What is Melasma?
A number of individuals develop melasma at times in their lives, which occurs when uneven blotches of dark skin appear on the face, neck, and forearms. These gray, tan, or brownish patches usually develop symmetrically around the brow, cheeks, nose, upper lip, or chin. Melasma develops more frequently in those with darker skin colors and may be triggered by UV exposure or hormonal fluctuations. Our office in Cedar City, UT, offers melasma treatment at Canyon View Ear, Nose & Throat with the Alma Harmony XL PRO laser to target the undesired areas. This minimally invasive procedure employs targeted laser energy to help diminish the visibility of gray, brown, or tan patches that are related to melasma. Set up a skin assessment at our facility to learn if laser melasma treatment might help boost your self-confidence and enhance your complexion.
laser melasma treatment faq
What causes melasma?
As a common skin condition, melasma can occur throughout all stages of life. It is generally thought to be caused by hormonal changes. Other factors that are often connected to melasma include sun exposure, stress, and genetics.
How does laser treatment for melasma work?
When utilizing the Harmony XL PRO laser handpiece, our staff will direct intense light-based energy into melasmic areas on the top layer of your skin. The laser will gently help to break down melanin (the substance that causes discoloration), allowing it to be absorbed naturally by the body. While these spots could take on a darker appearance at first, they will most likely become less noticeable after about a week.
Does melasma come back after laser treatment?
Though laser treatments can work to lessen the appearance of melasma, new tan, brown, or gray areas may appear over time. A series of treatments may be scheduled to help preserve your results.
What is the cost of laser melasma treatment?
At Canyon View Ear, Nose & Throat, the cost of treatment for melasma with laser technology varies according to individual skin conditions. Our staff will customize a treatment program to help meet your desired results and explain the simple payment methods taken at our Cedar City, UT office.
A resolution for your melasma
If you're suffering from uneven patches on your skin that you are embarrassed by, the noninvasive laser treatment we offer at Canyon View Ear, Nose & Throat may be right for you. Schedule an appointment in our office so that a treatment plan may be created for you so that you can enjoy a clear complexion.