Melasma Treatment

Albuquerque Melasma Treatment

Oasis Med Spa proudly offers a large array of Laser Cosmetic services using state of the art technology.

Melasma is a common skin problem which causes brown patches on the face. Hormone changes and sun exposure are two main triggers for melasma. Our Lutronic™ Spectra laser targets, gently breaks and ablates the pigment so that the body’s immune system can naturally remove the pigment particles. The Lutronic ™ Spectra laser was the first FDA approved laser to treat melasma.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1What is Melasma?

Melasma is a common skin problem. This condition causes dark, discolored patches on your skin. It’s also called chloasma, or the “mask of pregnancy,” when it occurs in pregnant women. This condition is much more common in women than men, though men can get it too. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 90 percent of people who develop melasma are women.

It isn’t totally clear what causes melasma. Darker-skinned individuals are more at risk than those with fair skin. Estrogen and progesterone sensitivity are also associated with the condition. This means birth control pills, pregnancy, and hormone therapy can all trigger melasma. Stress and thyroid disease are also thought to be causes of melasma. Additionally, sun exposure can cause melasma because ultraviolet rays affect the cells that control pigment (melanocytes).

2How is Melasma treated?
Combined therapy results in the best results. We usually start with a series of chemical peels along with topical products. This helps break up the discoloration on the surface of the skin. After the series of chemical peels are completed we begin a series of laser treatments. The laser energy targets the melanocytes in the dermal layer of your skin by destroying the pigment.
3What should I expect during my treatment?
Your provider will begin treatment by applying laser energy to the skin. You will hear slight snapping sounds when the laser is fired and you may feel a slight tingling or warmth. Your provider will make multiple passes over the skin with the laser during your treatment.
4How many treatments will I need?
Treating melasma is a gradual process that requires multiple sessions to produce effective, long-lasting results. The number of sessions required depends on the severity of your condition. Your provider will recommend a treatment course that is right for you.
5Are you ready to get started?
Are you ready to learn more about Melasma Treatment and find out if you are a candidate for this treatment? Call 505-314-1444 to schedule a complementary consultation.