Melasma Treatment Specialist

So Cal Body Institute

Medical Spa located in Chino, CA

Patchy brown or discolored spots on your face can be difficult to hide, but So Cal Body Institute can help lighten uneven pigmentation, and help maintain a single toned complexion. Located in Chino, California, So Cal Body Institute offers noninvasive melasma treatments to rejuvenate your skin and erase the signs of sun damage and aging. To restore your skin’s natural beauty and improve your overall complexion, call So Cal Body Institute or schedule a free consultation online today.

Melasma Treatment Q & A

So Cal Body Institute

What is melasma?

Melasma is a common type of hyperpigmentation typically seen along the cheekbone, jawline, or central areas of the face. It's brown, tan, or bluish-gray. While it can occur in men, melasma usually happens in women 20-50 years of age.

What causes melasma?

The exact cause of melasma is unknown, but several factors may play a role. Some of these include:

  • Hormones: birth control pills, pregnancy, and hormone replacement therapy
  • Family history: close relatives with melasma
  • Medications: anti-seizure or other medications that increase skin sensitivity to ultraviolet light

If you have olive skin or a darker complexion, you’re more likely to develop melasma. You’re also more likely to develop melasma during the summer months.

To reduce your risks of developing melasma, protect your skin from ultraviolet rays. If you have a family history of melasma, discuss potential risks associated with birth control pills or other potential hormone factors.

How is melasma treated?

If you have melasma, So Cal Body Institute offers several treatment options to reduce the discoloration and improve your complexion, including the PicoSure® laser therapy.

PicoSure uses heat to gently destroy damaged tissue and trigger your body’s natural healing properties. The PicoSure technology increases collagen and elastin in the treatment area leading to a more even, youthful complexion.

PicoSure is highly effective in treating hyperpigmentation conditions like melasma as well as other skin conditions associated with sun damage, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Age and liver spots

So Cal Body Institute recommends PicoSure therapy treatments in combination with Obagi® Medical skin care products for the best results.

What can I expect during my appointment?

So Cal Body Institute offers complimentary consultations to evaluate your skin concerns and develop the most effective course of treatment. Most So Cal Body Institute treatments, including PicoSure treatments, are fast and relatively painless. Many can be done over your lunch break.

Most treatments offered at So Cal Body Institute are gentle on the skin and require no downtime. If you receive PicoSure treatments for your melasma, you may experience mild redness, but this usually fades within 24 hours.

How much is a melasma treatment?

The price can vary based on the severity of the pigmentation and your desired outcome. So Cal Body Institute has a pay as you go option, or you can buy a package of multiple treatments to take advantage of the savings.

Laser treatments, combined with a good skin care regimen, can significantly diminish the appearance of Melasma. If you have melasma or other skin concerns that are ruining your complexion, call So Cal Body Institute or schedule a free consultation online today.