Melasma in Orem, UT

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What is Melasma?

Melasma is a skin condition in which gray-brown patches of discoloration appear on the forehead, nose, chin, other areas of the face, or on the forearms. Numerous individuals develop melasma at some point in their lives, and the condition is typically prevalent among women with darker skin tones. It can be triggered by UV exposure or hormone fluctuations, such as those experienced during pregnancy and menopause. Kathy Cooper performs melasma treatments at Ohana Aesthetics and Wellness with Harmony XL PRO laser technology from Alma. This innovative treatment uses gentle light energy to help diminish the visibility of melasma patches. Set up a consultation at our Orem, UT practice to learn whether laser treatment for melasma is right for your skin.

MELASMA faq

What causes melasma?
Melasma is most commonly caused by hormone changes, including those that are experienced with pregnancy, birth control, menopause, and even high levels of stress. Genetics can make some people more predisposed to melasma. UV exposure can also be a significant contributor to the condition.

How does laser treatment for melasma work?
The Harmony XL PRO laser is a handheld energy device that targets discolored patches of skin with focused light. The light will effectively help to break down excess pigmentation, allowing the pigment to be reabsorbed into the body. Though areas of skin targeted by the laser could take on a darker appearance initially, they will likely diminish after a week or so.

Does melasma come back after laser treatment?
Though laser therapy can work to reduce the appearance of melasma, new melasma spots can appear over time, presenting as gray, brown, or tan patches. A number of treatment sessions might be scheduled to help maintain your results.

What is the cost of laser melasma treatment?
At Ohana Aesthetics and Wellness, the cost of melasma treatment is determined at your initial consultation. Our staff will talk with you about your goals and will create a treatment program based on your needs. We offer a variety of payment options and will work with you to find the most convenient payment method here at our Orem, UT location.

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