Laser for melasma treatment – Which laser is most effective?

Complete treatment laser for melasma and freckles is no longer a difficult problem with Alma Q laser. Right after it was launched, Alma Q Lasers quickly became famous all over the world thanks to its superior effectiveness in the treatment of melasma, freckles, hyperpigmentation, patched melasma, mixed melasma, and aging skin compared to older technology.

Presented for the first time in Vietnam, Alma Q Lasers is officially transferred with thorough training and exclusiveness to Grace Skincare Clinic. Combined with our skillful dermatologists, Alma-Q is a powerful weapon to help our patients restore the smoothness of their skin at Grace Skincare Clinic.

Dermatologist Hun Kim Thao’s perspectives on melasma & freckles – the enemy of Vietnamese women

What are freckles? And why do they appear on your skin?

Freckles are flat, red, light brown, yellow, or black spots (usually darker than the surrounding skin) due to the increase in melanin pigmentation at the keratinocyte in the epidermis. Common locations of freckles are the open skin areas including cheeks, nose, hands, and shoulders.

The dark tone of freckles changes when exposed to sunlight. Specifically, they become darker with increased sun exposure. In general, people with light skin are more likely to have freckles. Freckles appear regardless of age. Most freckles are inherited. However, with harsh climates in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, women regularly come in direct contact with sunlight. Freckles will appear when your skin is exposed to strong sunlight for a long period of time.

According to Dermatologist Hun Kim Thao, freckles can be treated but there is a risk of recurrence if the skin is not well protected under sunlight or if the treatment is not properly and technically right conducted.

Alma-Q Laser: effective treatment of skin aging and melasma
Signs of aging in women including sagging skin, loss of luminosity, etc. begin in their thirties and become more visible in their forties, especially those such as melasma, dark spots, crow’s feet, wrinkles on the forehead and around the mouth. Laser therapy has been recognized as an effective treatment for symptoms of aging, but how…

Can melasma be treated?

Unlike freckles, melasma mainly occurs on facial skin, especially on the cheeks, forehead, nose, and upper lip, which are the most common areas of melasma in Vietnam with shallow, deep, or mixed melasma with varying degrees of dark tone. Some of the most common causes of melasma are hormonal changes and adverse effects of intense sunlight.

While freckles are sometimes considered as a “hidden charm” for light-skin women, melasma is always considered their “enemy” because these dark spots are difficult to treat as well as hard to cover with makeup.

Melasma is usually accompanied by an aging skin problem, making the skin appear dull and weak. Melasma usually occurs in women aged 30 to 40 and becomes more apparent with age, time, and sun exposure. According to Dr. Hun Kim Thao, melasma can be cured.

Some types of melasma have a high tendency to recur. However, if properly treated and carefully protected from sunlight, the risk of recurrence is very low.

Dr Hun Kim Thao talks to staff about treatment for melasma and freckles

How to have an effective complete treatment for melasma and freckles?

There are several effective remedies for complete melasma and freckles, including natural methods and medical treatments. However, according to Dr. Hun Kim Thao, natural methods can only temporarily reduce melasma and freckles and can actually worsen the conditions and lead to skin erosion if applied without dermatological knowledge or using products with unguaranteed ingredients.

Older laser for melasma and freckles treatment by a variety of mechanisms, including peeling, faked lesions, and melanin abstraction. However, they generally do not treat melasma at its root which lies deep under the skin and requires a long break time between treatments.

With Alma Q laser technology from Israel, which is currently used in 6500 clinics and high-class hospitals around the world, you can completely say goodbye to melasma and freckles with safe treatments certified by FDA and CE standards.

Depending on a patient’s specific condition, our dermatologists at Grace Skincare Clinic will prescribe appropriate treatment courses and regimens as well as skin care routines at home. Normally it only takes one treatment to see visible improvement and brings much better results with the following treatments.

Grace Knows: What Makes Vietnamese Skin Different?
Reviewed by Dr. Hun Kim Thao Men and women of Asian descent commonly experience certain skin conditions due to their skin's adaptation to the climate and the pigment skin care composition of their skin, according to a blog posting by Grace Skincare Clinic. Therefore, their skin tends to be oilier than Caucasian skin, and they…

7 benefits of treating laser for melasma and freckles with Alma-Q Lasers

  • Remove melasma and freckles effectively by focusing on the skin area of treatment
  • Quickly lighten melasma and even remove it completely after several treatments
  • Remove hyperpigmentation, improve uneven skin tone, and smoothen skin
  • Restore and rejuvenate the skin: smoothen skin, bring rosy complexion, improve uneven skin color, and reduce the size of pores
  • Improve and treat the congenital lesions of the skin such as dilated capillaries, birthmarks, and pigmentation disorders
  • Offer a comprehensive and effective all-in-one treatment for melasma and freckles with 3 modes of extreme power in one unit – Q-switched Nd: YAG, Long-Pulsed & Quasi-Long Pulsed. Q-switched Nd YAG 1064mm with high energy levels will deeply affect the epidermis and dermis to disrupt the melanin of melasma but minimize hurting the surrounding tissue. At the same time, 532nm wavelength technology will help remove pigment from the surface
  • Target accurately on the area of treatment with a high level of safety: Alma- Q delivers the wave to the target tissue via extremely short nanosecond pulses at extremely high laser power. Alma Q’s can also help adjust the depth to effectively rejuvenate aging skin
laser for melasma treatment
7 benefits of treating laser for melasma and freckles with Alma-Q Lasers

Outstanding advantages of treating laser melasma and freckles at Grace Skincare Clinic

  • Remove 60-90% or completely melasma and freckles (depending on specific conditions).
  • Ensure absolute safety and accuracy with direct therapy with a dermatologist with 12 years of experience and 15,000 successful treatments.
  • Improve skin texture, brighten skin, bring rosy complexion, and enhance skin health after finishing the course
  • Prescribe tailored therapy to fit different skin types (including thin and sensitive skin) with ultra-high energy levels together with flexibility in treatment
  • Cause no pain without any side effects and break time between treatments – suitable for busy women
  • Shorten the duration of treatment to the maximum

Besides Alma-Q Lasers, there are other effective methods to treat melasma and freckles that doctors at Grace Skincare Clinic apply in combination such as PRP and Stem cell Derma-rolling. If you have any questions about treatment methods of laser for melasma and freckles, please contact us for more information.

Melasma and Pigmentation Disorders Treatment
70% of Vietnamese women experience some form of melasma, pigmentation, and freckle problems because they live in extreme climatic conditions and strong sunlight. Understanding this, Grace Skincare Clinic and Dr. Hun Kim Thao, Key Opinion Leader in Vietnam for Alma Lasers Israel, provide comprehensive melasma and pigmentation solutions to help clients regain even pigmentation and…

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Lencci Tran

0-09-2019 "I would love to thank Dr. Hun Kim Thao and her amazing staffs for helping me through a skin improving journey over an almost year while I was staying in HCM. I received acne facial and peel every other week and the service was superb! Each procedure was well explained and Dr.Thao was very attentive. I loved her holistic way of approach to improve patient's skin. Not only she prescribed very effective acne gel but also shared great tips such as reducing the amount of simple carb intake, cutting down sugar, and most importantly highlighting the importance of getting enough sleep. She even recommended a well known doctor in town who could help me with my sleeping problem. In addition, the price was very reasonable and I was very happy with all the service I got from Grace Skin Clinic. Oh Dr. Thao even asked her staff to make me a cup of tea one day as she she thought I looked overly exhausted. I was very moved. How warm hearted she is! I will definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to check up their skin and improve their skin. Amazing place!"

Youngjoo Shin – Expat living in HCM 

This place is amazing; they help me improve my terrible skin condition which had affected my identity, and my confidence for many years. I have been visiting Grace Clinic during summer time for the past two years, and every time I am here, they create a different program in order to fit my skin condition and my limited time. Furthermore, people from Grace Clinic always greet me with warm hearts. They once invited me to have boba tea with them which made me no longer feel like a customer but a friend which it has created a friendship overtime. I cannot stress how highly I would recommend this place. Again, they are amazing and very professional. There is one thing, you can do walk-in just fine but it would be better if you schedule the appointment so they can prepare and create the best service for you.

An Nguyen – HCMC University Student (Overseas)

I absolutely love the ladies of Grace Skincare. I was staying in Saigon for 6 months and came here with acne and a congested skin from my travels. So happy I found them! Their prices are reasonable compared to other “expat” clinic that I went to. I bought the 10 facial package for a really good price and am really happy with the result of my skin after following all of their consultations. Acne has cleared up and now we’re focusing on my other skin concerns such as dark spots and hyperpigmentation. I highly recommend this clinic. They truly want you to walk out with skin you feel confident in. I’m going to miss this place and the ladies I got to connect with during my time here.   Amazing results · Expert facials · Great deals · Professional products ·Licensed skin care professional · Experienced skin care professionals

Deanna Hong – HCMC, Yoga Instructor

Hey guys it’s been 3 weeks since we came for our treatment. I can honestly say it’s the best I have had done.  Andrew and I look fresh without being overdone. We both had people say how refreshed we look after our holiday. Honestly they wouldn’t be saying that if they knew how much beer and yummy Vietnamese food we consumed when we were there. I can honestly say Andrew and I will be back. And I am telling all my friends how fantastic you guys are and how professional the consultation was. I have yet to find someone in Australia who is so thorough. Thank you, Kylie

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I had a acne treatment here last month and now it's improved a lot. I must say that this place is very professional, modern equipment, especially the thoughtful doctor! I'm impressed!  

Ms Nana, HCMC, tourist

Grace Skincare Clinic has a great and friendly service and that have a centrally located clinic. I highly recommend them!

Alexis Linh Ly, HCMC- Business Owner

The owners are wonderful people. I had a good experience and can sincerely and highly recommend everything about Grace Skincare Clinic!

Sandra Menhart – New York, NY, Visiting Profesor

I was so embarrassed with the scars and pigmentation marks on my face. These are from old sports injuries and harsh products on my legs from childhood accidents. I am fed up with using so much concealer makeup on my face and am never able to wear a skirt with confidence. I heard about the Grace Skincare Clinic pigmentation lightening treatment from a friend.  I took 6 treatments & used skincare product as Dr. Thao  instructed  and now my skin is beautiful and permanently clear. It was worth every penny.

Laura May

as Tet is coming, I highly recommend this place for a weekend retreat, skin detoxing or even an urgent package to soothe and smooth your skin. I got back my healthy skin after just 02 week following the instruction of Dr Thao Hun and it cost me 200,000 for medical consultation fee only. Wonderful!

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