Melasma is a very common skin condition and is treatable. The darkened skin discoloration normally appears on sun exposed areas of the face. Typically melasma occurs over the cheeks, forehead, nose or upper lip.
The green and yellow light from the Dual Yellow laser is effective for treating and clearing melasma. This happens by reducing the production of melanin (the substance that creates pigmentation of the skin) at the source.
How many treatments are required?
You need to consult with your clinician for an exact treatment plan. Melasma is a reaction from your skin that over produces pigmentation (also known as “hyper-pigmentation”). Therefore it is likely you will need follow-up treatments.