- Remove unwanted pigmentation
- Sun spots, age spots or melisma- a dark, patchy facial discoloration conditions
Remove Unwanted Pigmentation Successfully With Melasma Laser Treatment Plans
Lifecycle and hormonal changes can affect the distribution of color (melanin) in our skin, leading to the appearance of sun spots, age spots, or melisma- a dark, patchy facial discoloration condition.
The delivery of specific wavelengths of light to the skin affects the cells that lie beneath the epidermis.
Laser treatments remove the appearance of spots and pigmentation by targeting the melanin in the darkened area, clearing all layers of the pigmentation and revealing even-toned, unblemished skin.
The treatments are specially designed for patient comfort and are safe and effective for all skin types, including dark skin.
Causes Of Melasma
Medical research has not yet proven a definite cause for melasma, however, studies show that certain factors trigger melasma and the overproduction of melanin:
• Sun Exposure – UV rays from the sun stimulate melanin production in the skin, thereby increasing the appearance of melasma. This is why melasma appears worse during the summer.
• Hormones – Pregnant women often get melasma, which may be linked to changes in hormones. Chloasma is the term used for pregnant women with melasma.
• Cosmetics – Some skin care products may irritate the skin, thus worsening the appearance of melasma. Also, lack of proper use of premium medical grade sunscreen can heighten the risk of melasma or worsen preexisting conditions.
• Genetic Disposition – Resulting from changes in family genes that are passed on throughout generations.
Located at the base of your skin’s epidermis, specialized cells called melanocytes produce the pigment (melanin) which gives the skin its regular colour. Melanin is transported into new skin cells where it acts as a protective barrier by absorbing harmful UV rays.
When melasma occurs, melanocytes in certain areas over produce melanin. The melanin begins to accumulate and gradually becomes visible as dark patches on the surface of the skin.
At Unique Clinic, we offer advanced FDA approved and medical grade laser therapies for the treatment of melasma.
It is critical that your medical professional understands the underlying condition of your skin ailment before prescribing any treatments.