Melasma is a common pigment concern of the skin that has many known triggers.
At New Life Aesthetics, we believe in gentle progressive, not aggressive,
treatments for melasma. Non-invasive Customized Chemical Peels and Aerolase
LightPod Neo™ are a perfect duo to effectively address the skin
To learn more and to schedule your consultation, please call our location for
melasma treatment in Raleigh, NC at ☎
(919) 521-8282, or
contact us online today!
What is Melasma?
Melasma presents as discolored or dark skin patches. Sometimes called the
‘mask of pregnancy’ or ‘raccoon eyes,’ melasma
typically follows distinct pigment patterns, which may affect the upper lip,
cheeks, forehead, and/or brow line. Though hyperpigmentation is typically
found on the face, it can also appear on the neck and arm areas.
Melasma can occur in both the superficial epidermis and in the deeper dermal
layers of the skin. It is a condition that predominantly affects women over
Melasma Causes and Triggers
Sun exposure (specifically the UV light) and heat (even heat generated from
hot yoga) cause Melasma by activating melanocyte (pigment) cells. Melasma
pigment darkens in warm weather or warm environments, even if you are not
exposed to sunlight.
The condition is also linked to hormones, often beginning with the use of
birth control or pregnancy.
There is a higher incidence of melasma in darker skin and Asian and Middle
Triggers for Melasma that you can avoid include:
hormone therapy, including hormone-based birth control (IUD’s, pills
- heat-provoking activity
- washing your face with hot water/taking hot steam showers
Our aeshtetic nurses will assist you in making healthy homecare choices with
customized medical-grade skincare to
assist in lightening your existing pigment and help new pigment from forming.
Best Treatments for Melasma
Our aesthetics team uses a combination of Customized Chemical Peels and
Aerolase to treat Melasma. Pairing the two treatment modalities addresses the
various depths of pigment in the skin.
Customized Chemical Peels - Chemical peels
are used to treat many skin issues, including UV-induced hyperpigmentation.
The peels can be tailored to your unique condition, and each treatment is
unique to the needs of the skin as it presents at the time of treatment. We
will work with you to determine how many treatments you’ll need and
what you may expect afterward.
Aerolase - The Aerolase LightPod
Neo™ is FDA cleared to treat numerous conditions, including reducing
the appearance of Melasma. The long-wavelength, high-power energy used in
this gentle laser can affect the deeper dermis. The treatment may improve
your complexion by addressing pigment in the dermal/epidermal junction. With
each treatment, the use of prescribed homecare to improve and protect the
skin, and with the avoidance of triggers, melasma pigmentation will
gradually lighten. Though there is no cure or permanent treatment available
for melasma, there are safe, effective treatments to help better manage it.
Platelet Rich Fibrin - In addition
to combining chemical peels and Aerolase to treat melasma, we also combine
two revolutionary treatments to address hyperpigmentation – Platelet Rich
Fibrin (PRF) and
Vivace RF Microneedling.
PRF consists of collecting your own cells through a blood draw and
collecting cells that promote cell growth (platelets, white blood cells, and
stem cells). These cells are then carefully placed onto the skin,
stimulating new and healthy cell growth to restore and even skin tone. In
addition to placing your own cells into problem areas, Vivace Microneedling
uses radiofrequency energy and peptides to further stimulate healthy tissue
When used together, PRF and Vivace Microneedling can help you safely and
efficiently restore hyperpigmentation caused by melasma.
Request Your Appointment Today!
Address hyperpigmentation with a two-treatment combination. Schedule a
consultation with Raleigh, NC top melasma specialists. Call New Life
Aesthetics at ☎ (919) 521-8282 or
contact us online today!.