Melasma is a skin condition associated with brown patches appear on the skin. These patches usually appear on the cheeks, nose, forehead, chin, and upper lip. There are multiple factors which are thought to trigger melasma including some cosmetics, birth control pills, hormone therapy, sun exposure and is also very common during pregnancy and after childbirth. Treatment always begins with good sun protection. Other treatments include bleaching creams, topical vitamin A derivatives and chemical peels. In some cases, lasers can be helpful in minimizing melasma and hyperpigmentation.
Customizing Your Treatment:
Once your skin condition has been evaluated and diagnosed, your medical provider will recommend one of the following treatments
Clear and Brilliant laser: is a simple laser procedure with minimal downtime that minimizes pore size, smooths texture, and lightens brown pigment than can be associated with melasma.
SkinMedica Chemical Peels: chemical peels designed to help improve your sun induced pigmentation, melasma, skin tone and texture.
Skincare Products: Products we recommend for melasma: iS clinical White Lightening, Eclipse SPF and SkinMedica Lytera, Retinol, Vitamin C&E,