MELASMA LASER TREATMENT TO ELIMINATE DISCOLOURATION
WHAT IS MELASMA?
Melasma is a common skin problem that is also known as ‘chloasma’. It causes brown patches on the face; most commonly appearing on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead, chin, and above the upper lip. It also can appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun. Hormone changes along with sun exposure are the most common triggers for melasma. Although melasma may affect both men and women, the majority of those affected are women. Individuals of Latin or Asian ethnicity are also more likely to get melasma.
EFFECTIVE MELASMA LASER TREATMENT VANCOUVER
We are proud to offer 4 laser technology that can make a difference in reducing pigment and melasma with minimal downtime and comfort. Spectra Laser is a q-switched Nd:Yag Laser, known for its versatility, reliability, and safety in treating melasma and post-inflammatory pigmentation. As one of the few melasma laser treatment Vancouver clinics to introduce Spectra laser, we have extensive experience in performing Spectra laser for melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. A typical melasma treatment protocol for the face can involve 10 weekly treatments of Spectra Peel using Spectra carbon lotion where 20-70 microns of epidermis gets ablated gently alternating with laser toning upon subsequent weekly sessions. Laser energy targets, gently breaks and ablates the pigment so that the body’s immune system can naturally remove the pigment particles.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
The nanopulse Nd: YAG laser is the gold standard in treating moderate and deep pigment disorders and more recently brown spots or brown patches. The Spectra Laser system was cleared in 2012 for the treatment of melasma, and has shown to be very effective in reducing the appearance of brown patches. Individuals receiving treatment should always wear sunblock if going into the sun and avoid sun exposure which can re-trigger pigmentation.
THE BENEFITS OF MELASMA LASER TREATMENT VANCOUVER
- Reduces melasma
- No downtime
- Minimal side effects
- Safe for most skin types
- Smooths out uneven skin tone
- Improves fine wrinkles
- Shortens procedure time
- No anesthetic needed
- Long-term results