Melasma is a widespread skin issue that is also sometimes referred to as chloasma. The disorder causes brown patches on a person’s face, usually on the cheeks, chin, forehead, above the upper lip, and bridge of the nose. Melasma can also surface in other areas of the body that get an ample amount of sun exposure. In addition to sun exposure, changes in hormones appear to be a common trigger for the disorder as well. Even though melasma can affect both genders, it appears to affect women the most. Asian or Latin ethnicity individuals are also more likely to develop melasma.
Laser Toning Helps Melasma
Laser toning treatments are frequently used to treat melasma that nearly 25 percent of all Japanese women suffer from. It is also an effective method for treating macules, freckles, and bags under the eyes that are caused by skin pigmentation underneath the eye. A unique laser irradiation system reduces the excess development of melanin deposits while it improves the appearance of brownish eye bags.
Another key benefit of laser toning is that there is virtually no downtime for recovery. Following treatment, most patients only have a bit of redness near the target areas and can immediately apply makeup following treatment. Melasma treatment at one time took as long as two years for visible results. However, laser toning treatments today have dramatically changed both the duration and quality of overall treatment.
Laser Toning Treatment Process
The first step is to use schedule a consultation with our medical team at Metro Dermatology to go over your medical history and the current issue at hand. We will then make a diagnosis and proceed to describe the most appropriate treatment plan that is right for you.
To treat your melasma with laser toning treatment, your face will need to be washed thoroughly with a hypoallergenic soap provided by your healthcare provider. The laser is then used to target and irradiate the specific area while focusing on the melasma for approximately 10 minutes. The practitioner will choose the correct laser along with the appropriate settings in accordance with the overall thickness of your skin.
Electroporation is used to allow key nutrients to penetrate the skin. Tranexamic acid and vitamin C are delivered to the skin through electroporation to encourage collagen production.
After the process, you are set for a quick recovery. You will be able to go home after each treatment to resume your daily activities.
Dermatologists today are now discovering that new and improved laser therapy technology can substantially improve melasma safely and effectively than ever before. Contact Metro Dermatology today to schedule your consultation.