Have you recently been diagnosed with melasma, or currently think you’re dealing with this skin condition?
Although melasma is a common condition, it may not make you feel better about the gray-brown patches that have started to appear across on your face. Whether the patches are on your nose, forehead, or across your cheeks, there’s one question on your mind:
“What is the best treatment for melasma?”
Fraxel CO2 Laser for Melasma Reduction
When it comes to treating the appearance of melasma, very few solutions come close to the Fraxel CO2 fractional ablative laser. This innovative treatment uses a gold standard CO2 laser but avoids the full tissue removal that’s often common with other CO2 laser procedures. Here’s why that matters: full-tissue removal can end up creating a long recovery period, as your skin will likely be red, scabby, and irritated for the first two to three weeks after the procedure.
The Fraxel CO2 fractional ablative laser is different because it directs the CO2 energy into tiny columns, thus creating microchannels in the surface of the skin. This effect helps to trigger collagen production and cellular turnover, which in turn helps you achieve a similar result to a traditional CO2 laser solution without the downtime.
What Results Can I Expect?
Results may vary depending on the severity and placement of your melasma; however, you can expect to see improvement in your melasma symptoms about 4 weeks after your treatment. You may need three to five Fraxel CO2 laser procedures to achieve your ideal results.
I had my 1st of three fraxel laser treatments 4 days ago. I was very apprehensive since I had heard that it could be painful. The nurses and medical staff were very accepting of my nervousness and answered all my questions concerning the procedure, which helped me to relax. Dr. Pilest was very gentle and watched my face for signs of discomfort. He would work around sensitive areas on my face when I showed signs of pain, coming back to those areas later for short bursts of laser. The staff made sure I was well informed concerning after care and what to expect. I have to say, one of the most professional offices I’ve ever seen. I’ve been a Registered Nurse for 30+ years… so I know of what I speak. Highly recommended!
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about why the Fraxel CO2 laser is the best treatment for melasma? Schedule your consultation with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nissan Pilest at Total Dermatology in Irvine, CA today. (949) 727-3800