Your Best Options for Treating Melasma

woman with melasma

Even-toned, blemish-free skin is a goal for many, but sometimes, a few spots stand between you and your goals. Melasma is one skin condition that might make you feel less than your best. Known for its brown or blue-gray patches, it’s often temporary, popping up during pregnancy or other times where hormones are fluctuating.

But for some, melasma doesn’t resolve with time. If this is the case for you, you might be wondering how to get rid of melasma. At Simple Smooth, we think that PicoWay ® is an excellent option for melasma treatment.

With PicoWay, you can break up pigmented cells in the skin and eliminate them, giving you a more even tone.

What Is PicoWay?

PicoWay is a non-surgical laser skin rejuvenation treatment that addresses minor cosmetic concerns for a renewed appearance. It uses short bursts of laser energy to create a smoother, more even complexion. The machine has the shortest laser pulse available, measured in picoseconds (thus the name) to treat skin discoloration and pigmented lesions.

How Does PicoWay Treat Melasma?

Essentially, it breaks up the pigments in the skin to help reveal a more even tone. In addition to melasma, it also treats freckles, age spots and even stretchmarks. The broken up pigments are steadily absorbed by the body and eliminated. This means that results are not instant but over a period of weeks, you will see the change.

Preventing Melasma from Returning

First, avoid sun exposure. When you can’t, be sure to wear high-quality, high-SPF sunscreen. Second, speak with a dermatologist about ongoing treatment if your melasma is chronic. There are various topical creams that can help ward off overpigmentation and they can help you find the right one for you. Aside from this, there isn’t much you can do to stop melasma from happening, but if it returns, it is safe to get more PicoWay treatments.

Is your melasma lingering? Let us help. Contact us at 813-877-8067 or fill out the contact form.