When Will I See the Results of Laser Melasma Treatment?
Have you had skin hyperpigmentation and dark patches for several months now? If you want to achieve your ideal skin tone and texture, it’s time to seek professional help.
Board-certified physician Dr. Marwan Mustaklem and the specialists at Radiant Skin in Zionsville, IN can help you address pigmentation issues with laser melasma treatment.
This blog will go over what melasma is, how it is treated, and what to do to prevent skin pigmentation from returning after treatment.
What is melasma?
Melasma is a hormonal disorder that causes dark brown, tan, or gray spots to appear, particularly on the forehead, nose, cheeks, upper lip, chin, and jawline. Although more common on the face, it can also affect other sun-exposed parts of the body, such as the neck, shoulders, and forearms. While melasma can affect one’s physical appearance, it is not a harmful skin condition.
Melasma affects women more than men. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 90% of those with melasma are women. Women who are often exposed to the sun, have darker skin, take oral contraceptives, or are pregnant are particularly at risk of melasma. When it affects pregnant women, melasma is commonly known as the "mask of pregnancy” or chloasma.
How does laser melasma treatment work?
Although not dangerous, melasma is quite difficult to cure. It can, however, be treated.
Melasma laser treatment helps treat melasma by correcting hormonal pigmentation. This is done using our Moxi Laser. The laser penetrates the outer layer of the skin, concentrating on the pigment and breaking it down into tiny particles, which are then naturally expelled by the body. The laser goes into the skin to remove discoloration without damaging the surrounding tissue. This promotes cell regeneration and the appearance of even brighter skin. Laser treatments are also less invasive than other procedures, such as microneedling.
The following are some of the advantages of laser melasma treatment:
- Quick and effective sessions
- Client-tailored treatment plan
- Improved skin tone and texture
- Visible results after a series of treatments
Laser melasma treatment, which is available at Radiant Skin in Zionsville, IN, has proven effective even after medications and treatments, such as over-the-counter lightening creams and chemical peels, fail.
When will results become apparent after treatment?
Initial results can be seen as early as 7 –14 days after treatment with Dr. Mustaklem. However, for the best results, patients are recommended to go for a series of treatments for 3 – 6 months.
During the healing process, try to stay out of the sun as much as possible and wear high-SPF sunscreens even on cloudy days to prevent melasma from worsening or returning after treatment.
Contact us today for laser melasma treatment in Zionsville, IN
Melasma that has resisted conventional treatments may benefit from laser treatment. Consult Dr. Marwan Mustaklem if your melasma persists for several months. Remember, however, that the results of melasma laser treatment can vary depending on skin tone and texture. If you want to know if melasma laser treatment is the best option for you, contact us at Radiant Skin in Zionsville, IN for a skin assessment with our expert staff.