If you have brown or dark-gray patches on the surface of your skin, it’s likely that you suffer from melasma. This skin condition – which is common with women who have gone through pregnancy – is also triggered by hormonal changes associated with puberty and the aging process.
Common areas where melasma occurs include:
While keeping yourself protected from the sun is the best way to prevent further melasma, current melasma outbreaks can make it difficult to enjoy a flawless complexion. While these outbreaks can fade over time, many women want a faster way to fade the appearance of these dark brown spots.
At Laser Skin Care Center in Long Beach, CA, our dermatologists use the safest and most effective treatments to fade the appearance of melasma, including:
- Chemical Peels: For clients with severe melasma, chemical peels can help fade spots while encouraging faster cellular turnover. A special combination of acids are applied directly to the surface of the skin, which removes the top dermis layers. With consistent treatment, chemical peels can minimize the appearance of melasma while also treating wrinkle, fine lines, and other hyperpigmentation.
- Topical Medications: If you have mild-to-moderate melasma, you may be prescribed special topical medications to gently fade dark brown spots. Hydroquinone, tretinoin, and corticosteroids are all common topical treatments that have been used to lighten skin and clear melasma.
- Clear + Brilliant: Clear + Brilliant laser treatments combine the best of laser resurfacing with minimal downtime and recovery. This gentle laser treatment targets darker pigments in the skin and breaks them down until they’re no longer visible. The Clear + Brilliant laser treatment has also been shown to minimize pore size, improve skin tone, and increase skin elasticity. You’ll need about 4 to 6 treatments to see optimal results.
Don’t let melasma prevent you from enjoying your best skin ever. Visit Laser Skin Care Center to discover our menu of safe and effective melasma treatments!
Laser Skin Care Center serves the greater Long Beach area. Call (562) 997-1144 to learn more today.