Melasma & Hyperpigmentation

Melasma and Hyperpigmentation

Aging and sun damage can lead to changes in the texture of your skin and the way it feels when touched. This textural change can take two forms: a thinning of the skin as a result of aging, or a thickening of the skin where extreme sun exposure had occurred. It can also occur as a result of hormone changes during pregnancy.

Melasma is a common skin problem that can cause brown to grey-brown patches to appear on their body, and most commonly their face. Similarly, hyperpigmentation occurs when melanin, the pigment that produces skin tone, creates an uneven production of melanocytes, causing darker patches of skin surrounded by your natural skin tone.

While both conditions aren’t concerning from a medical perspective, they can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Fortunately, there are a number of easy, minimally invasive procedures that can help treat these conditions and restore your skin’s youthful glow.

Treatment Options

Considered the gold standard of cosmetic laser resurfacing procedures, our SmartXide CO2laser can dramatically restore your skin’s youthful appearance with limited downtime and discomfort. Delivered in a safe, effective and proven manner, the SmartXide CO2 laser creates thousands of microscopic laser columns in your skin to induce immediate skin tightening and stimulate new collagen growth. The ablative nature of the procedure eliminates sun damage by creating skin that is new, fresh, smooth and more youthful looking.

Alternatively, we offer a variety of other treatments that may suit your condition and goals. For example, there’s the Sciton Micron Peel is an intra-epidermal laser peel that precisely ablates the outermost layers of the skin, and Chemical Peels are a great option that can gently exfoliate the surface of the skin to improve skin texture.

For those patients who want to avoid any downtime, our Halo Pro can provide near ablative like results using fractionated laser technology.

Regardless of the type of laser treatment for your needs, medical grade skin care for hyper pigmentation is recommended to control the production of melanocytes.

Book A Consultation

If you’re ready to start your journey, or just want to get a bit more information about a procedure, we encourage you to book a consultation with us. Your consultation will be a one-on-one meeting with one of our medical professionals where we can discuss your specific needs and start developing a personalized plan to achieve your goals.

Related Treatments and Procedures

Chemical Peel

Chemical peels can help keep your skin youthful and soft by removing unwanted oils, removing bacteria and rejuvenating your cells.

Laser & Fractional Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is one of the most effective cosmetic procedures for improving aging skin.

Skin Care Products

A number of cosmeceutical grade skin care products, specifically formulated to treat melasma, are available at Sante Medical.