Melasma is a common skin condition that is characterized by dark, irregular patches of discoloration on the cheeks, nose, upper lips and forehead. Although it can affect anyone, melasma is particularly common in women, especially pregnant women or women who are taking contraceptives or are who on hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
One of the most common questions during plastic surgery consultations is, “Where will my scars be and how will they look?” In some cases, the anticipated appearance of scars impacts which procedures patients have performed. Scarring is much less of a concern now thanks to the Cynosure 1540 laser. The Cynosure 1540 is FDA cleared for the treatment scars.
Treating acne scars is easier than ever thanks to the Cynosure 1540 laser. This laser uses fractional resurfacing technology to penetrate deeply without damaging the top layer of the skin. During the treatment, the laser delivers light to the skin through an array of high precision microbeams. This creates narrow and deep columns of skin coagulation surrounded by healthy, untreated skin. Over time, the skin will begin to repair itself by replacing damaged skin with younger and healthier skin. Over a period of weeks to months, contours are smoothed and visible signs of acne scarring are improved.
Age spots, freckles and moles on the face, chest, arms and hands are dead giveaways of our age and the amount of sun exposure we have had in the past. For many, these signs of premature aging are prominent, bothersome and can be unsightly. Laser treatments like Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and PicoSure are simple and safe solutions to treat hyperpigmentation with little to no downtime.