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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.
How Does The Laser Treatment Work? ?
The Melanin soaks up the Laser beam’s energy and gets extremely hot for a fraction of a second. This is enough to break up the pigment causing it to fade slowly. Over the next few weeks the body can reduce the pigment level. When these are out of the way the laser beam can shine down to the next layer of pigment in the following session. Allow at least 15 days to a month between treatments.
What are the Unwanted Effects?
Sensitivity in the skin is unlikely but can occur. If it does occur it is usually in the form of some change in texture of the skin. This is more likely if you rub or over expose the treated area to the sun without any Sunscreen. The chances of it happening can be reduced by following the doctors prescription to the point throughout the course of treatment.
What is the Post-treatment aftercare ?
A sun tan gets in the way of the laser light, so avoid the sun, or use a high SPF sunscreen, before and during treatment.Be gentle with the treated area until it has settled down so as to minimize the risk of scars. Avoid picking and scratching.