Melasma

Melasma is a common skin condition that causes dark, discoloured brown or gray patches on your skin. The cause of Melasma is complex, but simply, it is an overproduction of melanin (pigment in the skin). Also known as pregnancy mask, it is triggered by an increase in hormones in pregnant women. However, Melasma is not just limited to pregnant women, it is triggered by sun exposure or sun damage, hormone treatments, medication along with a variety of other factors.

Melasma is a condition that cannot be cured, but the good news is it can be managed. It’s a complex condition to treat and requires the medical expertise of a Board-Certified Dermatologist and his team of trained professionals. Heat from light therapies and lasers can make melasma worse, so a customized approach with specific laser settings set by our Board-Certified Dermatologist are effective for controlling melasma.

Don’t cover up your skin anymore! Lucere offers the best melasma treatments and solutions in Edmonton.

Corrective Treatments

Clear + Brilliant Laser
A non-invasive laser treatment that works to remove damaged skin cells and replace them with healthy skin cells, creating younger-looking, beautiful skin. Effective for gently resurfacing and brightening the skin.
Treatment Time: 1 hour
Discomfort Level: Mild
Anesthesia: Topical Numbing Cream
Recovery Time: Pink sunburn for 24 hours
Results: 3-6 treatments needed for optimal results. Results seen 1 week after treatment.
PicoFocus Skin Revitalization
A non-invasive laser treatment that improves pigmentation & discoloration of the skin, improves acne scarring, reduces the appearance of fine lines, and enhances skin for a brighter & youthful look.
Treatment Time: 1 hour
Discomfort Level: Mild
Anesthesia: Topical numbing cream
Recovery Time: Mild redness & swelling for 1-2 days
Results: Results seen 1 week after treatment. 3-6 treatments needed for optimal results.
Fraxel Skin Resurfacing
A non-ablative laser treatment that penetrates deep into your skin to stimulate your body’s production of collagen, replacing damaged skin cells with new, healthier cells.
Treatment Time: 2 hours
Discomfort Level: Moderate
Anesthesia: Topical numbing cream
Recovery Time: Redness & swelling for 3-5 days, then 1-week pink & dry
Results: For skin rejuvenation, 1-2 treatments will offer results in as soon as 2 weeks and can continue to improve for up to 6 months. For optimal results, we suggest maintaining yearly. For conditions like acne scarring a series of treatments will be needed. Results can be maintained with less aggressive treatments.
Chemical Peels
An exfoliating solution that aims to remove dead and damaged skin cells on the upper layer of the skin. It improves skin discolouration & hyperpigmentation, acne & acne scarring, uneven skin tone, melasma, signs of aging and brightens & enhances skin.
Treatment Time: 45 minutes
Discomfort Level: None - Mild
Anesthesia: None
Recovery Time: Mild pinkness for 1-3 hours
Results: 3-6 treatments needed for optimal results
PRP For Facial Rejuventation
PRP for Facial Rejuvenation is a safe, non-surgical treatment that truly allows for natural skin tissue regeneration using your body’s natural abilities. It stimulates collagen production, improves overall facial skin quality, minimizes under eye darkness & improves skin quality, as well as creates a youthful-looking, radiant complexion. PRP is a natural and organic method that is effective for all skin types.
Treatment Time: 1-1.5 hours
Discomfort Level: Mild
Anesthesia: Available
Recovery Time: Possible redness, swelling and/or for 24-72 hours*
Results: Results seen after 2-3 treatments. 3-5 treatments needed for optimal results

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