HOW TO GET RID OF MELASMA FOR GOOD
Doctor, I am 38 and I have very pigmented melasma spots on my cheek. I have tried many topical treatments for melasma, even chemical peels, but none of them seem to work and my condition is getting worse. May I ask if there is any way that I can make melasma vanish for good? (Nguyen Thi Hoai)
Answered by grade CK1 dermatologist Hun Kim Thao – Chief Medical Director at Grace Skincare Clinic:
Thank you for sharing your concern with Grace Skincare Clinic!
Melasma is a common skin issue that is a consequence of a complex reaction between unclear factors. However, the more widely known factors are overexposure to harmful sun rays, genetic tendency, imbalanced hormones, and usage of cosmetic products that has corticoid, abuse of scented cosmetics, thyroid diseases or stress.
Treating melasma completely
For your case, I would like to suggest temporarily stop using your current skin care and cosmetic products, especially those of unclear source and ingredients. Some unbranded products on the market may contain corticoide, an ingredient that can thin out your skin, making it more vulnerable and less elastic. Additionally, using products that do not fit your skin condition and skin type can cause your skin to become more sensitive and worsen the hyperpigmentation.
We can never overemphasize the importance of applying sunscreen daily before going outside. A sunscreen with SPF 30 should be enough for protecting your skin against harmful sun rays. You should also avoid being in direct sunlight when ultraviolet rays are most intense, which is around the 10AM to 3PM timeframe. As a rule of thumb for all forms of hyperpigmentation, wearing sunscreen as well as taking protective measurements will improve your condition tremendously.
Melasma treatment with Alma Q laser technology
Because conventional remedies cannot banish melasma for good, the dermatologists need to bring in high tech medical devices made for cosmetic purposes. The most widely used technologies at the moment are lasers or IPL (intense pulsed light). At Grace Skincare Clinic, we apply Alma Q laser technology to our melasma treatment, guaranteeing to make melasma vanish by neutralizing the melanin pigments from inside the skin. Alma Q is a state of the art laser device developed by the world renowned Alma Lasers company that is FDA and CE –approved.
The Alma Q laser works by penetrating through the epidermis, or the outmost layer of the skin, to reach the thick layer of living tissues underneath where melasma forms. The wavelengths emitted from the Alma Q laser device will then fracture the pigments and safely discard them through the body’s natural discharge mechanism. Alma Q is an adaptable technology that can accurately target the trouble spot, thus not damaging the surrounding areas while remaining highly effective. After 1 session, the skin will be noticeably healthier, brighter and more youthful looking thanks to the Alma Q lasers’ ability to stimulate collagen production.
The effectiveness of melasma treatment depends greatly on the technology used, the skill and experience of the procedure performer as well as individual case. Therefore, you are best to visit our dermatologists at Grace Skincare Clinic – Ho Chi Minh city for a clinical examination and a personalized intensive melasma treating program. However effective and safe the treatments are, you are best to let your skin recover for up to months between each session according to the treatment program prescribed by your dermatologist.
Kind regards.Tags: melasma, pigmentation, melasma treatment, alma q laser
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