Why Come to Aesthetic Laser Care for Your Melasma Treatment?
The staff at Aesthetic Laser Care has many years of experience in treating melasma and other causes of hyperpigmentation. Because there is no cure for melasma, our goal is to reduce your melasma by 60 to 90% in 6 to 12 weeks and then put you on a regimen to maintain these results.
Melasma is a darkening of the skin on your face caused by excessive production of melanin - the pigment that causes your skin to tan. It is most common among women who are pregnant and those who are taking oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Melasma is also more prevalent with women of Latin, Asian, Mediterranean, Indian, Middle Eastern and North African descent. Melasma can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on how much of your face is discolored and how much darker than normal your skin has become.
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The cause of melasma is unknown although certain factors may trigger the melanocytes (pigment-producing cells) to create more pigment in the skin. These factors may include: pregnancy, sun exposure, oral contraceptives and HRT. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can stimulate the melanocytes to produce pigment therefore, proper use of sun protection (applying sunblock or wearing a hat) is imperative for a patient with melasma.
In some cases, melasma can fade over time especially for patients that acquired the discoloration through pregnancy or through oral contraceptives. However, for some, melasma is permanent.
There is no cure for melasma, but with proper maintenance, melasma can be controlled. Furthermore, the melanin-producing melanocytes can sometimes be suppressed and inactivated over the course of the maintenance regimen. Aesthetic Laser care offers several different treatments for melasma:
• Bleaching Creams (e.g. Obagi, Tri-Luma, Lytera, etc)
• Chemical Peels followed by a maintenance regimen of bleaching creams
• Cosmelan MD Treatment
• Intense Pulsed Light (aka IPL or Photofacial) followed by a maintenance regimen of bleaching creams
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