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    Treatments for Melasma in Calgary

    Melasma can be a persistent and frustrating skin condition, causing brown or grayish patches that seem to resist every treatment. You’ve tried various creams and home remedies, but the pigmentation just won’t fade away, affecting your confidence and self-esteem.

    At Beacon Dermatology in Calgary, we understand your struggle and are here to offer a solution. Our advanced melasma treatments are designed to effectively lighten and manage this condition, restoring your skin’s natural tone.

    What Is Melasma?

    Melasma is a prevalent skin condition marked by brown or gray-brown patches, primarily appearing on the face, including the forehead, cheeks, and chin. This condition arises from an overproduction of melanin, which can be triggered by factors such as sun exposure, hormonal changes, certain medications, pregnancy, or heat. Melanin, produced by melanocytes, is the pigment that determines skin colour. Commonly known as the "Mask of Pregnancy," melasma is more frequently seen in women aged 25-50, particularly during pregnancy or when using birth control pills. Although melasma is not dangerous, it can impact self-esteem, leading individuals to cover the patches with makeup. At Beacon Dermatology, we provide a range of effective treatments to help you achieve a clearer and more even skin tone.
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    Treatments for Melasma Available at Beacon Dermatology

    Chemical Peels

    Chemical peels, particularly glycolic peels, can help lift pigment and improve the appearance of melasma. By exfoliating the top layers of skin, these peels promote new skin growth and reduce pigmentation. Our tailored approach ensures minimal irritation and maximum results.

    Laser Therapy

    Laser treatments are a popular and effective option for treating melasma. However, the type of laser and the technician's skill are crucial for success. We offer advanced laser treatments at Beacon Dermatology, including the Pico Focus Array, Q-Switch laser toning, and Fraxel. These treatments target melanin deposits, breaking them down for the body to naturally eliminate, resulting in a clearer, more even complexion.

    Why Choose Beacon Dermatology for Your Melasma Treatment?

    At Beacon Dermatology in Calgary, our experienced team provides personalized care using the latest technology and research for optimal melasma treatment outcomes. We offer a comprehensive approach, combining various modalities tailored to your skin’s needs. Our centre features 4 Board Certified Medical and Cosmetic Dermatologists with over 20 years of clinical experience. Our dermatologists stay current with clinical advancements through our research department and teaching roles across Canada and internationally. We develop innovative treatment plans to achieve natural-looking results, ensuring you receive compassionate and superior care. Let us show you why skin is our passion!

    Home Remedies for Melasma

    We carry products specifically for melasma treatment made by Zo SkinHealthSkinMedica and Vivier. These medical-grade skincare products contain active ingredients that lighten pigmentation and inhibit melanin production, providing a cosmetically elegant solution for managing melasma. Topical treatments work by stopping or slowing the melanogenesis process. The most common topical treatment for melasma is hydroquinone, though there are also effective options without hydroquinone available.

    Melasma Treatment FAQs

    How many sessions are required to see results?

    The number of sessions varies depending on the treatment and severity of melasma, but typically, noticeable improvement can be seen after 3-6 sessions.

    Is it possible to completely get rid of melasma?

    While melasma can be significantly lightened and managed, complete eradication may not always be possible due to its recurring nature.

    How long will the results last?

    Results can last several months to years, especially with proper skin care and sun protection. Regular maintenance treatments may be necessary to sustain results.

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