Laser Melasma Treatment in St. Paul, MN

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Countless people have melasma at some point during their lifetime, which occurs when irregular blotches of darkened skin appear on the face, forearms, and neck. These gray, tan, or brown patches generally occur evenly around the forehead, nose, cheeks, chin, or upper lip. Melasma occurs more often among females with darker skin tones and is thought to be due to UV exposure or hormonal fluctuations, like those associated with menopause and pregnancy. We treat melasma at Riverbend Family Dental with Alma Harmony XL PRO laser technology. This advanced approach works through powerful laser energy to help diminish hyperpigmentation in melasma. Schedule a skin evaluation at our St. Paul, MN office to find out if laser treatment for melasma can help restore your self-confidence and enhance your skin's appearance.

What causes melasma?

Melasma can occur anytime throughout life. It's commonly believed to be caused by hormonal changes, such as those that occur with pregnancy and birth control pills. UV damage, stress, and genetics are additional sources generally related to melasma.

How does laser treatment for melasma work?

When using the Harmony XL PRO laser handpiece, we will focus healing light energy into darkly pigmented patches on the surface of your skin. The laser will gently help break down melanin (the substance that causes discoloration), which your body can absorb. Although pigmented areas might darken initially, they will most likely fade after a week or so.

Does melasma come back after laser treatment?

Even though laser therapies can help minimize the look of melasma, other pigmented patches might occur over time. Routine procedures could be planned to help preserve your results.

What is the cost of laser melasma treatment?

At Riverbend Family Dental, the pricing for laser melasma treatment is determined based on personal needs. Our staff will tailor a treatment program to help meet your desired results and discuss the simple payment options taken at our St. Paul, MN location.

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