What is Melasma?
Numerous individuals deal with melasma at some time throughout their lives, which happens when irregular patches of dark skin appear on the face, neck, and forearms. These gray, tan, or brown spots usually appear symmetrically around the brow, nose, cheeks, chin, or upper lip. Melasma appears more often among women with darker skin tones and is thought to be due to UV damage or hormonal fluctuations, like those that accompany pregnancy and menopause. Dr. Phing Saurer offers laser melasma treatments in Dublin, OH at River Park Dental and Esthetics with Alma Harmony XL PRO laser technology. This advanced option uses powerful laser energy to help reduce the appearance of gray, brown, or tan patches that are related to melasma. Set up a skin evaluation at our Dublin, OH location to find out whether melasma treatment with lasers can help increase your self-confidence and refresh your complexion!
How Do Laser Melasma Treatments Work?
The Harmony XL PRO laser system works to break up the excess skin pigmentation caused by melasma with focused light pulses. This allows your body to naturally remove and expel the unwanted pigment to achieve a clearer complexion with a more balanced skin tone and texture. Your laser melasma treatment session begins with your skin being cleaned and prepped. We can apply a topical anesthetic to enhance your comfort, although many patients do not find it necessary. The laser handpiece will be drawn across your skin a various number of passes, according to your treatment plan. Some patients may see an initial darkening of their spots after treatment — this is normal and expected and typically diminishes after about a week. While the results of a laser melasma treatment can be long-lasting, new spots may appear in the future, but you can always schedule a maintenance procedure at River Park Dental and Esthetics.