Fade That Frustrating Melasma
Melasma is a frustrating pigmentation problem that causes brown patches, often in a mask-like pattern, on your face and neck. Because melasma can be challenging to treat, we recommend a free consultation with one of our Aesthetic Nurses prior to any treatments. Flawless Med Spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico, offers a variety of treatment options including PicoSure laser facials, chemical peels and skincare. For an effective customized melasma solution, book your appointment online or by phone today.
What is Melasma?
Melasma is a complicated skin condition that shows up as brown-tinted patches of skin on the forehead, cheeks, jawline, upper lip and/or neck. Melasma is different from sun damage in that the pigment is usually “triggered” by hormones, genetics and/or the sun. It is not uncommon to have it appear with pregnancy, oral contraceptives, or hormone replacement therapy. In simple terms, some of the cells in your body have gone rogue and are producing excess pigment. Once these cells start to produce pigment, it is hard to turn them off. The good news is that there are many options to help quiet them down and lighten your skin.