What is Melasma?
Melasma is a common skin problem. It causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip. It also can appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun, such as the forearms and neck.
How does the PicoSkin laser work for melasma?
The PicoSkin laser is a unique treatment option for melasma because it does not produce heat. Without heat, there is decreased risk of causing inflammation in the skin and therefore much less risk for triggering melasma.
PicoSkin laser treatments deliver extremely short pressure waves into the skin that shatter pigment into small particles that are absorbed and discarded by our immune system. A series of these treatments performed 4 weeks apart can provide noticeable improvement in hyperpigmentation on the face.
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