Hydroquinone, otherwise referred to as bleaching cream, is a primary treatment for the majority of melasma sufferers. This substance works to prevent the enzyme largely responsible for the overly-pigmented cells in the patient's skin. Unfortunately, the melasma cells are frequently just too deep inside the skin for hydroquinone treatment to make much difference. Another common treatment involves using chemical peels to disrupt the excess pigmentation and clear the way for normal skin cells to appear. However, the very best treatment for melasma is that offered by the Permea Laser resurfacing option. New advancements in non-ablative Laser technology offer melasma patients the possibility of better outcomes with less downtime than ever before.
Permea laser treatment involves a 1440nm fractional laser that establishes normal pigmentation, while also enhancing skin texture. The microscopic bands of energy that are sent through the skin can produce noticeable results in just a single treatment.
Patients can expect some degree of swelling and redness for roughly a day after their treatment for melasma. However, it is perfectly safe to use makeup as a means to mask the discoloration. The somewhat tan appearance that the skin will likely have for about a week after treatment will begin to flake away to show the healthy skin beneath.
Permea melasma treatment is available at the office of Bobby Buka, MD. Anyone wishing to eliminate the effects of melasma on their skin should consider scheduling a consultation today.