Types of Melasma Treatments

Fraxel Restore (aka Fraxel® SR1500) continues to be a great procedure for treating melasma. Most patients appreciate improvement after three monthly treatments. Very light settings are effective and therefore only result in about a day of redness following the treatment which is easily covered by makeup.

Another option, Cosmelan® Depigmentation Treatment, by mesoestetic®, is also highly effective for the treatment of melasma. A mask containing kojic, azeleic, salicylic and ascorbic acids is applied in the office.  It is worn home and removed later that day after a pre-determined amount of time based on your Fitzpatrick skin type and skin sensitivity. An at home skin care program consisting of

mesoestetic® Hydra-Vital Factor K cream and Cosmelan® 2 cream continues the treatment. The Cosmelan® Depigmentation Treatment Program is recommended no more than 2 times a year, at least 6 months apart. With each additional treatment, you should see incremental gains in the overall appearance of the skin. Subsequent treatments, after the initial treatment, will help to maintain the results achieved.

It is important to note that there is no procedure that will “cure” melasma. Therefore, at home use of skin care such as mesoestetic® Cosmelan 2 cream, glo-therapeutics glo-Lightening Serum or SkinCeuticals Phyto+ and diligent use of sun block with zinc oxide is always recommended to improve and prolong the results.