What is Melasma?
Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation that creates dark spots of discoloration on the skin due to extra melanin production. Melasma is not a dangerous skin condition. However, most people want to remove it if it appears on the body. The leading causes for Melasma are sun exposure and hormonal imbalance. Melasma is commonly seen on the cheeks, upper lip, chin, forehead and other areas.
What causes Melasma?
Melasma can be caused by many factors, including hormones, birth control, pregnancy, genetics, injury (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and, most frequently, by sun exposure. However, Melasma mainly affects darker complexions such as Asian and Arabic skin types. Once the skin has been affected by these factors, it builds extra melanin cells at certain spots on the face.
What can I do to treat Melasma?
There are multiple solutions to treat to prevent Melasma. You can apply hydrating creams or serums to keep your skin healthy and protected from skin conditions at home. You can also apply sunscreen whenever you are exposed to the sun. Other topical solutions include skin brightening agents such as chemical peels and lightening creams.
Melasma laser treatment in Montreal
The best way to remove or reduce the appearance of Melasma on the skin is by getting professional laser treatments. At New Age Spa in Montreal and Laval, you can expect the best skincare experience, from free consultation to professional advice and treatments.
Gentle pro max laser treatment for Melasma
We use the Gentle pro max laser machine to remove pigmented lesions of all types and have extensive experience treating Melasma with laser technology. Our laser will target the melasma spots without harming surrounding skin tissue and prevent side effects such as scarring. Book you a free consultation and receive personalized care for your specific skin conditions, skin type and situation. The laser will deliver thermal damage to the areas containing melanin buildup and break down the hyperpigmentation into tiny particles that the body will remove.
How many sessions does it take?
We recommend 2-4 sessions to rid the skin of Melasma or hyperpigmentation completely. Our professionals will assess your skin and offer a full consultation before and after each laser appointment. The results may vary from person to person, and each treatment should be scheduled about four weeks apart.