Melasma Control Treatments

Break through pico second technology is now available. Offering the world's first and finest laser treatment for melasma that is safe for all skin types.

Melasma Control Treatments

Melasma is a chronic skin condition that is difficult to treat. It mainly affects women and is more common in people that tan well or have darker skin.

Melasma is an important skin condition to recognize, as many treatments can make this condition worse!

Treatments that help subside Melasma:

1. Topical

  • Hydroquinone-our first method of choice is to use a combination of ZO medical products customized for your skin type over a period of 4 months. Pictures are taken initially and we monitor you on a regular basis to make sure appropriate changes are made as needed.
  • Melamin or melamix may also be used as a pre-treatment before our ReFresh peel or Pico Focus laser treatment.
  • Non-hydroquinone skin brighteners, if previously on hydroquinone or you do not want to use products containing hydroquinone

2. Chemical Peel
ReFresh Peel - typically pre-treatment is required before the chemical peel can be done and is not suitable for all skin types

3. Picosure Laser
Picosure Focus - break through pico second laser technology that can safely help treat melasma on all skin types. Pre-treatment may be necessary prior to laser treatment.

Please Note:
  • Results take time and vary with each individual.
  • Possibly 3-5 or more treatments may be necessary to control Melasma
  • Even when treatment results are good, pigmentation may reappear upon sun exposure and/or hormonal changes.

How to recognize Melasma:
Melasma is characterized by symmetrical, blotchy, gray-brown patches of pigmentation.
These patches are most commonly seen on the face:
  • central face
  • cheekbone
  • jawline
It can also appear on other parts of the body that receive a lot of sun exposure such as the neck and forearms. The exact causes of this condition are not clear but occurs when the melanocytes are stimulated and produce an excess amount of color.

Known triggers include:
  • sun exposure and sun damage-tends to darken in the summer and fade in the winter. The heat from the UV light stimulates melanocyte activity.
  • hormone changes-as seen in pregnancy, mask of pregnancy. Use of birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy
  • certain medications
  • cosmetics and perfumes-may cause a phototoxic reaction that triggers melasma
  • hypothyroidism

Preventative measures include:
  • avoid sun exposure, seek shade whenever possible
  • wear a daily broad-spectrum physical sunscreen SPF 50 ( contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide) and reapply every 3 to 5 hours or after being in water.
  • wear a hat with a wide brim when you are outside
  • use skin care products that do not irritate your skin
  • avoid waxing, as this may cause inflammation and make melasma worse

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  • Prices

    Pico Focus Treatments

    Full Face
    - $600 

    Half Face or Neck - $500  

    Cheeks - $400

    Face & Neck - $900

    Neck & Décolleté - $850

    Face, Neck & Décolleté - $1150

    Lower Face, Neck & Décolleté- $1050

    Eyes - $350

    Upperlip - $300

    Per Site (small area) - $275

  • Before & After

Get Fresh

Your Skin Will Thank You!

Fresh Laser Skin Studio
#327 Market Mall Executive Professional Centre
4935-40th Ave
NW Calgary

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