Lessen the Appearance of Melasma with Laser Treatments

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At Everest Medspa, we understand that clear, healthy skin can do wonders for a person's confidence. That's why Dr. Xiaobin Li is pleased to offer state-of-the-art laser skin treatments for Havertown, PA men and women who want to refresh their look without the recovery time that comes with invasive surgery. If you're dealing with melasma — those stubborn dark patches of skin that often show up around the cheeks, forehead, chin, and elsewhere — we invite you to take a moment to learn more about how our innovative melasma laser treatment can help you feel more confident again.

What is melasma, and what causes it?

Melasma is a skin condition characterized by brown or grayish patches, primarily on the face. These patches typically appear on the cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin — areas most exposed to the sun. Although the exact cause of melasma remains unclear, it is thought to be primarily triggered by sun exposure, hormonal changes (such as those that occur during pregnancy), and genetic factors. Women are far more likely than men to develop this condition due to hormonal influences.

How does melasma laser treatment work?

At Everest Medspa, Dr. Li performs melasma laser treatment using the Alma Harmony XL PRO. This state-of-the-art laser system utilizes intense bursts of light to target pigmentation within the skin, breaking down dark spots. This process not only fades the discoloration but also promotes a more uniform skin tone. The treatment is noninvasive, with minimal discomfort and no required downtime, making it a preferred choice for those looking to improve their skin appearance effectively and efficiently.

How many laser skin treatments will I need?

Each patient's laser skin treatment plan is different. The number of sessions you might need will depend on the severity of the melasma and your body's response to the laser. Generally speaking, most patients require several appointments spaced several weeks apart to see the full effects of their melasma laser treatment. Each session typically lasts for about 20 – 30 minutes, making them easy to fit into a busy schedule. During your initial consultation, Dr. Li will provide a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific skin type and melasma condition.

Is it possible for melasma to come back after a laser treatment?

While melasma laser treatment can significantly reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, it could return, especially if you overexpose your skin to the sun or experience future hormonal changes. To minimize the chances of melasma returning, it is crucial to follow a comprehensive skin care regimen that includes high SPF sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and possibly continuing with regular laser skin treatment sessions, as advised by Dr. Li.

Get treatment for melasma in Havertown, PA

Melasma affects more than just the look of your skin. It can also have a significant impact on your confidence, especially in social settings. At Everest Medspa, Dr. Xiaobin Li is dedicated to providing the most advanced solutions possible, including laser skin treatment, for Havertown, PA individuals suffering from melasma and other forms of hyperpigmentation. Contact our office today to learn more about melasma laser treatment and how Dr. Li can help you enjoy a healthier, more vibrant complexion.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.