Melasma Treatments in Louisville, Lexington, Kentucky
BroadBand Light (BBL)
The BroadBand Light (BBL) system utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent phototherapy results. This targets red spots, age spots, freckles, sun spots, small facial veins, and several other types of blemishes. Heat is absorbed into the target areas and will stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen. BBL treatments are customized to each patient, typically requiring two to five treatments spaced three weeks apart. This is a non-invasive, safe, gentle procedure with no downtime. Makeup may be applied directly after treatment, and you can return to normal activities right away. This may cause some redness immediately following the treatment lasting only a few hours. Sunblock, when you go outdoors, is recommended. BBL treatments are also used for the treatment of Acne and other skin complications.
Also used for Skin Tightening, the ProFractional laser uses energy to create thousands of microscopic channels in the treated area, stimulating your own collagen production and plumping up the skin to smooth out wrinkles, lines, scars, enlarged pores, and other irregularities. This custom-designed laser treatment is performed in-office using numbing cream, making the treatment comfortable. Popular areas for treatment are the face, neck, chest, and hands. Best results can take up to four treatments spaced at three to six weeks apart. Complete healing takes one to seven days, depending on treatment depth. Most patients return to normal activities and can apply makeup within a week. Treated skin will be more sensitive to the sun, making sun-block a necessity.
The Red/Brown Eraser Laser can be used to remove discoloration caused by melasma. After treatments, the skin might have some inflammation, and peeling can occur with dryness lasting up to ten days depending on the depth of the treatment. Always wear an SPF of at least 30 after treatments. For the best results, we recommend two to three treatments spaced three weeks apart.
Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT)
Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT) w/ Levulan is used to treat precancerous lesions on the skin and also shuts down the sebaceous oil glands in the skin that are too oily. PDT with Levulan reduces the appearance of melasma with two to three recommended treatments spaced six weeks apart. This does require a 24- to 36-hour downtime, and to stay indoors away from light for 24 hours. This can cause the face to become red like a sunburn; some patients can peel depending on their skin type.
For a non-laser approach for the treatment of melasma, the Skin Spa offers Home Skincare, Chemical Peels, and Facials. For more information on the treatment of melasma or any other laser procedures, visit the Laser Treatments home page.