Menu
  •  

    Our Location

    1826 N Loop 1604 W, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78248

  •  

    Phone Number

    (210) 451-0619

Melasma Treatments- Chemical Peels Vs. Laser Treatments

Melasma Treatments- Chemical Peels Vs. Laser Treatments

Posted by medicalspa on Jan 02, 2019

If you have yet to be diagnosed with Melasma, it is likely you have no idea about the condition. Melasma is where dark skin patches appear on the face where skin has been exposed to sunlight. The most common people affected are pregnant women, women currently taking birth control, and those undergoing hormone replacement therapy during menopause. However, anyone can develop the condition.

Treatment of Melasma can involve a series of creams to reduce dark skin appearance, stopping the hormone medication causing the issue, or oral medications. Although, the most common treatments include chemical peels and laser/ light treatments. If you want to rid your skin of Melasma for good, here are some things you should know about laser/light treatments and chemical peels.

Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels come in many forms and have been proven quite affective at reducing the appearance of Melasma. Skin also looks more radiant and youthful due to the process. What makes them so affective for Melasma is the way the procedure evens out skin tone. Chemical peels, however, do have certain drawbacks you may want to be aware of.

Some patients can experience burning or irritation during and after the procedure. This issue tends to be related more to patients with sensitive skin, but all should be aware of the possibility of irritation. Chemical Peels may also increase sensitivity of skin. Those who undergo a Chemical Peel should always use protection when going out into UV rays for an extended period of time to reduce the risk of irritation.

Laser/Light Treatments

Chemical peels are highly effective for a variety of treatments, but more and more skin rejuvenation techniques are relying on laser/light treatments. These treatments produce the same remarkable youthful appearance of chemical peels, but without the possible irritation. The use of intense light penetrates skin to reduce the appearance of melasma without damaging the surface of the skin. Patients can see results in as little as one treatment with some seeing full results in 6 months of treatments.

Few patients have experienced redness from laser/light treatments for treating Melasma, but these instances have been minimal. Following the treatment, patients may feel a slight burning sensation, but this has not proven to cause a high level of discomfort or any long-term effects.

Believe Aesthetics

Here at Believe Aesthetics, we want you to get the youthful, rejuvenated skin you have always wanted. We offer the latest in Laser/Light Treatments for Melasma as well as Chemical Peel options. We work with you to find your ideal solution for your skin type to ensure that each procedure is as noninvasive as possible. Having beautiful radiant skin is your right and if Melasma has caused you some discomfort or impacted your appearance, say goodbye to Melasma with Believe Aesthetics. Our professional consultants are here to help you get your life back with rejuvenated skin and regular maintenance treatments for continued beautiful results. Is Melasma taking over your life and making it uncomfortable to go out in public?