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MeLine De-pigmentation Peel

Spending a lot of time outside is part of the Kiwi dream. It’s wonderful, but sun exposure can cause pigmentation changes such as dark spots, freckles, and uneven tone over time. The appearance of these can become more pronounced as we age.

While the sun is responsible for many of our pigmentation issues, hormonal fluctuations and skin conditions that cause inflammation, such as acne and burns, can also leave pigmentation spots.

How can MeLine help?

MeLine is scientifically proven to reduce visible hyperpigmentation by 90-95% within 60-90 days. This includes:

  • Sun-induced hyperpigmentation
  • Post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation
  • Melasma

The MeLine treatment process is described as ‘controlled chemical dermabrasion’ and is a customised process that uses the application of MeLine’s specially formulated peel mask to lift away the top layer of dead skin cells.

The MeLine process includes preparation, peel and a program of prescribed aftercare products to use at home. These products are designed to control pigmentation, decrease melanin production, promote a renewal of skin cells, improve sun damage and even out the tone and colour of the skin – helping you maintain your after-peel complexion!

A clinical study of 168 participants was carried out, including patients with hyperpigmentation, skin ageing and acne.

  • Excellent results in 95% of cases of hyperpigmentation
  • Excellent results in 90% of cases for the aged skin group
  • Excellent results in 85% of patients with acne-prone skin
  • Excellent results in 65% of cases with melano-hematic pigmentation

What is the peel process?

1. We first begin with a consultation to assess your skin type and the concerns you want to address.

2. You are then prescribed several products to use at home in replacement of your existing skincare products. You will use these for 2 weeks prior to your first peel

3. Your first in-clinic peel will take place 2 weeks after you began the use of the products, and your homecare routine will continue

4. Your second in-clinic peel will take place 4 weeks after your first in-clinic peel, and your homecare routine will continue.

5. We will then see you in the clinic a month later to assess your results and plan any peels/ products that may be required to maintain your results.

MeLine De-pigmentation Peel


What hyperpigmentation conditions can be treated?

Hyperpigmentation results from increased melanin levels due to melanocyte hyperactivity. This is a sign of photo-aging of the skin due to excessive sun exposure. Melasma and/or chloasma are a specific type of hyperpigmentation which can be very challenging to treat due to their tendency to recur.


While hyperpigmentation can be significantly improved, long term results depend on regular use of a high SPF sunscreen.

What acne problems can be treated?

Acne-prone skin generally has increased sebum secretion, open pores and for many patients, redness or flushing (especially with fair skin). Controlled chemical dermabrasion can be an excellent help for patients with acne.

What aftercare precautions do I need to take after a MeLine peel?

It is vital that you protect your skin from the damage that UVA and UVB rays cause by using a high factor UVA/UVB cream every day. We can recommend suitable sunscreen products to complement your peel and skin type. You will also be provided with products and a detailed skincare routine.

Can I have a Meline peel in the summer time?

In short, the answer is yes! But, it’s vital to use proper sun protection to reduce the risk of complications. Because a chemical peel removes the top layers of skin and reveals fresh, youthful skin, it can be especially sensitive and more prone to sunburn.


The skin is more susceptible to damage from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, even with the application of sun screen. However, sun damage itself will not affect the results of a chemical peel.

What are the immediate side-effects?
  • Immediate (same day and over the next week following your peel) after effects include reddening and flaky skin. Peeling tends to start after 48 hours and will last for up to 7 days.
  • Patients who have a stronger treatment may experience swelling.
What skin types can MeLine be used for?
  • Caucasian and ethnic skin types
  • Acne-prone and spotty skin
  • Suitable for use on the face or body (e.g. acne chest/shoulders, intimate areas)
When can’t I have a MeLine treatment?

MeLine is not suitable under the following conditions:

  • Allergy to any of the active ingredients in MeLine
  • Recent sun exposure
  • Photosensitivity and autoimmune diseases
  • Active skin infection
  • Immediate social engagements, due to the likelihood of redness/peeling