Hormonal Pigmentation & Melasma
Reduce pigmentation and regain your youthful glow
People around you see them as irregular patches of brown pigment on the cheeks, upper lip, forehead, chin or nose. You see them as embarrassing confidence-killers, especially if others are mistaking the blotches for something worse such as dirt or hair! But don’t worry, you are not alone. Hormonal pigmentation (or melasma) affects a great number of people, especially women in their younger years.
What is hormonal pigmentation?
What causes melasma?
What is the treatment for melasma?
Sun protection is the most important part of treatment since the pigment will continue to darken with exposure. Traditional methods used to remove melasma include chemical or acid peels, dermabrasion, bleaches, pulsed light and traditional laser treatments. Many of these can result in significant downtime with transient and lacklustre results and have risks of adverse complications.
At Laser Skin Care we have the latest in Fraxel Dual technology offering revolutionary, non-invasive melasma laser treatment.
Why is Fraxel Treatment more advantageous over other laser treatments for pigmentation?
- It improves all types of melasma pigmentation.
- It can be used on all skin types, including darker complexions, but at lower settings and multiple treatments may be required.
- Lightening of the pigment can be seen within a few weeks.
- It improves texture and radiance of he skin.
- It also improves sun damage, brown spots and wrinkles.
Pigment Fading Preparations
UV light exposure is very important in prevention and improvement of hormonal pigmentation. Good SPF 30 sunblock and Vitamin C serums can assist. UV tinting in the car is important.
Please note that melasma treatment with laser does not necessarily prevent recurrence. Some form of ongoing treatment is usually needed.