Amazing Results in Melasma Treatment with Bleaching Cream and Fraxel Laser
Melasma is a common skin condition characterized by the appearance of brown or gray-brown patches on the face, particularly on the cheeks, nose, forehead, chin, and upper lip. It typically affects women, particularly those with darker skin tones, and can be triggered by hormonal changes, sun exposure, and genetics. While there is no cure for melasma, it can be managed effectively with the right combination of treatments. In this blog post, we will share the amazing results we had with one patient at our clinic after treating her melasma with a bleaching cream and fraxel laser.
Our patient was a woman in her late fifties of East Indian heritage. She had been dealing with melasma for several years and had tried various treatments in the past without much success. She had heard about our clinic from a friend and decided to give it a try.
Bleaching Cream Treatment
The first step in our treatment plan was to apply a bleaching cream containing hydroquinone, vitamin C, and hydrocortisone to the affected areas for ten days prior to the Fraxel laser treatment. This cream helped to lighten the patches of melasma, making them less noticeable and preparing the skin for laser treatment. After ten days of using the cream, we instructed the patient to stop using it for three days before coming in for the laser treatment.
Fraxel Laser Treatment
The Fraxel laser is a non-invasive procedure that uses fractional laser technology to target the affected areas of the skin. It works by creating tiny microthermal zones in the skin, which trigger the body’s natural healing process and stimulate the production of new collagen. This process helps to reduce the appearance of melasma and other skin imperfections, while also improving skin texture and tone.
Our patient received the Fraxel laser treatment four days after stopping the bleaching cream. The procedure was quick and relatively painless, and the patient was able to return to her normal activities immediately afterward. We instructed the patient to use the bleaching cream twice a week following the laser treatment until her next follow-up appointment.
The results of the treatment were truly amazing. Our patient’s melasma was significantly lighter, and the patches were much less noticeable. Her skin was also smoother, firmer, and more radiant. The patient was thrilled with the results and reported feeling more confident and comfortable in her own skin. We scheduled a follow-up appointment for a few weeks later to monitor the progress of the treatment and make any necessary adjustments.
At our clinic, we have had great success in treating melasma with a combination of bleaching cream and Fraxel laser. This treatment plan is safe, effective, and minimally invasive, making it a popular choice among our patients. If you are struggling with melasma or other skin imperfections, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us to learn more about our treatment options and how we can help you achieve beautiful, healthy skin.