Melasma Treatment

It is a form of skin hyperpigmentation of the face; spots with irregular contours and uneven shapes with light or dark brown coloration

What is a melasma?

Melasma, or chloasma, is a hyperpigmentation of the skin of the face, characterized by the presence of patches with irregular contours and uneven shapes on the skin of the face that can take on a light or dark brown coloration and spread over the cheekbones, nose, forehead, chin and upper lip.

Exposure to the sun causes these areas to tan more than the parts not affected by the condition, consequently becoming more noticeable.

It is a fairly common condition and affects women more than men. Melasma is not contagious, does not cause itching or pain, and the only symptom of melasma is color differences on the skin.

Compared to moles, melasma is “flat,” so it is not “raised.”

Symptoms

To date, the causes are still unknown, but it is likely that hormones play a role.  

Statistically, you are more likely to develop melasma if you have dark skin, if you are pregnant, if you take birth control medications, and if you expose yourself to the sun without proper protection.

If you are suffering from melisma, before starting any kind of treatment, you need a thorough ananmesis, as finding the cause is necessary to identify the best possible treatment.

Dr. Ifrach intervenes, if the patient’s condition allows, with the latest technology so that she can counteract the action of melanin, gently achieving the reduction of these “spots” and considerable brightening of melasma.

Treatment

During the treatment, The Doctor reaches the various skin layers through heat, which with a suitable temperature aims to lighten melasma without damaging the epidermis. This thermal effect on the skin also serves for the stimulation and regeneration of collagen.

So through this treatment, the doctor is able to not only lighten melasma but also give a lifting effect. These two results, when achieved together, give the face a more harmonious and youthful appearance, a “photoshopping” effect along with a “lifting” effect.

The treatment is non-invasive and succeeds in homogenizing the skin color and giving a healthy and radiant look to the face.

The process

The process of brightening and regeneration of collagen proteins requires at least 2-4 weeks for real and effective stabilization, so the first results are visible already after the first session. This process, being internal and physiological, guarantees extremely natural aesthetic results.

After performing a careful anamnesis, Dr. assess how to intervene in the areas of interest thus identifying the right approach, the intervals to be respected between sessions and the pre- and post-treatment precautions to be followed.

The treatment is painless, so it does not involve any anesthesia, with really short execution times, but the most important thing is the absence of recovery time, so much so that the patient can immediately return to her/his daily routine.

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