Melasma Treatment in San Diego
Melasma more commonly affects women, presenting as irregular patches of brown skin on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip and nose. Melasma is often associated with pregnancy because it commonly appears duing hormonal fluctuations. This is why melasma is often referred to as “the mask of pregnancy.” Melasma is often influenced by:
- Skin color
For some, the brown melasma patches will fade after childbirth, after undergoing hormone therapy or following the discontinuation of oral contraceptives. Unfortunately, in many cases, melasma is permanent. Though melasma is not dangerous, we at FACESplus know that it can harm your self-confidence and force you to wear heavy, unnatural make-up.
This new wavelength better addresses pigment and other dyschromia on the entire body with minimal discomfort. The DUAL delivers predictable epidermal turnover with each treatment, nearly all patients see immediate improvement. And due to collagen remodeling, those results are enhanced over weeks and months.
Fraxel re:store treatments are FDA-approved for significantly reducing moderate to severe melasma where other treatments have failed. The downtime from a Fraxel re:store session is minimal, usually only a day or two. Fraxel re:store stimulates new cell growth while addressing melasma-affected areas and leaving healthy skin intact.
Fraxel re:pair treatment, like Fraxel re:store, is FDA-approved to significantly reduce the most severe cases of melasma where other treatments have failed. In many cases, only a single Fraxel re:pair session is necessary. Because Fraxel re:pair is so effective on highly damaged skin, it is a more aggressive treatment, requiring a week or so of downtime as well as post-procedure wound care. Fraxel re:pair also stimulates new cell growth while addressing melasma-affected areas and leaving healthy skin intact.