Best Melasma Treatments
Melasma is a common genetic condition that most often affects people of color because darker skin tones have more active melanocytes than lighter skin tones. While melasma doesn’t create any physical discomfort, it develops on a person’s face with grey-brown patches that appear on the chin, upper lip, forehead, cheeks, and the bridge of the nose causing a blotchy and uneven appearance.
By far, women have more cases of melasma compared to men. In fact, it’s so common among pregnant women that it’s been called a pregnancy mask, however birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy can also provoke it.
Our Troy, MI Med Spa offers several state-of-the-art melasma treatments that bring excellent results
Melasma Treatments for Pregnant Women
Melasma made fade when a woman stops taking her birth control, or when she delivers her baby.
For a small percentage of women with Melasma, topical or over-the-counter medicines may clear the pigmentation. But for most Melasma suffers, the unwanted pigmentation is a lifelong problem. The good news is that we offer several highly effective Melasma treatments in our Troy, MI area Med Spa.
Chemical Peels & Dermabrasion for Melasma
When topical treatment fails, a chemical peel or dermabrasion should be considered. Our Troy, MI Med Spa offers microdermabrasion and chemical peels that help lighten pigmentation by actually removing the top layers of skin that hold the pigment.
Dermalinfusion for Melasma
Dermalinfusion is a new and innovative alternative to traditional dermabrasion that is similar to a hydrafacial. In just one skin-resurfacing treatment, a patient’s face receives exfoliation, extraction and serum infusion.
Unlike some skin treatments that can actually aggravate melasma and aren’t appropriate for darker or pigmented skin types, Dermalinfusion works for every skin color, type and tone.
Laser and IPL Treatments for Melasma
Laser treatments to improve melasma may work, if the correct type of resurfacing laser is used such as IPL therapy and fractional laser resurfacing. That said laser treatments like CO2 can actually aggravate melasma and stimulate more pigmentation.
Melasma can be lightened considerably in most patients with consistent Fraxel skin resurfacing treatments, which deliver a 74 to 100% clearance rate for abnormal skin pigment conditions including melasma. Fraxel lasers deliver microscopic thermal wounds into the skin to disrupt the abnormal pigmentation and kill over-producing melanocytes.
The Ellipse Selective Waveband Technology (SWT®) IPL treatment, also known as Selective Photothermolysis delivers controlled light pulses using special frequencies that the body’s own melanin in the pigment absorbs through the upper layer of the skin. The light energy is converted by the pigment into heat, and thereby destroying the parts of the cell that store melanin.
One a patient’s melasma clears, maintenance therapy may be needed to prevent another melasma outbreak. In addition, a wide brimmed hat must be worn very day and sunscreen must be applied every two hours to counter the sun’s effects.
Best Melasma Treatments – Troy, MI
Melasma is notoriously difficult to treat, so it is important to consult with an experienced Troy, MI area Board Certified plastic surgeon like Doctor Ali who can evaluate your skin and recommend the best treatment or combination of therapies. We offer several state-of-the-art treatments that are highly effective at treating Melasma at our Troy, MI area Med Spa.
Of course, sun avoidance is extremely important. Always use a broad spectrum sunblock with SPF 30 or greater as failure to avoid the sun will render any treatments useless.
Each Melasma skin treatment begins with a professional skin consultation. Treatments are selected and optimized to meet the specific needs of each client with the most innovative and comprehensive products and technologies.
Schedule a Melasma consultation and treatment – and then relax in our Troy, Mi area Med Spa, while we make you look and feel more confident and attractive!
Schedule Fraxel Melasma Treatment at our Birmingham Med Spa: 248.335.7200