Melasma

Expect Dramatic Results with Laser Toning

Laser Toning is the application of specialized laser energy to reduce visible skin pigmentation. SPECTRA Laser Toning not only improves the texture and unevenness of the skin. The laser energy gently targets the melanin in the cells breaking it up for your body’s natural removal processes. Because the treatment is gentle, multiple passes are needed in order target deep into the tissue.

Other Benefits of Laser Toning

There are many benefits to having a Laser Toning procedure with the Spectra. You will notice:

• Glowing youthful looking skin

• Improved overall skin tone

• Smoother feeling skin

• Reduction in appearance of acne scars

What is Melasma?

Melasma is a skin condition usually seen in women and is characterized by darker patches of skin. These patches often appear on the cheeks, upper lip, and forehead and are generally the result of sun exposure or hormonal changes, such as with pregnancy (a.k.a. mask of pregnancy). Melasma is caused by excessive melanin, the natural substance in cells that give color to skin, hair and eyes.

What to Expect During Your Treatment

Your physician may apply a light layer of Spectra lotion to your skin, this lotion has a carbon base, so your skin will appear muddy. Your physician will begin treatment, by applying the laser energy to your skin. You will hear a slight snapping sounds when the laser is fired and may feel a slight tingling or warmth. Your physician will make multiple passes over your skin with the laser during each treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many treatments will I need?
Treating melasma is a gradual process that requires multiple sessions to produce effective, long-lasting results. The number of sessions required depends on the severity of your melasma. Your physician will recommend a treatment course that is right for your condition. Typically it takes between 6-10 treatments for best results.

Is there any downtime?
With no downtime and minimal side effects, you may immediately return to your daily activities. Ask your doctor about scheduling your Laser Toning procedure today.

Is this a cure for my Melasma?
There is no cure for melasma, as it affects your body on a cellular level. However, the results are long lasting; the better you take care of your skin after your treatment regimen, the longer your results will last.

Does Laser Toning hurt?
The majority of patients report no pain. Most patients experience a slight warming of their skin and a light prickling feeling. No anesthesia is needed.