How PICO Enlighten Can Help With Melasma

Have you noticed dark patches or discoloration appearing on your face? It might be melasma. Melasma is a common skin condition that develops as a result of hormonal changes or sun damage over time.

While melasma isn’t dangerous, it can make your skin look uneven and affect your self-confidence. Sometimes melasma goes away on its own, and you’ll see the discoloration begin to fade. But in some cases, melasma doesn’t disappear.

Our team at Medweight, Lasers & Wellness Centers is here to help you achieve your best skin possible by treating your melasma. The PICO Enlighten laser system uses multiple wavelengths of light to target even the most stubborn melasma to give you more even-looking skin.

Sun damage or hormonal changes cause melasma

Melasma is a common skin condition where patches of discoloration develop on your face. The patches are typically brown or greyish. Common areas for melasma to appear are on the:

Some people get melasma patches on their shoulders, forearms, or neck if they spend a lot of time in the sun. Because one cause of melasma is sun exposure, wearing sunscreen regularly can both help prevent and help treat melasma.

Another cause of melasma is hormonal changes. Many women who develop melasma due to hormonal changes associated with pregnancy, birth control pills, or hormone replacement therapy find that the melasma diminishes over time. Melasma can clear up after you have your baby or when you stop using hormones.

For other women, and for people who suffer from melasma due to sun damage, the discoloration doesn’t go away on its own. While melasma is typically harmless and doesn’t come with side effects, the condition can make you feel self-conscious. We offer a variety of melasma treatments to help you look your best. Laser therapy with PICO Enlighten is often an effective treatment for melasma.

PICO Enlighten targets melasma discoloration

Laser treatment with PICO Enlighten removes melasma patches from your skin and gives your skin a more even appearance. Energy from the PICO Enlighten laser system targets the discoloration without damaging surrounding skin. The melasma pigmentation absorbs the energy and breaks into tiny pieces, which are absorbed by the body.

The laser energy targets only the darkened patches of melasma, leaving the surrounding skin untouched. This feature makes it a safe and effective method for treating even the most serious cases of melasma. PICO Enlighten is a flexible treatment for all types of skin, and it could be right for you.

If you suffer from frustrating melasma, our team at Medweight, Lasers & Wellness Centers can help. We develop a customized treatment plan to address your skin concerns, starting with an evaluation of your condition.

Many patients see best results with a series of laser treatment with PICO Enlighten, but the number of sessions we’ll recommend for you depends on your unique skin concerns. PICO Enlighten therapy significantly lightens melasma patches and gives you smoother skin in just a few sessions.

To get started with your customized treatment plan for melasma, contact our office to schedule a consultation today.

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