We here at RejuvaYou are proud to say that we offer the ONLY FDA approved solution for melasma, with our Lutronics Spectra Laser.
Before the Lutronics Spectra Laser was approved by the FDA in 2012 to treat melasma, many medical practices used fraxel lasers and chemical peels to lighten some of the pigmentation. Whereas these treatments could provide potential short term benefits, they were not approved by the FDA specifically for melasma, as some treatments and procedures could make melasma worse. However, when the Lutronics Spectra Laser was developed, the FDA approved the technology as the only device capable of specifically treating melasma.
RejuvaYou is proud to say that we were one of the first practices to successfully treat melasma with the Lutronics Spectra Laser.
Since, RejuvaYou has been an experienced leader in holistically targeting melasma by combining this exciting new technology with topical medications in order to provide the most successful results possible.
Melasma is a tan or dark skin discoloration that is commonly found on women, especially pregnant women and those who are taking oral or patch contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medications. Melasma is thought to be the stimulation of melanocytes or pigment-producing cells by the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone to produce more melanin pigments when the skin is exposed to the sun. Women with a light brown skin type who are living in regions with intense sun exposure are particularly susceptible to developing this condition. Genetic predisposition is also a major factor in determining whether someone will develop melasma.
Once the patient has been thoroughly assessed in their complimentary consultation, the use of topical medications are applied at home to help control the pigment in the skin. These topical medications include bleaching creams to lighten the skin, creams to protect against ultra violet rays, and also to help restore the skin. Once the patient is ready for the procedure, RejuvaYou uses the Spectra laser to specifically target the melasma.
The Spectra Laser utilizes a small pointed laser beam that is applied to the target area, penetrating into the dermis where the affected melanocytes are neutralized. The treatment is a non-ablative procedure and in conjunction with the at home skin care regimen, patients can typically return to their normal daily routines immediately. Treatment duration may vary from patient to patient, depending on the severity of the condition. However, most treatments for melasma are generally 5 treatments at 3 weeks apart. This treatment does first requires a thorough consultation as to insure the best approach for each individual patient.
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"There is an alternative to aging, it's called RejuvaYou. ...I've been on this (Spectra Laser) now for about 8 weeks, and I am mystified, I
am in awe, I am happier than I have ever been with my skin. My brown spots are
- Kerri Kasem on being treated for melasma by Dr. Shieh
"About a year ago, I started getting an upper lip mustache
(from melasma), and it was just awful, I didn't want to go anywhere. My daughter
gave me a birthday gift and she took me to this doctor, recommended by a friend.
I went for two weeks, and not only did my mustache get darker, but I got it on
my cheeks, my forehead, and eyebrows! We
left in tears. My daughter said, 'Mom, I'm gonna call Dr. Shieh and he is going
to fix it for you'. She called Dr Shieh, and I was reluctant to go, because I thought
they can't do anything for me. We went,
and they have a great staff. They
encouraged me. By the 5th week,
maybe the third day after that, I was wanting to run to Dr. Shieh's office
saying 'Look, look, it's finally working!' I was so pleased. I don't have to
wear heavy make up, and everyone told me my face looks great! So, I am very
pleased. What he did for me, I can't say enough about it."
- Anita Lee on being treated for melasma by Dr. Shieh
RejuvaYou today at 626-441-8968 to schedule your complimentary consultation.