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Melasma Treatment: The Basics

The CO2 laser is considered the gold standard for treating Melasma as it lightens the spots and regenerates the skin without producing heat, making the procedure safe and comfortable.

Additionally, we use crystal and chemical peels to revitalize and rejuvenate the skin, resulting in a healthier and more even complexion.

Dr. Szerman Explains:

At our clinic, we use a Fractional and Pulsed Cold CO2 Laser to treat the skin without causing burns or the rebound effect of older techniques.
This helps to lighten Melasma and stabilize the skin’s pigmentation to prevent the problem from reoccurring.
The Cold CO2 Laser (Deka Touch) is an advanced and safe procedure that reduces melanin deposits, smooths deep spots quickly, and doesn’t cause burns in the area.
For Melasma treatment, we recommend having 3 to 6 sessions, spaced 30 days apart. Recovery is quick, taking around 4 days
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Before & After

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Who does it?
The treatment is administered by Dr. Szerman, a highly experienced doctor who graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). With over 20 years of experience, he is a renowned expert in laser treatments, and he even provides courses for beginner doctors.
How does it work?
The CO2 laser operates in a cold mode, producing no heat waves on the skin. It penetrates deeply, reduces melanin deposits, and smoothes deep spots more quickly and safely.
What are the benefits
We use only the most advanced procedures and technology. Unlike most lasers that are only fractional, our CO2 laser is both fractional and pulsed, which makes it more advanced and gentler on the skin.
How much does it cost?
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The cold CO2 Laser is a non-surgical procedure that is well-tolerated. We use a powerful topical anesthetic cream, as well as skin cooling equipment, to ensure the patient’s comfort during the procedure.

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Dr Guilherme began my CO2 laser treatment with great care, which proved to be a fantastic find. Despite knowing there was no cure, the treatment almost completely removed the skin spots. It also stimulated collagen production and rejuvenated the skin, making it firm and youthful. It was a fantastic treatment!
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I have melasma on several areas of my face and had tried everything and spent a lot of money with no success. Then I learned about the Clinica de Pele and the Szerman family. I am now on my second laser session, and believe me, I have seen a 60% improvement since the first one.
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I am amazed by the results of my first melasma laser treatment. I had been searching for a solution for years and had tried many dermatologists, but this treatment has made a remarkable improvement in my appearance. I was so overjoyed that I burst into tears of joy when I saw my face. I am grateful to the talented professionals who made this possible.

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What is Melasma?

Melasma is a skin disease that causes spots and patches that are darker than the skin’s natural tone. These spots often appear on the face, usually on the cheeks, forehead and upper lip, but they can also affect other areas of the body, such as the arms, legs and neck.

Melasma has no known cause, according to the Brazilian Society of Dermatology. However, there are certain factors such as sun exposure, visible light, genetics, hormones, and others that have been linked with the development of this skin condition.

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Melasma treatment aims to brighten and even out the skin’s pigmentation. Crystal peeling, chemical peeling, and the Cold CO2 Laser are the most effective treatments. It is crucial to note that only board-certified dermatologists should perform any melasma treatment to ensure that the spots are safely treated and do not reappear on the skin.

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Because of the laser’s pulsed technology, the procedure is generally well tolerated. Unlike most other lasers, the Deka Laser penetrates the deeper layers of the skin gradually and without being too harsh. We also apply a strong anesthetic cream and use a skin cooler device (Freddo) that blows a jet of air at minus 30 degrees (-22º F) to keep the patient comfortable.

The cold CO2 laser can be used on both the face and the body of the patient.

The price of laser treatment for melasma, a skin lightening procedure, can vary between R$ 500 and R$ 2,500. However, the actual cost may differ.

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The number of treatment sessions needed for melasma can vary depending on the severity of the condition and how the patient responds to treatment.

Peelings are effective for minor blemishes, whereas laser treatment is better suited for more severe and persistent spots.

It is likely that the skin on the face may experience some slight flakiness after the peeling. After laser, there may be redness, swelling, and mild to moderate burning, which usually subsides quickly. A light crust forms after 24 hours, which heals with the prescribed medication in 4 to 6 days (for the face) and 10 to 15 days (for the body).

We have an optional post-laser mask available that can help speed up your recovery and improve your results. This mask is made with beta glucan and hyaluronic acid, which not only provide comfort after the procedure but also promote skin rejuvenation. You’ll need to keep the mask on for approximately 25 minutes.

The CO2 laser is widely recognized as the gold standard in dermatology. However, it is important to note that results may vary depending on the individual’s response, and achieving perfection is not always possible. Nonetheless, after treating many patients over several years, we can confidently say that most patients are extremely happy with the end result.

To determine the ideal procedure for your case, it is necessary to carry out preliminary research. Conducting research, comparing and understanding the distinctions between different types of treatments is the most effective method to ensure a safe and successful outcome for your desired procedure.

Furthermore, it is essential to understand the main differences between the types and brands of lasers available on the market.  Making the right choices is essential for safety and obtaining the best treatment results.

For safe treatment, only accredited medical professionals, specialized in aesthetic medicine and/or members of the Brazilian Society of Dermatology and/or Laser, should be consulted.

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