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We should never forget that Melasma prevails among people with dark skin. While approximately only an 8,8% of Latin women are affected of Melasma, a 40% of population suffer this affection in South Asia. It can be caused by the presence of melanocytes biologically more active in the affected skin instead of a simple increase of melanocytes. The incidence of melasma among the same members of a family suggests that there is also a genetic susceptibility. Sun exposure exacerbates this alteration probably because the positive regulation induced by ultraviolet radiation on melanocyte-stimulating cytokines.

Another aspect to consider when treating ethnic skins is the development of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentations in which the pigment (as it happens with affections of melasma) can be deposited only in the epidermis or in both, dermis and epidermis. It is mostly caused by acne, atopic dermatitis, irritant, allergic and/or contact dermatitis, trauma, psoriasis, lichen planus and drug eruptions. Skin trauma or inflammation can either increase or reduce the production of melanocytes.  It is believed that hyperpigmentation is caused by the activity of cytokines, mediators of inflammation and reactive oxygen species.

It is extremely important for dark -skinned people to use different methods to control and reduce the pigmentation. Ideal hypopigmenting agents should have a controlled and selective effect upon melanocytes not entailing any risks of adverse effects. These agents can act on many stages during the melanin production and degradation processes such as: tyrosinase transcription and activationtyrosinase related protein 1 (TRP-1), tyrosinase related protein 2 (TRP-2) and/or peroxidase; capitation and distribution of melanosomes among kerotinocytes; and melanosomic degradation and rotation of “pigmented” keratinocytes.

Moreover, the use of broad spectrum sunscreen effectively prevents the apparition melasma and also cooperates with other topical therapies when treating this affection.

All the aspects mentioned above were taken into consideration when developing MeLine Ethnic Skin in order to guarantee a safe and effective product for the treatment of these affections that can also entail some emotional and psychological repercussions to dark-skinned people.

Cleanse the skin, remove the grease and dry completely the skin. Place ME LINE 00 PREP into a container and apply the content of one ampoule on the area using a brush. Let it act for 3 minutes.

Apply a homogeneous coatof ME LINE 01 ETHNIC SKIN over the entire face. After 15 minutes, apply a second coat over the areas with melasma. First treatment session: Let it act for 30 minutes. Second treatment session: Let it act for 45 minutes (after 30 days). Third treatment session: Let it act for 45 minutes (after 6 – 8 months).

Cleanse the skin with a soft cleanser. Apply ME LINE 03 MOIST drops and spread the product forming a thin coating. Leave it to dry.


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