Melasma Treatment

Melasma Treatment


What Causes Melasma?

Melasma is primarily caused by an
overproduction of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin color. Several factors can trigger this overproduction, including:

  • Sun Exposure: UV radiation from the sun stimulates melanocytes (pigment-producing cells), leading to increased melanin production.
  • Hormonal Changes: Hormonal fluctuations, such as those occurring during pregnancy (often called the "mask of pregnancy"), use of birth control pills, or hormone replacement therapy, can trigger melasma.
  • Genetics: A family history of melasma increases the likelihood of developing the condition.
  • Skin Type: Individuals with darker skin tones are more prone to melasma.

Advanced Melasma Treatments in West Hollywood

At Cupid Lips, we offer a variety of non-surgical treatments specifically designed to address melasma and improve skin tone. Our comprehensive approach includes laser therapies, chemical peels, and topical treatments.

Melasma Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is one of the most effectivetreatments for melasma, targeting the excess pigmentation without damaging thesurrounding skin. 

  • Fraxel Dual Laser: This fractional laser creates microscopic treatment zones in the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting skin renewal. The Fraxel Dual Laser can effectively reduce hyperpigmentation and improve overall skin tone.
  • Clear + Brilliant® Laser: A gentler fractional laser that enhances the skin's tone and texture. It is ideal for treating mild to moderate melasma, promoting a brighter and more even complexion.
  • VBeam Laser: Although primarily used for vascular issues, the VBeam Laser can also improve skin texture and reduce pigmentation by promoting collagen production and skin renewal.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels can exfoliate the skin, removing the outer layer of dead skin cells and reducing the appearance of melasma.

  • Types of Peels: Mild peels using alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) gently exfoliate the skin, while medium peels use stronger acids to address more significant pigmentation issues. Deep peels provide more dramatic results but require longer recovery times.

Topical Treatments

Topical treatments can help lighten
hyperpigmented areas and prevent further pigmentation.

  • Hydroquinone: A skin-lightening agent that reduces melanin production, helping to lighten dark patches.
  • Retinoids: Vitamin A derivatives that promote skin cell turnover and reduce pigmentation.
  • Azelaic Acid: An anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent that helps reduce pigmentation.

Personalized Melasma Treatment Plans

At Cupid Lips, we understand that each patient's skin is unique. During your consultation, Dr. Ben Talei and our expert team will assess your skin, discuss your concerns, and develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Our goal is to provide you with the most effective and appropriate treatments to achieve optimal results.

Benefits of Melasma Treatment at Cupid Lips

  • Customized Care: Each treatment plan is tailored to your specific skin type and concerns, ensuring optimal results.
  • Advanced Technology: We use the latest technologies and techniques to provide effective, long-lasting treatments.
  • Experienced Team: Our team, led by Dr. Ben Talei, has extensive experience in treating melasma and is dedicated to providing the highest level of care.
  • Natural-Looking Results: Our treatments are designed to enhance your skin's natural beauty, providing a smooth and even complexion.

Contact Cupid Lips for Melasma Treatment

If you're struggling with melasma and looking for effective treatment options, contact Cupid Lips in West Hollywood today. Dr. Ben Talei and our experienced team are dedicated to providing personalized care and exceptional results. Call us now to schedule your consultation and discover the benefits of our advanced melasma treatments.