What is Melasma?
Melasma is a common pigmentation condition that causes brown or gray marks on the skin. These blotches generally range in size, pattern, and severity. They can be present almost anywhere on the body but frequently show up on the face or neck. Our providers, Dr. Vanessa M. Hart, Alisa Wright, RN, and Heather Darling, FNP-IFMCP, are pleased to offer innovative melasma treatment to Millcreek, UT men and women. At Raw Rejuvenation and Wellness, we utilize the Harmony XL PRO laser by Alma to provide safe, effective skin therapy. Our goal is to help you achieve a more natural-looking complexion so you can show off your skin with confidence.
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"The best part of my experience with Raw Inside and Out, is to finally have a real conversation about my health and my future health. Heather is always accessible when I need her and as an educator I can see that she continues to stay on top of new studies and techniques in personal health! Glad I found her!"- L.R. / Google / Oct 23, 2020
"I was referred to Heather by a friend of mine. After my first initial appointment with her, I knew she would be the answer to my gut health. I’ve struggled with leaky gut and Candida overgrowth for a few years now. At first I didn’t know what was going on with my body and after going to a tradition doctor and not getting any help, I decided to take a more naturopath approach. A year later and Heather has helped me figure out what foods my body is sensitive to and has helped me rebuild and balance my gut health. My body can handle more of the foods it couldn’t in the past and I’m not so bloated all the time. I still have a little ways to go to get my gut health where I want it but Heather has given me the tools I need and helped me get on my way. I couldn’t have known what supplements to take to get my gut to where it is now, without Heather. I will definitely be doing routine checkups with her to help me stay on the right track. Heather thanks for caring about my health as much as I do!"- S.L. / Google / Oct 23, 2020
"Heather helped me start a healthier eating lifestyle 2.5 years ago. It helped my "numbers" improve dramatically, but most important, it made me feel better. I continue to work with Heather as she is so knowledgeable. Her understanding of functional medicine and its application to those of us in need, is exceptional. I highly recommend working with Heather to help yourself!"- J.K. / Google / Oct 23, 2020
melasma treatment faqs
What causes melasma?
Melasma is believed to be caused by hormone fluctuations, such as those that occur during pregnancy, hormone therapy, or while on certain medications, like birth control. Other factors that can trigger melasma include sun exposure, stress, and cosmetic products.
How does laser treatment for melasma work?
During melasma treatment, our team will focus the Harmony XL PRO laser on discolored areas of skin to target unwanted pigment (melanin). The light energy will help break down melanin, allowing it to then be absorbed by the body. While pigmented spots may take on a darker appearance at first, they should become less noticeable over time.
Does melasma come back after laser treatment?
Although laser procedures can help lessen the appearance of melasma, it does not prevent new spots from developing. Touch-up procedures might be suggested to help prolong your results.
What is the cost of laser melasma treatment?
At Raw Rejuvenation and Wellness, the price of laser melasma treatment is determined by your unique skin concerns. Our providers will develop a treatment strategy to help achieve your desired results and discuss the different payments we accept at our Millcreek, UT practice.