Fraxel Laser Treatments Toronto - Laser Treatment for Pigmentation & Damaged Skin Treatment in Toronto

   
 
share


Melasma Treatment with Fraxel® Laser

Melasma

Melasma commonly occurs when estrogen stimulates pigmentation hormones and thus excess pigmentation is produced by the skin. In this way Melasma will cause dark brown or grey, irregular sized patches/spots on the face. Irregularly shaped spots are indeed very characteristic of Melasma.

Who Gets Melasma?

Melasma occurs more frequently in darker skinned women, but can also occur in lighter-skinned people of both sexes. Melasma is also more commonly seen among women who are pregnant or use hormone replacement therapy. Some people may be genetically predisposed to Melasma. Thyroid problems have also been known to increase susceptibility to Melasma. Another factor that may contribute to Melasma may be allergic reactions to certain drugs. In rare cases stress can also produce Melasma. Melasma is more common in women, though men can also be afflicted with Melasma.

Where does Melasma Occur?

Melasma appears gradually, forming dark patches on the skin over time. Melasma patches most often appear on the cheeks, forehead and nose. In certain cases Melasma disappears several months after hormone therapy or pregnancy are finished.

Melasma Diagnosis

Dr Gidon has specific equipment that allows her to shine a special light on the skin which will illuminate Melasma spots. The equipment, known as a Wood Lamp, enables Dr Gidon to see areas of the skin that exhibit excess melanin causing Melasma. It should be noted that Melasma does not pose any health risks. Melasma is not associated with any internal diseases or organ disorders. In most cases Dr Gidon is able to diagnose Melasma very quickly because of common characteristics of Melasma. On occasion, Dr Gidon may order a skin biopsy in order to distinguish Melasma from other possible conditions.

Melasma Treatment with Fraxel Laser

Although Melasme is not a life threatening condition, many people who have Melasma often like to remove the spots because of aesthetic reasons. There are various treatment regiments suggested for treatment of Melasma. Fraxel laser is the most effective treatment of Melasma recommended by Dr Gidon particularly for patients who have persistent cases of Melasma. Fraxel laser treats Melasma gradually over several treatments. It should also be noted that sun exposure can exacerbated Melasma, so patients with Melasma should avoid excess sun exposure and always use sunscreen. Similarly, patients with Melasma should avoid any type of ultraviolet light such as tanning beds and other strong sources of light.

 
   
     
 
For a Consultation Please Call
416-483-4541

Canadian Dermatology Association
Canadian Dermatology Association

Your skin is vital - trust a Dermatologist, your skin expert, certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Questions? email us.
First Name:

Last Name:

Email Address:

Comments:

Send news and promotions

Shape up with UltraShape™

UltraShape™ body contour is the first clinically proven, fat-reducing solution for both men and women. This non-surgical, non-invasive treatment uses ultrasound to disrupt fat cells on the abdomen, flanks (love handles), thighs (saddlebags), and back for a smoother, trimmer look. There is no downtime and no pain...
read more here


Visit Dr Gidon's Other Websites at www.gidonaesthetics.com
UltraShape
Thermage Toronto
 
     

Home | About Dr. Gidon | What is Fraxel® Laser | What Does Fraxel® Treat | Fraxel® FAQ's | Book a Fraxel® Consult | Toronto Fraxel Procedure |
| Fraxel® for Acne Scarring | Fraxel® for Melasma | Fraxel® for Stretch Marks (Striae) | Fraxel® for Brown Spots, Pigmentation, and Freckles |
| Fraxel® for Wrinkles | Fraxel® in Combination with Other Treatments | Fraxel® Testimonials | Fraxel® Laser Treatment | Fraxel® in the News |
| Fraxel® in Combination with UltraShape™ | Fraxel® in Combination with Photorejuvenation (intense pulsed light) | Acne Scarring | Toronto Fractional Laser |
| Fraxel® in Combination with Thermage® | Fraxel® in Combination with Filler substances | Fraxel® in Combination with Botox® Cosmetic | Fraxel Recovery |
| Fraxel® to treat wrinkles | Brown Spots Treatment Toronto | Types of Brown Spots | Fraxel Skin Rejuvenation PR | Location | Useful Links | Sitemap | Legal Disclaimer

| This is a Canadian web site. Its content is intended for Canadian residents only |
| Please visit www.gidonaesthetics.com for information on additional treatments and services |
| Please visit Dr Gidon's Thermage website for information on the Thermage procedure|
| Please visit Dr Gidon's UltraShape website for information on the Ultrashape procedure|
google
Dr. Martie Gidon Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa - 1849 Yonge Street Suite 307 Toronto ON M4S 1Y2 416-483-4541

Cosmetic Surgery Web Design and Marketing by KCMC