The skin discoloration associated with melasma can be improved through the application of laser light beams, known as laser resurfacing. Various types and intensities of lasers are used to gently ablate the skin cells in a way that encourages new growth of skin free from the hyper-pigmentation melasma causes. You may choose laser resurfacing to treat your melasma, but it can also help you if you struggle with other unsightly facial conditions like:
- Loss of elasticity
- Acne Scars
- Poor skin texture
- Visible blood vessels
Your specialist will anesthetize the treatment area and apply the laser in a 30 to 90-minute procedure. Some swelling and redness is normal, and results may take up to six months to come to fruition. One of the benefits of laser resurfacing is that it usually requires just one treatment, and the results can last for years. Talk to your specialist today to determine if safe, effective laser technology is the solution to your melasma or other areas of concern.