What is Melasma?
Numerous men and women in Zionsville and Fishers, IN have melasma at some point in their life, which occurs when uneven blotches of darkened skin appear on the face, forearms, and neck. These gray, tan, or brownish spots usually develop symmetrically over the brow, nose, cheeks, chin, or upper lip. Melasma appears more often among women with darker skin types and is often attributed to UV damage or hormonal changes, like those that occur during menopause and pregnancy. Dr. Clifford Fetters treats melasma at Health and Wellness of Carmel with Harmony XL PRO laser technology from Alma. This advanced treatment employs gentle light energy to help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation due to melasma. Set up a skin evaluation at our Carmel, IN facility to learn if laser melasma treatment can help elevate your confidence and refresh your skin's appearance!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What causes melasma?
Hyperpigmentation due to melasma can occur anytime throughout your life. It's generally thought to be caused by hormonal changes, like those that are experienced with birth control medications and pregnancy. Other causes that are typically associated with melasma include damage from UV rays, stress, and genetics.
How does laser treatment for melasma work?
When using the Harmony XL PRO laser, Dr. Fetters will direct an intense beam of light into melasmic patches on the top layer of your skin. The light will effectively work to diminish pigmentation, which can be absorbed naturally by your body. Although these spots may take on a darker appearance at first, they should become less noticeable after about a week or so.
Does melasma come back after laser treatment?
Though laser procedures can help decrease the appearance of melasma, other gray, brown, or tan patches could appear as time goes on. Several treatments may be recommended to help maintain your outcomes.
What is the cost of laser melasma treatment?
At Health and Wellness of Carmel, we calculate the cost of your melasma laser treatment according to personal skin issues. Our practitioners will customize a treatment program to help target your goals and talk with you about the easy payment choices accepted at our Carmel, IN facility.