Melasma is a condition that causes brown to grey-brown patches or splotches on the skin. These areas of discoloration usually show up on the cheeks, forehead, chin and upper lip. Common causes are pregnancy, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy medications. Melasma is suppressed and controlled using a customized regimen of lightening creams, chemical peels and fractional laser treatments.
Lucencia uses state-of-the-art YAG lasers to quickly and painlessly treat melasma and related conditions. Unlike other traditional lasers, YAG are specifically developed to penetrate without damaging the skin, reaching and eliminating the root causes of melasma. By eliminating VGEF, receptors that cause adverse pigmentation, our YAG system both clears and prevents the recurrence of melasma. Best of all, YAG uses tiny bursts of yellow light to clear the skin rather than the heavy stream of conventional laser systems. This provides treatment with few, if any, adverse side effects.