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 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.


With numbing 45 minutes


Recommend a series of treatments at an interval of 3-4 weeks. 3-10+ treatments.


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.


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.
Melasma (3000 pulses) $300
Skin Rejuvenation (5000 pulses) $500

Contact Radiance Spa Medical Group

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

Contact Us For a Consultation

Radiance La Cañada
707 Foothill Blvd #2
La Cañada, CA 91011

855.RAD.SPA.1 (855.723.7721)

Mon - Tues: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Wed - Thurs: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Radiance Pasadena
836 South Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, CA 91105

888.96.DR.MAX (888.963.7629)

Mon - Wed, and Fri - Sat:
9:00am - 5:00pm

Thurs: 9:00am - 6:00pm