WHAT IS LASER MELASMA TREATMENT?
Melasma is a skin condition caused by excessive production of melanin, a naturally occurring pigment in the body that gives color to skin, hair, and eyes. If your body overproduces melanin, you may notice darker patches on the areas of skin that are frequently exposed to the sun, such as the face, shoulders, and arms. Melasma is most common in women, particularly those with darker skin. Melasma also occurs with greater frequency during pregnancy. If you are bothered by darker patches on your skin, aesthetic specialist Dr. Carolyn Forbes can help achieve a more balanced, healthy appearance to your skin with laser melasma treatment. At Symphony Medical Spa in Tooele, UT, we use the latest techniques to produce a lighter, brighter, and more even complexion.
HOW IS LASER MELASMA TREATMENT DONE?
Many skin conditions can resemble melasma so a complete skin analysis is needed to determine the proper type of discoloration you have, as well as your ideal treatment. Dr. Forbes will evaluate your skin and ask about your medical history to determine if a laser-based solution is right for you. Using the gentle heating technology of the Harmony XL PRO, our advanced laser system targets the pigmented areas of your skin, which absorbs the energy and leaves the pigment lighter and more even. After about six sessions, your skin will be noticeably clearer and more even in tone.
Laser Melasma Treatment FAQ
What causes melasma?
Melasma-induced hyperpigmentation can occur anytime throughout an individual's life. It's most commonly thought to be caused by hormonal fluctuations, including those that are experienced with pregnancy and birth control medications. Other sources that are generally connected to melasma are damage from UV rays, stress, and genetics.
How does laser treatment for melasma work?
With the Harmony XL PRO laser system, Dr. Forbes will direct a powerful energy beam into darker spots on the surface of your skin. The light will effectively help to diminish melanin (the substance that causes discoloration), allowing it to then be absorbed by the body. Though pigmented spots might become darker at first, they should diminish after about seven days.
Does melasma come back after laser treatment?
Although laser treatments can work to minimize the appearance of melasma, additional gray, brown, or tan splotches can still occur over time. A number of sessions may be scheduled to help prolong your outcomes.
What is the cost of laser melasma treatment?
At Symphony Medical Spa, the cost of melasma laser treatment varies according to personal skin conditions. We will develop a treatment strategy to help fit your desired results and explain the easy payment solutions accepted at our Tooele, UT location.
REDUCE DARK SPOTS TODAY
Having dark spots on your face and body could detract from your natural beauty and make you feel less confident in your appearance. To achieve a brighter, more even complexion, our team at Symphony Medical Spa offers laser melasma treatment with the Harmony XL PRO. Gentle laser technology can be utilized to improve the way you look and feel after only a handful of sessions. Contact our office in Tooele, UT, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Forbes.