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PicoSure FOCUS Lens Array

Melasma is a common skin condition affecting women during their childbearing years. The condition causes dark spots most commonly found on the cheeks, forehead, and upper lip. Though the exact cause is unknown, there is usually a genetic predisposition for melasma, and then a trigger such as sun exposure, hormones (pregnancy or hormone therapy), and even heat that may worsen the condition.

Because the causes of melasma are not clear, we do not have a cure. However, there are treatments that should improve melasma. The latest treatment for pigmentation uses the PicoSure FOCUS Lens Array laser to target brown spots through a “photoacoustic” process similar to laser tattoo removal. The PicoSure FOCUS Lens Array can also provide overall skin rejuvenation in texture, pores, and wrinkles over a series of treatments every two to four weeks. For many patients, downtime is typically minimal.

Along with a skin lightening regimen such as the Obagi Nu-Derm® System, as well as diligent use of sunblock and sun avoidance, this treatment plan can produce visible results within weeks to improve melasma.

Treatment Time
With numbing 45 minutes

Recommended Frequency Of Treatments
Recommend a series of treatments at an interval of 3-4 weeks. 3-10+ treatments.

Medications To Avoid Prior To Treatment
Please discuss with us your exact medication list – be sure to mention if you are taking any antibiotics. Please let us know if you have a condition known as porphyria (a condition that causes sensitivity to light). Photosensitizing medications, self tanners, and sun exposure (tanning) should be avoided prior to treatment. In addition, gentle care of your skin a few days prior and after treatment is helpful.

Possible Side Effects
Patients at our medspa describe the sensation of the treatment to be similar to the snap of a rubber band as the pulses of energy are delivered. Mild redness for 1-2 days is often experienced – this can usually be concealed with makeup. Most redness subsides within an hour of the treatment. Especially with the first treatment, you may notice that your sun damaged skin areas get darker for a few days and then begin to fade over the next month or so.

Picosure Focus™ Lens Array Price
Melasma (3000 pulses)
Skin Rejuvenation (5000 pulses)

Contact Radiance Spa Medical Group

Please call for a consultation to determine if this treatment is appropriate for you.