Many individuals who have melasma are unaware of their condition. This can be attributed to the fact that it is painless and causes no discomfort, though it can be quite embarrassing. Melasma can also be mistaken for other conditions. Only a skilled skin professional can accurately diagnose melasma. This skin condition is more common in the United States than one might think. It shows itself through the grayish to dark brown patches and spots that it creates on the skin. It is most common on the face, especially the forehead, though it can also show up in other areas of the body. Hormones seem to play a key factor in the appearance of melasma, and it often develops during pregnancy. Women are more likely to have the condition than men in general. People with darker skin are also at a higher risk of developing melasma.
Though melasma is not painful and does not cause any adverse physical effects, it can be quite embarrassing and unsightly. Those who suddenly develop melasma or experience a moderate to severe flare-up are particularly likely to be discontented with their new, although often temporary, appearance. The most common treatment to diminish and prevent melasma is taking the initiative to protect one’s skin from the harmful rays of the sun. If one has developed melasma or have a history of it occurring, they should sure to wear a wide-brimmed hat and use sunscreen daily. Procedures at Flawless Medical Spa can also help to decrease the appearance of melasma significantly. These include:
For those suffering from the appearance of melasma and would like a consultation to see which procedure would be best, contact a representative of the spa’s excellent team today and make an appointment to see Dr. Kalsi.
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