Numerous individuals experience melasma, which occurs when irregular blotches of darkened skin show up on the face, forearms, and neck at some point during their lives. These tan, gray, or brown pigmented areas generally appear symmetrically over the brow, nose, cheeks, upper lip, or chin. Melasma occurs more often among women with darker skin tones and is thought to be triggered by UV exposure or hormonal fluctuations, like those associated with menopause and pregnancy. Our team provides melasma treatment at Beauty Medica with the Harmony XL PRO laser from Alma. This advanced procedure utilizes gentle light energy to help lessen the visibility of occurring melasma. Set up a skin evaluation at our Houston, TX facility to find out if laser treatment for melasma can help boost your self-confidence and enhance your skin tone and appearance!


Our Houston, TX patients who want to diminish or eradicate melasma, whether from sun damage, aging, or other concerns should be aware of the following benefits:

  • More intense option for melasma resistant to other forms of treatment
  • Quick, in-office procedure in the comfort of our treatment rooms
  • Halt melanin production to prevent future discoloration
  • More even, brighter skin that you can feel comfortable in


Great candidates for melasma treatment at our office in Houston, TX may have visible melasma patches on their faces that they would like to reduce the appearance of. Treatment is typically performed in one of our private rooms at Beauty Medica, and anesthesia is not typically required. Your technician will pass the Harmony XL PRO handpiece over the darker patches on the surface of your skin. The light energy will break down areas of excess melanin without damaging the surrounding tissues. Initially, you may notice an increase in darkness on your visible patches of melasma, but over time, the patches will become less noticeable. It may take several treatments to show your desired results, and we can discuss crafting your individual treatment plan during your consultation.


What causes melasma?

As a prevalent skin concern, melasma can occur anytime throughout an individual’s life. It’s generally believed to be the result of hormonal fluctuations, such as those that accompany pregnancy and birth control medications. Less prevalent causes that are often related to melasma include damage from UV rays, stress, and a genetic predisposition.

How does laser treatment for melasma work?

With the Harmony XL PRO laser handpiece, our staff will focus intense light-based energy into darkly pigmented spots on the skin. The light will effectively help to break down hyperpigmentation, allowing it to then be absorbed naturally by the body. Though these areas may become darker initially, they will most likely diminish over the course of a week or so.

Does melasma come back after laser treatment?

While laser options can work to reduce the look of melasma, more gray, brown, or tan spots might appear as time goes on. Periodic visits may be recommended to help prolong your outcomes.

What is the cost of laser melasma treatment?

At Beauty Medica, the pricing for melasma laser treatment is calculated based on individual needs. We will tailor a treatment program to help meet your desired outcomes and explain the convenient payment choices taken at our Houston, TX practice.


With melasma treatments at Beauty Medica, you can reduce the appearance of melasma and enjoy a clearer, more even skin tone. The Harmony XL PRO by Alma is safe and effective for use on all different skin types. If you would like to learn more about this innovative treatment for melasma or any other skin rejuvenation treatments that we offer, contact our team at Beauty Medica in Houston, TX, and get started creating your custom treatment plan with us.