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Melasma Treatment
Los Gatos

Melasma is a skin pigmentation disorder that mainly affects women, particularly women with darker skin. Although melasma is not physically dangerous, if you suffer from melasma, you can definitely take a psychological hit because of the way that it affects your appearance.

The good news is that, although there is currently no cure, there is an effective melasma treatment in Los Gatos available  for you that can significantly improve this common type of skin discoloration.


Melasma arises from hormonal changes, sun exposure, or genetics, leading to patchy, pigmented skin, primarily on the face. Chemical peels combat melasma by exfoliating the skin’s top layers. The peeling process removes pigmented cells, promoting the growth of new, evenly-toned skin. By using specific acids like glycolic or trichloroacetic acid, chemical peels penetrate the skin at varying depths, effectively reducing the appearance of melasma and revealing a more uniform complexion with continued treatments.

Chemical Peels

In addition to helping with problems like wrinkles and scars, chemical peels are commonly used to combat melasma. They work by removing a certain portion of outer skin tissue, stimulating the production of new skin that is less affected by melasma.

Some common ingredients found in chemical peels include:

  • Glycolic acid
  • Lactic acid
  • Phenol
  • Alpha hydroxy acid
woman during melasma treatment in Los Gatos
woman after melasma treatment in Los Gatos

Types of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are classified by their depth of skin penetration. A light peel typically only removes dead skin cells from the surface of the skin and requires no anesthesia. Most medium peels, and all deep peels, require some type of anesthetic and a significant period of downtime.

The length of time that you will require to recover from a peel depends upon its strength and depth of skin penetration. Is normal to experience some degree of skin redness and sensitivity in the days and weeks after a medium or deep peel.

As the name “peel” suggests, it is also common for the outer layer of skin to peel away after receiving your melasma treatment in Los Gatos. As this happens, remember to avoid picking at or vigorously rubbing your skin. Allow nature to take its course, as your body is replacing old, damaged skin tissue with newly formed skin in the treatment area.

Our Chemical Peel Treatment Options

Cosmelan Peel

The Cosmelan peel is a type of peel that works for all skin types. In addition to the face, this peel treats the neck, hands, chest and back. The Cosmelan peel treats not only melasma, but age spots, sun damage, wrinkles and acne scars.

When it comes to melasma, a Cosmelan peel works through a combination of depigmentation ingredients that lower the production of skin melanin, which is largely responsible for the darkening of skin affected by melasma.

The Cosmelan peel contains no harsh ingredients. It is even helpful in resolving other conditions like acne, by lowering the production of sebaceous glands and minimizing post-acne skin discoloration.

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Perfect Derma Peel

The Perfect peel is considered to be a medium peel. One special aspect of the Perfect peel is that it contains a substance called glutathione. Glutathione is a strong antioxidant that has powerful anti-aging effects. This helps the Perfect peel fight the visible effects of aging by combating damaging molecules called free radicals, it is also used as an option for melasma treatment in Los Gatos.

melasma treatment in Los Gatos

One great thing about the Perfect peel is that the glutathione that it contains is a natural substance that is also produced by your own body. Unfortunately, when you get older, your natural glutathione levels began dropping precipitously, making your skin more vulnerable to the elements and other factors.

The Perfect peel helps to restore the normal glutathione levels in your skin. Just one treatment can significantly enhance the health and appearance of your skin. The Perfect peel is also known for being more comfortable than other types of peels, involving virtually no stinging and burning.

Getting a Perfect peel will help repair and nourish your skin from the inside out, and is particularly effective for types of hyperpigmentation, such as melasma.

Schedule Your Consultation

Are you ready to see for yourself how a peel can boost your confidence and self-esteem by fighting melasma? If so, please contact B.TOX.BAR. today to explore your options for melasma treatment in Los Gatos.

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