin A/retinol, and also (AHA) alpha hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid (exfoliating creams and lotions), and skin brighteners (eg. Lytera)



Aquagold Botox/Dermal Filler Facial is a great option to treat general skin ailments including melasma and hyperpigmentation. Combining this with skincare, peels, and other treatments can help treat the skin, and prevent worsening. Botox, Dermal Filler, and Skin brightening Vitamins and Reagents are added to the treatment.


Chemical Peels

This procedure involves the use of natural acids to exfoliate and remove the top layer of the skin. Our favorite chemical peel to use for Melasma and Hyperpigmentation is the Vivier Peel, a light peel with minimal downtime. Patients often will have a peel done monthly to help treat and control Hyperpigmentation.


This procedure using shallow microneedles to induce controlled damage and healing to the skin. This creates an environment for collagen stimulation (collagen induction) allowing for treatment of hyperpigmentation and melasma. Microneedling is often combined with blood facial, and chemical peels.

Blood Facial/Microneedling

This combines Microneedling with growth factors derived from blood. This creates an exponential level of collagen induction/stimulation to treat melasma and hyperpigmentation.




Kitchener Waterloo

Cosmetic Clinic



570 University Ave E, Unit 2 Waterloo ON, Canada N2K 4P2

Phone: 519-746-8237
Email: info@kwcosmetic.com