Georgia Louise’s approach to treating melasma is through non-invasive in-atelier facial treatments and home care to prevent hyper-inflammatory reactions—which can often occur with lasers. Beginning with customer prep, “I always have my clients get blood work done with their doctors to ensure they’re on any necessary hormonal treatments, and I recommend that they use the Environ Prep system, a line of melanocyte-reducing topical treatments, one month before undergoing my in-atelier treatment procedures so that we can train the melanocytes to reduce the production of melanin,” Louise said. “Once we start with in-atelier treatments, I typically use a course of light TCA peels ranging between 5-10% with LED light therapy, sonophoresis, galvanic technology (which helps to break down melasma while actives brighten pigmentation), and/or micro-needling (in my NYC atelier) with synthetic stem cells, which also greatly breaks down melasma. ” Louise feels it’s important her clients use a series of products at home for maintenance in between office treatments.
This typically includes using the Georgia Louise GLOlite LED Mask three times per week with the green and red light, the Georgia Louise Hollywood EGF Kit for safe at-home microneedling one time per week, the Georgia Louise Enzyme Cleanser, and the Georgia Louise Vitamin A Serum, which contains retinol and vitamin C. “My favorite treatment option for melasma is a peel called Cosmelan MD,” Marino, an aesthetician better known as “The LA Facialist” said. “Instead of working on just the surface appearance of the skin like traditional chemical peels, this peel works at a cellular level to actually stop the overactive melanocytes responsible for the melasma.
Skin experts share their guides for treating melasma––and how to keep it under control. https://t.co/IcnXOasgBd— W Magazine (@wmag) September 8, 2020