Melasma is a skin condition that primarily affects women between the ages of 20 and 50. It is characterized by dense freckling, odd swaths of tan, or blotches that are caused by a local overabundance of melanocytes—a type of pigmentation cell. Although it can arise spontaneously, melasma can also be brought on by pregnancy or sun exposure.
Regardless of why it emerges, however, melasma can be a source of discomfort, anxiety, and self-consciousness. Consequently, many affected individuals look to find ways to eliminate their melasma. This is easier said than done since melanocytes live on multiple layers of skin. Surface-level treatments like microdermabrasion can’t reach them and some laser treatments can actually make melasma worse by provoking the melanocytes into producing excess pigmentation.
This is where the Spectra carbon laser peel comes in. This treatment is a form of laser toning that can rejuvenate skin and eliminate melasma through the careful application of explosive force.
The Benefits of Laser Toning
The key to the Spectra laser peel lies in a carbon facial mask. The mask allows the carbon to seep into your pores and the laser heats it up, resulting in a tiny explosion that dislodges debris and dead skin. Don’t worry, though, it’s not a painful procedure. In fact, not only is the Spectra laser toning painless, it’s downtime-free. You can come in for your session, go home after, and enjoy your skin to its fullest without any follow-up medication, downtime, or recovery period.
The reason that this treatment can affect melasma is because the darkened patches are due to clusters of melanocytes. When it comes to cells, few things are better at breaking up clumps than precise laser application combined with concussive force. As the carbon “pops” and the laser passes over, the melanocytes loosen and drift apart to become more evenly spaced or otherwise disposed of.
Getting Rid of Melasma: Laser Toning For Perfect Skin
In addition to eliminating your melasma, the laser toning treatment will leave you enjoying several other key benefits. The procedure can provide glowing, youthful skin, remove acne scars, improve skin texture, remove fine wrinkles, and more. These boons are also long-lasting, ensuring you can get maximum enjoyment from your rejuvenated face.
The Anti Aging Toronto Clinic prides itself on being a pioneer in the latest clinical methods and technology for treating many forms of skin ailments. Our Spectra Peel toning laser is just one tool in our arsenal dedicated to helping you get the clear, beautiful skin you deserve. Feel free to contact us to arrange an appointment or ask any questions. Our skincare specialists are more than happy to answer any queries or offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.