The Q-Switched Nd:YAG laser can target melanin in the deep dermis, making it another option for the treatment of Melasma. This laser is especially useful when treating patients with darker skin, as its long wavelength provides a safer and more effective treatment. Q-Switched Nd:YAG treatments are usually provided in a series of visits, spaced two to three weeks apart, and are often used to supplement the great results from our prescriptions and the Fraxel laser.
Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments can also be helpful in some cases where the pigment from Melasma is found in the Epidermis, the upper most layer of the skin.
Depending on your skin and the type of Melasma you have, our dermatologist will get to know your skin and identify the most effective options for you.