Vascular Lesions, Melasma and Rosacea Treatment
Safely Restore Youthful, Healthy Looking Skin.
Safely and comfortably fade the appearance of skin imperfections caused by the sun, and uneven skin tones caused by brown and red spots (such as rosacea, spider veins and age spots).
Melasma is a common skin condition that causes the appearance of brown to gray-brown patches of skin. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip. It can also appear on parts of the body that get a high level of sun exposure such as the forearms and neck.
Melasma can affect anyone and it happens when the body produces too much melanin, a natural substance that gives color to our skin, hair and eyes. More than 6 million women are estimated to have melasma. Only 10% of people affected with melasma are men. People with a family history of melasma are more prone to melasma as well as individuals with darker skin tones since they have more active melanocytes than individuals with light skin. Although no one is really certain what exactly causes melasma, there are many factors that can trigger it.
Common Melasma triggers:
Sun exposure is a major melasma trigger because ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun stimulates the melanocytes, which can increase melanin production. Melasma is sometimes referred to as “the pregnancy mask” or chloasma since it’s so common during pregnancy.
You cannot prevent melasma in every case, but there are measures you can take that may help reduce your risk of developing it. Minimize your exposure to sunlight and try to wear sunscreen on a daily basis.
Picosecond technology uses ultra-short bursts of energy to break up the pigmentation into smaller, more easily absorbed particles. So yes, we offer the fastest and most effective melasma treatment here at Lascos Laser and Cosmetic Clinic!
The number of treatments will vary depending on the location, size, depth and type of pigment. The treatments are done in intervals of 8-12 weeks and some individuals will require more treatments than others for optimal results. While side effects are minimal and rare, they may include initial darkening and/or an ashy appearance of the lesion, as well as redness, swelling, bruising and crusting. Rare side effects include temporary or permanent hyperpigmentation/ hypopigmentation, blistering and scarring.
The PicoWay can be used to remove small broken blood vessels on your face and on other body areas. The lasers give energy to the skin which is absorbed by blood vessels, scars, port wine stains, hemangiomas, and other vascular lesions. Multiple treatments are required for optimal results.
Our laser can target specifically broken capillaries on the face or certain areas on the body.
You can expect a slight pinch for each pulse during the treatment. followed by redness and some possible swelling in the treated area. This will subside within a few hours. the vessel will either be completely removed right away or may gradually fade over several weeks. A second treatment may also be necessary depending on the vessels treated.
Rosacea is a chronic inflammation of the skin mostly on the cheeks, nose and forehead. The causes of Rosacea are not fully understood and researchers now speculate that lifestyle may play a part in the development of rosacea. Dermatologists believe that the main cause is abnormalities in the facial blood vessels. Other experts suggest that H. Pylori, a bacteria found in the gut, may play a role in Rosacea development. Between 30% to 40% of people with rosacea have a family members who also has/had the condition, indicating that the condition is genetic.
It can be a very challenging condition to treat, but thanks to breakthroughs in dermatology, the PicoWay laser and pulsed light therapies can help to soothe and diminish the characteristic redness associated with rosacea.