The gray and brown spots of melasma can happen to anyone, but it is more common in women with darker complexions, those who have been pregnant or on hormonal birth control. Genetics and other medications also play a role in developing melasma and hyperpigmentation.
Usually found on sun-exposed areas of skin like the upper lip, cheeks, chin and forehead, hyperpigmentation is not harmful to your health but can impact your self esteem. The Aerolase laser has been proven to be a powerful treatment for melasma — even more effective than traditional treatments.
AT A GLANCE
30 - 45 MINUTES
NO. OF TREATMENTS
3 TO 4 WEEKS
PHOTOSENSITIZING MEDICATION. STOP RETINOL 2 WEEKS PRIOR
NO SUN EXPOSURE. WEAR SUNSCREEN DO NOT EXFOLIATE FOR 2 WEEKS
HOW DO LASER MELASMA & HYPERPIGMENTATION TREATMENTS WORK?
Aerolase is an FDA-approved breakthrough laser technology used by licensed physicians for the effective treatment of melasma and hyperpigmentation. Performed in the comfort of our office, the process is painless and safe for patients of any age and skin type. Conventional melasma treatment is often complex, but with the Aerolase laser therapy, JAAB patients achieve clearance with a safe, effective, and gentle treatment — and with fewer treatments.
THE BENEFITS OF AEROLASE LASER TREATMENTS FOR MELASMA & HYPERPIGMENTATION
The Aerolase 650-microsecond laser energy is delivered into the dermis and epidermis skin layers to disintegrate melanin deposits, while reducing inflammation. Treatment is virtually pain-free with minimal risk of adverse outcomes, especially compared to traditional treatment options for melasma.
How Soon Will I See Results?
While many patients will see improvement after just one session, Aerolase laser treatment for melasma will yield the best results in 3-6 months.
What Happens After Laser Treatment For Melasma?
For some patients, the affected area may darken before becoming lighter, but most will see the discoloration fade over a period of several weeks as the body absorbs the pigmented cells throughout the healing process.
What Other Conditions Can Aerolase Treat?
Aerolase laser treatments are effective against acne, melasma and hyperpigmentation, loose, aging skin, rosacea, redness, visible veins, psoriasis plaques, nail fungus, ingrown hairs, and more.