At Glow Medi Spa, we have several options to treat Melasma which is also known as “the mask of pregnancy”. Melasma is often difficult to treat and may not respond to traditional de-pigmentation treatments such as IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). Melasma should be treated carefully and cautiously and clients should be seen by a qualified physician. At Glow Medi Spa, Dr. Diane Wong, MD will see you in consultation and discuss which option may be appropriate for you.
What is Melasma?
Melasma is a skin condition which has deeper, denser pigmentation than regular “sunspots”. It may be associated with hormonal changes such as with pregnancy or starting the birth control pill. Melasma may resolve spontaneously after pregnancy, however, melasma can sometimes be permanent and there is no known “cure”. Treatments are geared towards improving the appearance of the pigmentation but it is important for the client to know that melasma often recurs so it is very important to avoid triggers such as sun exposure.
What are the Treatment Options for Melasma at Glow Medi Spa?
At Glow Medi Spa, we offer several options depending on the extent of the melasma, previous treatments and the response to those treatments, the client’s skin type, and the client’s expectations. Our most common treatments include: Fraxel Dual Laser treatments, SilkPeel Dermalinfusion and topical, Medical Grade Skin Care Products. Sun protection is an essential recommendation to maintain the results achieved with treatments and also to prevent further worsening of melasma.
Fraxel Dual Laser Treatment is one of the few FDA approved treatments for melasma. Fraxel is able to treat deeper into the skin than most other lasers and effectively targets the deep pigmentation.
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The SilkPeel Dermalinfusion involves simultaneous microdermabrasion along with an infusion of a depigmentation treatment solution called Lumixyl. The infusion allows the solution to penetrate deep into the skin. An at-home Lumixyl skin care kit can help augment the treatment results.
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At Glow Medi Spa, we carry several topical creams and serums which help to inhibit the production of melanin. Melanin produces pigmentation. We also carry medical grade sun blocks for optimal sun protection and prevention.
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The treatment of melasma can be difficult and sometimes frustrating due to the high recurrence rate. A consultation is the best way to decide which treatment is most appropriate for the client. Come in for a consultation with Dr. Diane Wong, MD and her experienced team of skin care providers and see what a positive difference treatment of melasma can make for you. Dr. Wong supervises all treatments and product recommendations at Glow Medi Spa. Call us at 416-920-9998.