Melasma, also known as “chloasma,” is a common skin problem that causes brown patches on the face. The patches most commonly appear on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead, chin, and just above the upper lip. It may also appear on other parts of the body that are exposed to large amounts of sunlight. Common triggers for melasma are hormone changes and excessive sun exposure. Although melasma affects both men and women, women are the majority of those affected by far. Persons of Latin or Asian ethnicity are more likely to get melasma than others.
As the latest technology with a unique pure yellow 577nm wavelength, the Yellowbeam is able to effectively treat melasma and other moderate and deep pigment disorders. This type of laser energy targets and breaks the unwanted pigment in our skin so that our body’s immune system can naturally excrete the pigment particles.
Our technology can safely and more effectively treat both light and dark skin types, with minimal risk of side effects. Every treatment is adjusted and customized to meet each patient’s specific needs. In every case, our goal is to maximize the delivery of energy for optimal results while minimizing patient discomfort. Treatment sessions are relatively fast, ranging about 30-60 minutes, and do not require as much energy as other lasers, resulting in more comfortable treatments.