Melasma is a facial skin condition that presents with blotchy areas of hyperpigmentation distributed primarily over the forehead, cheeks, upper lip and, less commonly, the chest and neck area.
The exact cause of melasma is unknown; however, it is believed that the pigment-producing cells, known as melanocytes, become overactive, producing more melanin in selective locations.
There are variations in human pigmentation, with individuals with darker skin types producing more melanin, which is controlled by the rate-limiting enzyme tyrosinase. Individuals with darker skin tones are at greater risk for melasma than fair-skinned individuals.
Melasma is always worsened through sun exposure. Visible light or sunlight exposure, as a result of the damaging UVA and UVB rays, cause the appearance of melasma.
This is an FDA-cleared picosecond laser that treats acne scars, wrinkles and dark spots caused from pigmentation. The laser system delivers high peak power and ultra-short pulse durations for a photoacoustic effect that transforms skin from the inside out.
This helps improve acne scars and wrinkles with a series of quick, 15 to 20 minute treatments with low downtime.
Treats benign pigmented lesions with 50% clearance after two treatments across a range of skin types.
This is a form of non-ablative skin rejuvenation that utilizes our medical-grade Q-Switch ND:YAG 1064 nm and KTP 532 nm lasers. It can be used to effectively treat melasma (dark patches) and other skin pigmentation issues. The energy levels used are low, yet the laser is able to penetrate deep into the skin to heat the dermal layer. This forms elastin and breaks down pigmentation without harming the skin’s cells. The body then removes these broken-down particles through its immune system’s natural drainage process.
Melasma is an incurable skin condition; however, if it’s blighting your life, green toning can provide very real relief and a distinct difference in your skin tone. At Serene Radiance, our initial treatments and ongoing maintenance treatments will help you lessen and manage your melasma and unlock the confidence that’s been hiding deep within.