Discolorations (Melasma)


If you are looking for a way to treat the signs of melasma, or skin discoloration, at Laser Touch Medical Clinic, Dr. Hakimian offers melasma treatments which may be the non-surgical treatment for which you are searching.

Melasma is characterized by a marked discoloration of the skin. This discoloration can be lighter or darker than your normal skin tone, and may be confined to a small area, or may be more widespread. Some forms of melasma occur with age or from over-exposure to the sun, while others may appear as birthmarks.

To treat a discoloration of the skin, Dr. Hakimian may opt for a laser and light procedure to treat your skin. Laser and light procedures are the newest and most exciting forms of cosmetic treatments on the market. Without the need for injections or surgery, the natural energy from light can reduce the appearance of dark or discolored spots on the skin. Several laser and light procedures can treat melasma by penetrating deep into the dermis to rejuvenate the skin. Laser and light procedures that treat discolored skin include Blue Light Therapy, MicroLaserPeel™, ProFractional™, and SkinTyte™. If you are seeking a cosmetic way to treat melasma that does not involve plastic surgery or injections, laser and light procedures may be just the thing for you.

If a laser and light procedure is not the right melasma treatment for you, Dr. Hakimian may discuss a VI Peel™ chemical peel with you. This treatment procedure involves a topical application that is applied to the skin directly and only takes about twenty minutes to be completed. Unlike a traditional chemical peel, which is harsh and involves a good amount of downtime, VI Peel™ patients can return to all normal activities immediately. Three to four days after the VI Peel™ chemical peel, patients will experience a light and flaky peeling of the skin, as dead skin and dirt are removed. When your skin has finished peeling (typically less than one week after your VI Peel™), the appearance of melasma will be diminished, and your skin will look smooth and even.

The friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to discuss melasma treatment and any of our other facial procedures with you. Please call us at 1-888-LASER-15 (1-888-527-3715) to schedule an appointment at any of our five Laser Touch Medical Clinics or schedule an appointment online.

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