Melasma

While melasma is non-cancerous, it can still cause distress in terms of your aesthetic appearance, which may be inhibiting both socially and professionally. We create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your concerns and helps you reclaim your self-confidence and quality of life.

What is Melasma?

Melasma is a common condition causing hyperpigmentation of the skin, affecting areas of the face that are more exposed to ultraviolet (UV) sun rays. Women with darker skin tones are more susceptible to developing melasma. In 1 out of every 4 cases, melasma occurs during pregnancy, and female hormones play a role in its development. Melasma gets its name from the increased melanin pigment deposited in all layers of the skin. 

Treatments for melasma (always with a foundation of sun protection) include chemical peels, light and laser-based therapy, exfoliation strategies, and skincare regimens. The best treatment for melasma is often a combination approach.  

Face Forward Medical Aesthetics in Lexington, MA, offers the following treatments for melasma:

Before & After

This patient underwent Halo Laser to treat her melasma. 

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Halo Laser

The Halo laser from Sciton is a hybrid fractional device that combines ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to rejuvenate the skin. Its innovative technology makes it possible to quickly treat melasma, breaking apart stubborn, unsightly patches of discoloration. Halo produces dramatic, longer-lasting results when compared to other laser options and is effective in treating even hard-to-reach regions of the skin.

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Chemical Peels

Chemical peels come in mild, medium, and deep and can be formulated to address your unique aesthetic concerns, including melasma. A peel will exfoliate the outer layer of damaged skin to refine skin tone and texture and reveal a pristine, rejuvenated complexion underneath.

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HydraFacial

The HydraFacial works to resurface damaged skin using a simple 4-part regimen of cleansing, exfoliating, hydrating, and replenishing. Antioxidant-rich serums are infused to reduce discoloration and provide an even, luminous skin tone. The HydraFacial is more effective than an ordinary facial and can be customized to meet your individual needs.

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Medical-Grade Skincare

Medical-grade skincare products are among the most important solutions for maintaining the long-term results of your melasma treatment. These products can help to cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize, and protect the complexion, reducing the impact of environmental toxins and sun damage

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