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What is Melasma?
Melasma is a skin condition characterized by brown or tan patches on the skin occurring generally in women. These light patches or spots appear symmetrically on the cheeks and around the eyes. These are generally the result of hormonal changes during the aging process or sun exposure. This can also occur during pregnancy or in women taking birth control pills.
What causes it?
Your skin contains a brown pigment called melanin. The amount of melanin in your skin determines your actual skin color. When produced in excess, either by exposure to the sun or as a result of other factors, it forms a concentrated deposit which can result in darker patches.
What is Spectra Laser toning?
Spectra Laser Toning is Lutronic's patented 2-part procedure involving the application of a photo-enhancer with laser energy to reduce visible pigmentation. Laser Toning not only improves the texture and unevenness of the skin, but also reduces pore size.
What else should I know?
In general, if you have melasma, you should avoid the sun whenever possible. Prolonged exposure to the sun may worsen the condition. In addition, prolonged exposure to the sun can limit the effectiveness of your treatment. Applying a good sunscreen after Laser Toning will not only help your treatment to work better, but will also help reduce the chances of the spots reappearing.
When will I see results?
It is important to allow adequate time for results to occur. Melasma treatment is a gradual process that requires 6-8 sessions to produce effective results. With no downtime and minimal side effects, you may immediately return to your daily activities.