At Manuel Gigena MD Plastic Surgery in McMinnville, OR, we know how difficult it is to treat melasma at home, which is why we offer both in-office skincare treatments and professional-grade skincare products specifically designed for melasma treatment, sunspot removal, and pigmentation removal. With the right combination of treatments like PicoLaze, chemical peels, and microneedling with meso-glide and products from Epionce skincare, you can live melasma-free.
Melasma Treatment, Pigmentation Removal, and Sunspot Removal
There are many different factors that contribute to hyperpigmentation, an umbrella term in the skincare world that refers to skin discoloration. Hyperpigmentation results when the skin produces excess melanin. Pregnancy, hormonal fluctuations, sun exposure, medication side effects, genetics, age, inflammation, and skin injuries can all lead to different types of skin discoloration.
In-Office Melasma Treatment: Powerful Skincare Treatments
The hyperpigmentation that appears on different parts of your body is easier to ignore than when it affects your complexion. An uneven complexion is hard to hide, even with the right combination of cosmetics.
Regardless of what has caused your sunspots, dark patches, or pigmentation issues, you need a solution that won’t just mask it but will eradicate it and restore a uniform complexion. At our office, we offer several different sunspot removal and pigmentation removal treatments that can treat and correct hyperpigmentation.
Chemical peels are skin care treatments that exfoliate the skin with a combination of acids within a chemical solution. They improve the appearance of the skin by chemically exfoliating the damaged skin cells on the top layer. A chemical peel removes the epidermis, which is the top layer of the skin, and in doing so, removes those damaged skin cells responsible for skin discoloration.
The skin responds to the treatment by regenerating and creating new, healthier skin cells. The new skin cells aren’t discolored, so once you undergo the treatment, you can expect to achieve a more uniform complexion. Depending on your specific needs and what type of hyperpigmentation you’re trying to treat, you may need a series of treatments to effectively treat pigmentation issues and achieve a uniform complexion.
The PicoLaze laser system is a revolutionary skincare treatment that revitalizes the complexion. It is an effective solution for treating different forms of skin discoloration and pigmentation. This laser uses light energy to quickly and effectively break down the dark spots in your skin to restore a more uniform complexion. It doesn’t result in hypo-pigmentation, which is skin lightening, or any scarring.
Depending on your specific needs, you may need a series of treatments with four to six weeks between each. An initial consultation with a skincare expert at our office is the best way to determine if PicoLaze is right for you.
CO2 Laser Treatments
The CO2 laser improves the appearance of a complexion by promoting a uniform skin tone and texture while simultaneously tightening the skin and increasing collagen production. The CO2 laser can treat many skin concerns, including hyperpigmentation that has resulted from sun damage or other factors.
This treatment helps break down the damaged skin cell layer so the body can replace the damaged skin cells with healthy, fresh cells. One of our skincare experts will evaluate your skin during your consultation to determine if the CO2 laser is right for you.
Microneedling With Meso-Glide
Microneedling is a skincare treatment also known as collagen induction therapy. It’s designed to create tiny injuries on the skin’s surface that the body responds to by increasing collagen production and cellular turnover rates. Microneedling with meso-glide takes the microneedling treatment to the next level.
This treatment uses anti-aging serums and skin needling techniques to improve the complexion, stimulate collagen production, and increase cellular turnover rate. In doing so, it lightens dark spots, sunspots, and the different forms of melasma. By increasing collagen production, the skin is repaired and restored as new cells replace old, dark, damaged ones.
RF microneedling is another type of needling treatment that combines the power of microneedling with radiofrequency energy. This type of microneedling treats and improves the different types of melasma by using two different techniques to double down on collagen production. RF microneedling is a powerful treatment that can effectively treat some of the most problematic and stubborn skin concerns, discoloration included.
Depending on your needs, you may be a good candidate for microneedling, microneedling with meso-glide, or RF microneedling. Each of these needling treatments uses a combination of customizable techniques to increase collagen production and perfect the skin on different levels.
The Hydrafacial is another powerful skincare treatment that treats skin discoloration and other skin concerns, and it’s more than just an average facial. This treatment cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates skin in a way that other facials cannot. In doing so, the Hydrafacial helps treat stubborn skin imperfections like sunspots, creates an even skin tone, and helps you achieve a healthy glow.
Patients with more minor forms of skin discoloration can schedule a monthly Hydrafacial to perfect their skin and maintain a beautiful, radiant, healthy complexion long-term.
Melasma Treatment At-Home: Epionce Skincare
When you combine the right in-office skincare treatments with the right at-home skincare routine, you can expect a total skin transformation. At our office, we are proud to carry Epionce Skincare, a professional skincare line that includes products specifically designed to address pigmentation concerns and perfect the skin.
Our skincare experts will design a morning and evening skincare regimen with Epionce Skincare products so that you can continue to perfect your skin at home between your in-office skincare treatments.
Choosing the Right Treatments
There are many different skin care treatments that will treat skin discoloration, but you may be better suited for one or a combination of several treatments to address your unique needs. For that reason, we offer consultations here at our office during which our skincare experts can evaluate your skin and discoloration concerns in person.
Then, after learning more about your health history and complexion goals, create a melasma treatment plan that will help you achieve a uniform skin tone. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a sunspot removal treatment, pigmentation removal, or simply just want to eradicate minor to more severe patches of skin discoloration, we can create a plan that’s right for your unique needs.
Achieve a Uniform Complexion
You don’t have to live with skin discoloration and feel self-conscious about sunspots, age spots, or other forms of melasma. There are treatments that will deliver results and clear your skin for good. Don’t wait any longer to invest in your skin and your confidence. Our experts are ready and waiting to help create a melasma treatment plan with our in-office skincare treatments and professional grade products to transform your skin. Contact us at Manuel Gigena MD Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation!