Melasma Treatment at Westside Laser & Light in SW Calgary
Managing hormonal pigmentation with skin care and Q-switch laser
Melasma is a common pigmentation disorder that is characterized by a brown or blue-gray discoloration of the skin.
Although Melasma is a lifelong skin condition for which there is no cure, pigmentation may be reduced for a more even complexion using clinically proven methods which may include a combination of topical prescription skin care, certain lasers and chemical peels. Following a successful treatment series, Melasma must be managed with UV protection, skin care and maintenance treatments to prevent recurrence.
RESULTS WITH REVLITE LASER
How do Q-switched lasers work?
RevLite Laser Facial uses Q-switched laser technology to deliver thousands of short laser pulses to the skin at high peak-energy for maximum efficacy and comfort. The light vibrates and shatters pigment and vaporizes debris like blackheads and dead skin cells while the patented photo-acoustic shockwaves stimulate deeper collagen production.
The sensation is mild and often described as “electric rain drops”. Topical numbing cream may be applied 30 minutes prior to treatment. Immediately following the treatment, the skin will be red and mild swelling may persist for about one hour. There is no downtime with this treatment and normal activities can be resumed immediately. This laser is safe for most skin types and is a great option for both correction and maintenance of the skins appearance.
For optimal results, we recommend weekly laser therapy for 6-10 weeks along with a skin care protocol to prepare the skin for laser treatment and to protect the skin from rebound repigmentation. Following the initial series, laser treatment every 3 months is recommended to maintain results and prevent recurrence.
HOW MUCH IS REVLITE LASER FACIAL?
Melasma treatments include a medical-grade pigment lightening skin care kit and weekly RevLite laser treatments.
Full Face Melasma Series-6 tx $1450
Partial Face $1150
Request a free consultation with a Nurse Practitioner to learn more about RevLite Laser Facial treatments.