What is a chloasma?
A chloasma is a pigmentary disorder. In medicine, a strong dark skin discoloration is called hyperpigmentation. This is an excessive storage of melanin in the skin. This is usually nothing dangerous, but it just doesn’t look nice when light skin is interrupted by one or more dark areas. Chloasmata (or chloasma) are usually harmless; but to be completely sure, you should consult a dermatologist before treatment.
Today, there are numerous treatment options for pigmentary disorders, which include chloasma. You can treat chloasma with peeling or with special creams that lighten the complexion. Or it can be treated with the state-of-the-art IPL technology (a broadband laser), with microdermabrasion or even with a special cold therapy (cryotechnology).
Peelings and whitening creams
In mild cases, it is often enough to treat the skin with a fruit acid peeling or by repeated application of special creams that lighten the skin. After a peeling, the fruit acids stimulate the abraded skin to produce new fresh skin cells, which have a lighter coloration than the removed skin layers. Thus, peels are a quick and inexpensive solution to a chloasma problem.
Treatment with microdermabrasion
For many years, microdermabrasion has proven to be an efficient treatment for age spots, pigment spots and also chloasma. Microdermabrasion is a mechanical method that uses a small electromechanical abrasive head to carefully remove the top layers of skin, stimulating the neogenesis of fresh skin cells. Often microdermabrasion is performed in combination with peeling and achieves very good results.
A very modern, gentle and elegant method is IPL treatment. Here, the chloasma is “bombarded” with a broadband laser flash precisely matched to the skin type, which stimulates the formation of new skin cells in the overlying tissue. After just a few treatments, the skin area is significantly rejuvenated and shows a lighter skin color than before.
Cold can also stimulate the regeneration of fresh skin cells, as demonstrated by the relatively new treatment method of cryotherapy. With this technique, the upper skin tissue of the chloasma is iced, resulting in the death of the upper skin cells. After these are removed, young tissue can grow back in a short time, which is brighter and less noticeable than before.
Which method is the right one?
When it comes to removing and alleviating chloasma, many roads lead to Rome. A professional skin and hair specialist can tell you which method is the right one in your very specific case and what you should rather stay away from. BellaDerma has been working successfully and professionally in this field for many years and has the latest technologies available in the field of medical-cosmetic treatment methods in its specialist centers. We will be happy to provide you with further information and arrange a non-binding consultation with you. Call us or contact us by e-mail. We are looking forward to meeting you.