NEOSKIN BY AEROLASE®
MELASMA & HYPERPIGMENTATION
NeoSkin by Aerolase allows patients of all skin types to comprehensively clear their melasma and hyperpigmentation. As a multi-factorial condition that can involve epidermal melanin, dermal melanin, and a vascular component, melasma typically requires a complex treatment regimen to achieve clearance and prevent a recurrence. The Aerolase NeoElite helps clients to achieve clearance with a safe, effective, and tolerable treatment by addressing each of these factors. The Neo’s 650-microsecond laser energy is delivered into the dermis and epidermis to break up melanin deposits while shutting down vasculature and inflammation. Due to the unique parameters of the Neo’s energy, treatment is highly tolerable with minimal risk of adverse effects compared to traditional topical or device treatments for melasma.
Management of melasma can be challenging and, with topical agents, may require long-term treatment. The Neo, however, can help patients achieve clearance with fewer treatments. For patients who want an accelerated clearance of their condition, the Neo can be combined with a peel in a single treatment session. First, the Neo helps to break up the epidermal and dermal pigment. Then, the peel may be applied to speed up the cellular turnover of the epidermis. While the Neo may be used alone as a single treatment, the combination of these two treatments offers patients a great “one-two punch” to clear their condition.
Aerolase Neo melasma treatments typically take 15-20 minutes. Neo-melasma treatments are safe, effective, and tolerable for all skin types and all forms of melasma. Treatment may be performed without any skin cooling, or anesthetic, and even without the need to touch the skin.
BEFORE & AFTER
HOW MANY TREATMENT SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?
This can vary depending on the size density of melanin and depth of the affected area. Typically melasma will lighten or disappear completely after 3–5 treatments although in some cases more treatments may be necessary.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT INTERVAL?
You should receive 1 treatment every one to two weeks.
NeoSkin Melasma & Hyperpigmentation
$450.00 3 x $1215.00 5 x $1900.00
Those who are sunburned or have irritated skin in the sites to be treated
Those who are exhibiting unidentified skin conditions in the sites to be treated
Those who have healed poorly after other types of laser treatments
Clients prone to skin discoloration
Clients who are taking photosensitizing medication, such as Accutane, should consider discontinuing the medication 6 months before treatment
Clients who are taking topical Retin-A, patients should wait 2 weeks before treatment
Aside from purely red ones i.e. angiomas; other lesions should first be checked by a dermatologist
Clients who are sunburned should wait until the burn subsides. Herpes Simplex Labialis (fever blisters) can be activated by laser treatment, especially on the upper lip, and patients with a tendency for fever blistering can be started on antiviral medication before treatment.
WHAT CAUSES MELASMA?
Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discol- oration, primarily seen on the upper cheeks, lip, forehead and chin of women 20–50 years of age. Uncontrolled sunlight exposure is considered the leading cause of melasma, especially in individuals with a genetic predisposition to this condition. Melasma is most common among pregnant women, called Chloasma, especially those of Latin and Asian descents. People with olive or darker skin, such as Hispanic, Asian, and Middle Eastern individuals, have higher incidences of melasma.
CAN IT BE USED ON RAISED PIGMENTED SPOTS?
A dermatologist should first check raised pigmented spots before starting any kind of treatment.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TREATMENT?
Typically, melasma will slowly lighten over the course of the next few days to weeks as the pigmented area is slowly absorbed into the skin by your body’s natural healing process. In some cases, the pigment will darken before becoming lighter. In the event that any crusting or scabbing occurs, it is important to always keep the area moist as to reduce the risk of scarring.
IS IT PAINFUL?
There is a mild sensation of heat that is very tolerable. This is one of the key technical breakthroughs of Aerolase technology! The Neo Elite has set a new standard for virtually pain-free treatment, even on darker skin types, thanks to MicroPulse-1064 technology. This unique benefit saves time, cost and mess by eliminating gels and sprays required by other lasers that cool the skin during treatment.
CAN IT BE USED ON DARK SKIN?
Actually, the Neo Elite is the safest laser in the industry for darker skin types or tanned skin. This is because of MicroPulse-1064 technology, which essentially eliminates treatment pain while minimizing the chances of hyper- and/ or hypo-pigmentation.
IS IT PERMANENT, OR WILL MELASMA COME BACK?
Melasma is typically characterized by having up and down periods where the symptoms heighten and lessen. While the laser light can help lighten or completely rid of the pigmentation factors such as sun exposure, hormones and your genetic disposition can play a role in a recurrence of the symptoms.
Some clients may not respond as well as others. Melasma lesions tend to darken after the first or subsequent treatments. Key factors in terms of treatment response are whether there is sufficient melanin in the affected area, the depth of the lesion, and other factors. Regardless of the treatment response, recurrence is common and can be caused by factors such as sun exposure, genetic disposition and hormones. It is important to under- stand that melasma, like eczema and psoriasis, is a chronic condition that can be controlled rather than cured.