Age spots, brown spots, and uneven pigmentation begin to tarnish our beautiful complexions after age 30. In addition, the appearance of natural, age-related brown spots is often exacerbated by frequent sun exposure. An abundance of these issues is commonly referred to as melasma, and can often feel difficult to deal with. Thankfully, treatment options in the form of aesthetic lasers, skin care products, and other procedures do exist and our team at Illuminate Plastic Surgery is happy to provide them.

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Why Does Melasma Occur?

Melasma and other similar pigmentation issues are caused by overactive cells. The appearance of age spots, melasma, and sun damage on the face is in equal parts attributed to the “clumping” of melanin and ultraviolet (UV) light exposure. Despite knowing the cause of these concerns, the scope of their appearance is often unpredictable. Some age spots develop very slowly, while others can appear without warning. Their unpredictable nature, unfortunately, means that we can’t control their onset. However, these spots can be treated once they appear.

Melasma Treatment Options

  • HydraFacial© – This treatment option uses super serums rich with natural, nourishing ingredients to promote skin rejuvenation. HydraFacials work by first cleansing your skin through gentle exfoliation, then removing debris from clogged pores, and finally saturating your skin in antioxidants to maximize your natural glow.
  • Fractional Laser Resurfacing – This laser uses a technology known as fractional resurfacing to deeply penetrate the top layer of skin without damaging it. This penetration allows for effective melsama treatment and overall skin rejuvenation.
  • PicoSure® – The PicoSure laser rapidly delivers pressure to even out acne scarring, age spots, and other signs of hyperpigmentation. This powerful laser is also an excellent choice for tattoo removal.
  • Micodermabrasion – Microdermabrasion treatment for age spots involves a mild abrasion followed by vacuum suction to remove dead skin cells. The result of this process is the emergence of new, softer surface skin.

Treatment Results

Results of our melasma and hyperpigmentation treatments are dependent on your particular skin condition and chosen option. Typically, the non-surgical procedures provided at our center do not involve downtime. However, some side effects such as redness and irritation may be experienced treatment. Regardless of your chosen procedure, our specialists will aim to do everything possible to minimize any downtime and discomfort. For specific information, we encourage you to visit our respective treatment pages or contact us directly.

Melasma Treatments in Palo Alto, California

At Illuminate Plastic Surgery, our mission is to provide our community with the highest quality professional aesthetic services. Our range of treatment options is always tailored to your individual needs and designed to help stop melasma in its tracks. We welcome you to schedule an appointment today by calling 650.433.8621 or submitting your information via the form below.

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