At Ellemes Medical Spa of Atlanta, GA, we treat patients who are suffering with melasma. The good news, there are numerous treatment options available that can help combat melasma. Schedule a consultation with us to learn more about what we can do to help!
Melasma occurs when the pigment producing cells of the skin, called melanocytes, begin to produce too much pigment. This leads to the development of large tan to brown patches on the skin. It may appear on the cheeks, cheek bones, chin, nose, forehead, above the eyebrows, and/or the upper lip.
For patients who don’t see improvement of their melasma with a skin care regimen alone, procedures may be added.
Cosmetic treatments that may help with melasma may include:
IPL photofacial treatments, which uses light pulses to penetrate inside the skin. This constricts your blood vessels and balances your natural skin tone. Photofacial laser treatments also get rid of dark and dull spots on the body and improve collagen levels and elastic fibers.
- Chemical peels:
There are various types of chemical peels that can help with skin pigmentation. A chemical peel involves the chemical exfoliation of the layer of damaged skin. The peel then reveals the healthier layer of skin underneath.
This advanced technology helps a lot in fighting skin discoloration. In this technique, microneedles penetrates the the skin to help eliminate the color. At the same time, anti-oxidants and skin brighteners are infused to make the discoloration vanish.
In a microdermabrasion treatment, a suction device is used to remove not only the dead cells of skin but also exfoliates the discolored skin entirely. When the outer layer of skin is removed the new layer, which has its natural pigment, comes out. This treatment requires a few sessions to help you completely get rid of pigmented skin.