This video shows the technique used to treat melasma with the fractional laser.
STEP BY STEP PROTOCOL
ASSESSMENT AND TOPICAL ANESTHETIC CREAM APPLICATION
Your treating professional will conduct your full assessment after reviewing your medical questionnaire, including pictures taken from different angles and visual analysis. You will need to apply an anesthetic cream one hour before your treatment to make the treatment more comfortable. Depending on the severity of your melasma, the treatment depth and the number of passes will be adjusted.
After letting the anesthetic cream do its work, your treating professional will clean your face. He will disinfect it with compresses and an alcohol solution. You will be lying down comfortably and will need to wear small protective eyewear during the procedure.
LASER TREATMENT WITH ER:YAG
The first Er:YAG laser mode will target your melasma specifically. The second laser mode will treat the entire face, making a second pass over the areas affected by melasma. You may hear the sound of a medical air aspirator being used to collect vapors. The procedure will take approximately 30 minutes.
CREAM APPLICATION AND POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS
An occlusive ointment suitable for your skin type will be applied to the treated area. The latter is essential for healing and cell regeneration. Your treating professional will explain the post-treatment instructions and give you a written copy to take home.