WHAT IS MELASMA?
Melasma is a skin condition that causes dark, brown patches to appear on the skin.
Melasma is usually darker than your skin tone and can appear on the cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin. It can also appear on the neck and arms.
WHAT CAUSES MELASMA?
Melasma can be caused by a variety of things. One of the biggest causes of melasma is hormonal changes.
Women that are pregnant, take birth control pills, or do hormone therapy are at risk of triggering melasma. Another cause of melasma is stress and thyroid disease. Sun exposure can also cause melasma because ultraviolet rays affect the cells that control pigment.
IS MELASMA TREATABLE?
Some of the treatments that can be done to help diminish melasma are chemical peels, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, and pico laser for melasma!
PICO LASER FOR MELASMA
The pico laser is a dual-wavelength (1064nm and 532nm) pico-second laser for comfortable and convenient tattoo removal and skin revitalization treatments for wrinkles, acne scars, and pigments like freckles, sunspots, and discoloration.
The laser penetrates the deep layer of the dermis and specifically targets pigment. What’s great about this laser is that it’s very gentle to the outer layer of the skin. This procedure is very quick and requires minimal downtime!
For more information on how you can treat your melasma, call us at 305-239-9222.