Laser removal for Melasma, sun and age spots
What is this treatment?
Melasma is a common pigmentation disorder that causes brown or gray patches to appear on the skin, primarily on the face.
At Crystal Care Clinic, we provide patients of all skin types with a comprehensive treatment that clears their melasma and hyperpigmentation.
As a multi-factorial condition that can involve epidermal melanin, dermal melanin, and a vascular component, melasma typically requires a complex treatment regimen to achieve clearance and prevent recurrence. Our laser treatment helps patients to achieve clearance with a safe, effective, and tolerable treatment by addressing each of these factors. The 650-microsecond laser energy is delivered into the dermis and epidermis to break up melanin deposits while shutting down vasculature and inflammation. The treatment is highly tolerable with minimal risk of adverse effects compared to traditional topical or device treatments for melasma.
Management of melasma can be challenging and, with topical agents, may require long-term treatment. Our laser treatment, however, can help patients achieve clearance with fewer treatments. For patients who want an accelerated clearance of their condition, the laser treatment can be combined with a peel in a single treatment session. First, the laser helps to break up epidermal and dermal pigment. Then, the peel may be applied to speed up the cellular turnover of the epidermis.
Who can have this treatment?
This treatment is beneficial to anyone who is experiencing any form of melasma, pigmentation, sun damage or age spots, regardless of age. During your consultation, our doctor will discuss with you, assess the severity of your pigmentation and explain the benefits of this treatment for your skin type.
How many treatments do I need?
Depending on the type of pigmentation you have, we will determine the number of treatments you will need. However, you will see an improvement after just one treatment. In order for these results to last, it is important that you commit to the recommended number of treatments at the right interval.