Melasma is a skin condition that mostly effects females. It is a chronic skin disorder that results in symmetrical, blotchy, brownish facial pigmentation. It typically occurs on the cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. Some women get it during pregnancy and then it fades on its own. It can also be caused by hormonal changes from birth control and menopause.
Melasma can oftentimes be prevented with consistent sunscreen use on the face. Skin lightening creams can also fade the brown pigmentation. These can be found over the counter or prescribed by a doctor.
The PicoSure laser focus treatment is a safe and effective treatment option to fade the pigmentation and even the skin tone. It is also a quick and easy non-surgical, non-invasive laser skin treatment for those seeking a more youthful appearance - two benefits in one treatment! The laser focuses on the problem areas and offers a gentler treatment than chemical peels or microdermabrasion. In the past, lasers have relied on intense heat energy to remove pigment from the skin, which may be painful and lead to significant skin redness and downtime. The PicoSure laser does not have any of these side effects and treatments only take 15-20 minutes.
Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation to discuss how we can treat your melasma.