Fraxel Laser for Melasma and Skin Texture

Written by Dr John Barrett on Monday, 11 June 2012. Posted in Laser Treatments

Melasma and skin textural issues were resolved for this patient with Fraxel Dual Laser

Fraxel works by punching tiny microscopic holes in the skin which are then repaired with new skin.  The hyperactive melanocytes that cause melasma are replaced with melanocytes that do not produce so much melanin.

Melasma is a complex condition and results will vary considerably from patient to patient.  At Palm Clinic we have seen some excellent results for melasma with the Fraxel Dual Laser but in some cases the results have not been as good.  It is critical that the skin is protected from UV light before and after treatment and any hormonal issues need to be stabilised before treatment.

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Dr John Barrett

Dr John Barrett

Dr John Barrett is Medical Director of Palm Clinic and a leader in the field of phlebology (treatment of varicose and spider veins), liposuction and appearance medicine.