MELASMA, PIGMENTATION & HYPERPIGMENTATION TREATMENT

Melasma Treatment

Unwanted pigmentation problems like brown spots and blotchy skin, have many causes and can occur in all skin types.

There are numerous names for brown spots including:

  • Melasma
  • Chloasma
  • Age spots
  • Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

What is a Meslasma?

  • A skin disorder that results in symmetrical, blotchy, brownish facial pigmentation
  • It can lead to significant distress
  • Melasma is caused by overproduction of melanin by the pigment cells, melanocytes which are taken up by the cells of the upper layer of skin and deposited in the dermis

Triggers for melasma

Following are the Triggers for melasma include

  • Sun exposure
  • Pregnancyin affected women; the pigment often fades a few months after delivery
  • Hormone treatments/ oral contraceptive pills containing estrogen and/ or progesterone
  • Certain medication scented or deodorant soaps, toiletries and cosmetics
  • Hypothyroidism

Prevention

  • Wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen
  • Long clothing
  • Wide brimmed hats
  • Veil on face

Effective Treatment Options

  • Prescription creams
  • Mesotherapy: A formulated lightening agent is injected into the skin to lighten melanin
  • Chemical Peels: We use a specialized peeling product known as ‘Melanin control system’ as it controls melanin production from inside out
  • Q-Switched Lasers: Spectra lasers are preferred in Asian clientele
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Fast Facts

Alternative: Pharmaceutical therapy such as Propecia, Topical treatments such as Rogaine. Hair Transplant such as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) (strip procedure).

Safety and Effectiveness: Safe and effective

Treatment Time: 30-45 minutes

Down Time Little to no downtime

Recovery Time 1-3 days

Satisfaction Rate Moderate to high, 70% to 75%

Insurance Coverage None

Average Cost: $3000 to $5000 (includes 3 to 4 treatments)

Result: 2 to 4 Months

Number of Treatments: Initial 3 treatment 1 month apart

Longevity of Result 6-12 months

Risks and Side Effects Pain, bleeding, bruising, itching, infection, hair shedding

Booster Treatment 3 to 6 months

FDA Approved Cleared and allowed but considered experimental

FAQ's

Botox is not painful and many patients schedule their appointments during their lunch break as there is no downtime from this procedure. Botox injections are performed with a tiny needle that is inserted into the desired area to relax and refine lines and facial wrinkles.

Botox side effects are rare and these are related to the injector’s inexperience and technique faults.

Botox side effects are rare and these are related to the injector’s inexperience and technique faults.

Botox side effects are rare and these are related to the injector’s inexperience and technique faults.

Botox side effects are rare and these are related to the injector’s inexperience and technique faults.

Botox side effects are rare and these are related to the injector’s inexperience and technique faults.

Botox side effects are rare and these are related to the injector’s inexperience and technique faults.

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