What is Melasma?
Melasma is the irregular darkening of skin in, often on the face, forearms, and neck in gray, tan, or brown splotches. Melasma develops more often in women with darker skin tones, and it is thought to occur due to UV damage or changing hormone levels. For this reason, it is often experienced during pregnancy and menopause. Xiaobin Li, M.D. performs melasma treatment at Everest Medspa with the Alma Harmony XL PRO laser. This innovative treatment utilizes powerful laser energy to reduce the visibility of melasma. Book a consultation at our Havertown, PA office to discover whether laser treatment for melasma can help increase your self-confidence and rejuvenate your skin's appearance!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What causes melasma?
Melasma can occur during any stage of life. It is generally believed to be caused by hormonal changes, including those that are experienced with pregnancy and birth control pills. Additional causes for melasma may include sun exposure, stress, and genetics, which can all impact melanin production.
How does laser treatment for melasma work?
With the Harmony XL PRO laser, our staff will focus a healing light-based energy into pigmented spots on the surface of your skin. The laser will effectively work to break down hyperpigmentation, allowing it to then be absorbed by your body. Even though areas of hyperpigmentation might darken at first, they will most likely fade after a week.
Does melasma come back after laser treatment?
Though laser procedures can work to minimize the appearance of melasma, more gray, brown, or tan areas can still emerge over time. Routine treatments can help to lengthen your results. The number and cost of these treatments will be determined during your initial consultation, based on your goals and budget. Be sure to ask Dr. Li about package offers!