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Laser Treatments for Hyperpigmentation and Melasma

Melasma is a frustrating condition where dark discoloration, or hyperpigmentation, develops on the skin. Most commonly, melasma will start to appear on the face around the cheeks, nose, forehead, chin, and lips. While genetics are a factor that can cause melasma to develop, everything from medications, sun exposure, and hormones can contribute to this condition. Though women are more frequently diagnosed with melasma, men can also experience this condition.

Brown spots can also appear on the skin as a result of photo-aging, otherwise known as sun damage. Excessive sun exposure stimulates the pigment cells called melanocytes and also results and decreased collagen production, fine lines, and wrinkles.

What Laser Treatments for Hyperpigmentation and Melasma Correct

Laser treatments for hyperpigmentation and melasma target areas of discoloration on your skin. These treatments can work in cases of melasma in both men and women, as well as evening out the appearance of brown spots.

These laser treatments target the pigment-producing cells in the areas affected by melasma or brown spots. This process is safe and effective at rejuvenating the skin and creating a beautiful result.

Who Should Get Laser Treatments for Hyperpigmentation and Melasma?

Women who have developed melasma, or dark areas of hyperpigmentation on their face and body, are great candidates for a laser treatment. Whether the discoloration of their skin comes from pregnancy or any other cause, these treatments can alleviate the look of dark areas to give you a more even skin tone.

Men can also develop melasma or hypigmentation on their face and body. Sometimes, these changes in the skin can result from medications, aging, and sun damage. Regardless, laser treatments are also fantastic options in these cases because they can effectively and safely remove the pigmented lesions.

What to Expect From Laser Treatments for Hyperpigmentation and Melasma

To get the best possible results, Aerolase is the laser of choice when it comes to treating melasma and hyperpigmentation. Aerolase is a state-of-the-art device that is capable of treating many types of hyperpigmentation in all skin types and tones with absolutely no downtime or pain.

It can be used on all parts of the body, including the face, arms, legs, and chest or any area that shows discoloration as a result of sun exposure. This treatment aims to reduce the appearance of pigmented lesions and evens the skin tone.  One major benefit of the Aerolase device is that it can be used on all skin types including skin of color and tanned Caucasian skin.

While melasma is a chronic condition, the Aerolase neo can help patients achieve clear skin. The neo can be combined with other treatment modalities such as chemical peels to accelerate skin clearance.

Aerolase Neo melasma and hyperpigmentation treatments typically take 15-20 minutes. Neo melasma treatments are safe, effective, and tolerable for all skin types and all forms of melasma and hyperpigmentation. Treatment is painless and there is no downtime. Patients can resume normal activities immediately after treatment.

Each patient will receive a customized topical skin care regimen to help maximize the efficacy of their procedure and to maintain results. For more people, 3-6 treatments are required to achieve the results and appearance they’re seeking.

All About Recovery Times and Results

One of the best things about opting to use a laser treatment to alleviate our melasma and hyperpigmentation is the fact that there’s no downtime. Unlike other procedures, like chemical peels, you won’t have to take days off work to recover.

Using the Aerolase to diminish the appearance of dark spots on the face is also a painless procedure, making it a fan-favorite for many men and women.

Why Dr. Ip Recommends Laser Treatments for Hyperpigmentation and Melasma

Using laser treatments for hyperpigmentation and melasma is a highly efficient way to manage discoloration on the skin. On top of that, these treatments provide stunning results that can completely change the way you feel about your skin.

This procedure is painless, has no downtime, and safely targets the cells that are causing the hyperpigmentation. For these reasons, Dr. Ip confidently recommends laser treatments to patients who are expressing an interest in evening out their skin tone by diminishing hyperpigmentation.

Contact Us

Leave your skincare to the experts. To learn more about how laser treatments for hyperpigmentation and melasma can help you, make sure you work with a board-certified dermatologist. If you would like to experience premier dermatological care to achieve beautiful and healthy skin, please schedule your appointment with Dr. Ip today.