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What is Melasma? is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-gray facial skin discoloration, usually seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin of women 20-50 years of age. Although possible, it is uncommon in males.
What causes Melasma? Most of those with melasma are women. Melasma is thought to be primarily related to external sun exposure, external hormones like birth control pills and internal hormonal changes as seen in pregnancy. Most people with melasma have a history of daily or intermittent sun exposure, although heat is also suspected to be an underlying factor. Melasma is most common among pregnant women, especially those of Latin and Asian descents. People with olive or darker skin, like Hispanic, Asian, and Middle Eastern individuals, have higher incidences of melasma.
How best to treat Melasma? Chemical peels and hydro microdermabrasion both work by increasing cell turnover, which speeds the transit of that unwanted pigment out of your skin. They can be helpful for all types of brown spots regardless of their origin.
Sunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen! You will not have success treating melasma if you don’t block light. Every time ultraviolet light hits these brown spots it makes them worse. Your sunscreen must block UVA as well as UVB. Ask Us About our sunscreens.
This treatment series is good for people who have melasma and hyperpigmentation. Perfect for all skin types, especially skin of color.
Cost Per Session: $159.00: Treatment includes the following below. These treatments are customized to your skins conditions, color type, and texture. Chemical peels are done monthly or every 4-6 weeks.
Does not include home care products.