Can the clear+brilliant laser significantly reduce my melasma? (photos)
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Treatments for Melasma
Clear and Brilliant and melasma
Yes lasers like C and B , gentle 1927 Fraxel and QSL dermal toning as well as Pico can all help with melasma, but no laser can cure this condition. C and B in the Permea setting with bleaching creams can improve things by 50-80% over 4-5 sessions. All the best, Dr Davin Lim. Article on melasma treatment options below.
Melasma certainly presents a treatment challenge and I find
the best approach to be a combined one. A Combination of good sun protection, skin
care, supplements and procedural interventions are all typically needed. 4%
hydroquinone is the gold standard topical intervention and I typically have
patients prime the skin for at least 2 weeks with hydroquinone before any
procedure. The clear and brilliant (particularly the permea handpiece) is a
good minimally invasive option for melasma, but sadly there is no guarantee. I
also like the 1927nm thulium laser (Fraxel dual or Fraxel re:store) as it can
target dyschromia both in the epidermis and dermis. I would also recommend supplementing with
oral pycnogenol during and after your therapies. This is a potent OTC anti-oxidant
and anti-inflammatory that decreases the pigment intensity of melasma and can
prevent rebound hyperpigmentation post laser. I would also recommend SkinMedica's total defense and repair post treatment as it blocks UVB, UVA and Infrared light...all which contribute to recurrences of pigmentation.
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