Melasma is an unfortunate condition where sunlight causes brown splotches to appear on the skin. Although there are numerous melasma treatments available in Toronto, not all have the same effectiveness. Understanding why melasma laser removal is the best option among the various removal treatments is important in order to be confident in your decision and to be able to go forth into the world without fear of seeing your melasma flare up again after therapy.
Common Treatments for Melasma
Melasma is caused by an excess of melanocytes, a type of cell that produces pigmentation in response to sunlight. Making use of sunscreen can therefore limit the amount of light that reaches the melanocytes. However, this isn’t always a reliable method and you may find yourself reaching for ever-higher SPF levels in order to keep the sun at bay.
If bare skin is too risky, long sleeves, pants, and wide hats may be another option. While undoubtedly effective, having to go long-sleeved and long-legged in the middle of summer presents its own comfort problems.
Embracing your inner vampire can certainly help, but can also limit your activities.
This is a bit of a misnomer. Bleaching creams do not “bleach” your skin, but they do cause a shutdown in pigment production where they are applied. While effective, this only lasts as long as the cream remains applied, and bleaching creams can cause irritation and sometimes inflammation if used for a prolonged period.
Peels or Microdermabrasion
These types of beauty treatments will increase the cell turnover rate and help speed up the removal of the excess pigment. However, these treatments do not address the underlying issue (excess melanocytes) and do not provide a long-term solution.
Getting Melanocytes Permanently Removed
You may have noticed a common trend in the melasma treatments listed above. Regardless of how reliable or practical they are, none of these options help prevent future darkening or address the problem of too many melanocytes. Fortunately, treatments do exist that overcome these weaknesses. A melasma removal treatment is able to effectively dispatch the extra melanocytes and leave you free to enjoy the sunny outdoors without fear of future outbreaks.
Fun with Lasers
The tricky thing to keep in mind when dealing with melasma is that not all lasers are created equal. High-energy lasers may be useful for dealing with scars or other skin blemishes, but such tools will actually make melasma worse. Instead, it is important to look for a practitioner who has access to a low-energy but targeted laser—like a fractional laser—in order to eliminate melanocytes without triggering excess pigment production.
Amazing Results from the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic
Anti Aging Toronto Clinic boasts the best melasma treatment Toronto has to offer. Our melasma laser removal treatments have been showing successful and permanent results. The melanocytes that get removed stay gone, and clients are reporting that they are able to get back to a normal lifestyle and enjoy the sun and surf without fear of their melasma reoccurring.
Anti Aging Toronto Clinic prides itself on using the latest clinical methods to give clients the beauty they deserve. We support our clients being able to make the right, informed decisions about laser therapy and strive to provide the best melasma treatments in Toronto. Feel free to contact us by phone at 416-546-4664 or by e-mail at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca to ask any questions. Our skin-care specialists can also offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.