Melasma

What is melasma? What are signs of melasma?

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. Most of those with melasma are women. It 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.

 

Treatments

FRAXEL

Fraxel Before and After

 

 

 

Prevention is primarily aimed at facial sun protection and sun avoidance.

Treatment requires regular sunscreen application, medications such as 4% hydroquinone and other fading creams such as ZO Skin Health’s Melamin™ Skin Bleaching & Correcting Crème.

Call CamasMedspa today 360-335-4951 if you would like to order this Crème or any other ZO Medical Skin product.  You can also visit our link to order online here.

In conjunction with home cream applications, in-office treatments include chemical peels (chemical exfoliation), microdermabrasion (mechanical exfoliation), and laser therapy.

Schedule a free consultation today to determine which therapy is best for your skin.