Researchers of American Society for Dermatologic Surgery held a meeting last year in Phonix, Arizona to find the ability to use picosecond lasers to treat melasma. The aim of the meeting was to check how picosecond lasers can reduce the adverse effects of the traditional melasma treatment procedure. Picosecond laser technology is usually used for laser tattoo removal treatment process. But the researchers found it effective for facial melasma as well.
Traditional melasma treatment uses broad-spectrum photoprotection with topical compounds, peels, and laser therapy. Phototherapy and laser therapy treat melasma for an initial period but do not leave long-lasting results and melasma returns after some time. The process of treatment causes too much heat or thermal energy in the skin which finally results in hyperpigmentation.
These complications can now be reduced by the tattoo remover picosecond laser pen. The picosecond laser is an advanced version of laser therapy which minimizes the damage that happens to the surrounding tissues. It also reduces the chances of hyperpigmentation while delivering the energy quickly in picoseconds. The technology behind the picosecond convert the heat into pressure. This pressure spreads the pigment which our body heals itself.
The technology is in use for tattoo pigment and birthmark removal but many studies have put the researchers from American Society for Dermatologic Surgery to look for its use for melasma treatment. The researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Montefiore Medical Center, and Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery has also looked at the picosecond lasers’ effect on melasma treatment.