If you’ve ever noticed brown or gray-brown patches on your skin, then you may have melasma. Melasma is a skin condition that may be caused by hormonal changes, often during pregnancy, as well as sun damage.
Melasma can be covered with makeup, but eventually you reach a point where instead of covering it up, you’re ready for it to be gone for good.
Enter PicoSure Laser, an innovative, advanced treatment for many skin conditions, including melasma. The PicoSure Laser works by delivering high-intensity laser pulses for a very short time, a picosecond, which is about one trillionth of a second. The laser targets pigment and activates natural collagen production in your skin cells, encouraging cycles of regeneration and renewal.
When you come in for an appointment, Dr. Scott assesses your skin and then expertly uses the PicoSure Laser to improve the appearance of your melasma or other types of pigmentation. Dr. Scott believes the PicoSure Laser is the best treatment for melasma for many reasons. Here are three.
1. PicoSure uses pulsed laser energy
The PicoSure Laser is an uber targeted form of laser. It creates short pulses of laser energy that go straight to the pigment of your melasma, breaking it apart so your body can naturally dispose of it.
Other treatments for melasma can sometimes cause discoloration or other effects on the surrounding skin. But with PicoSure, the pigmentation in the melasma skin patch is specifically targeted for treatment, which improves the look of your problem areas while also protecting surrounding skin.
2. PicoSure treatment also results in skin rejuvenation
If melasma is your target problem area, then the PicoSure Laser has you covered. But it also improves the tone, elasticity, and texture of your skin. The laser smoothes and improves the overall appearance of your skin, even lessening wrinkles, sun spots, and acne scars. This ensures that once the melasma pigmentation is treated, that your underlying skin shines through beautifully.
3. The treatments are short and relatively painless
Conventional treatments for melasma may have been long-term treatments, in which you had to do many and wait to see results. With PicoSure Laser, on the other hand, treatments are short and you see results quickly. The laser session itself lasts about 30 minutes, and you feel little to no pain. Depending on your specific skin condition, you may see results in only one session or you may need several to achieve your desired appearance.
The PicoSure laser is an excellent tool for improving the appearance of melasma and other flaws in your skin. If you’re excited to welcome in smooth, clear skin, then call our office in Kinston, North Carolina, or book online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott.