Melasma is one of the most common skin disorders, and it causes brown patches to appear on the face. Some individuals notice the appearance of melasma on some parts of the body such as the forehead, chin, nose, cheeks, and upper lips. The parts of the body exposed to the sunlight such as the neck and forearms could be affected by melasma. Most often, women are more susceptible to melasma than men because melasma usually occurs during the pregnancy stage. The hormones are responsible for the occurrence of melasma when they are pregnant.
Melasma is responsible for hyperpigmentation, the appearance of brown, tan, or blue-gray spots on the face. It is usually found in most women who are within the age bracket of 20 and 50 years. Its presence is generally detected in the jawline, cheekbone, and central face. Melasma is also treated with the application of topical creams which comprise hydroquinone. Research has shown that the women who are Asian and Latin descents are usually affected by Melasma.
However, there are four different types of pigmentation patterns, and these are epidermal, mixed, dermal, and another unnamed variety usually discovered in individuals with a dark complexion. The epidermal pattern is characterized by the presence of abundant melanin in the superficial skin layers while dermal melasma is characterized by the cells that ingest melanin via the dermis. On the other hand, the mixed variety combines the attributes of dermal and epidermal pigmentation patterns, while there are signs of excessive melanocytes in the skin of individuals with a dark complexion. It is advisable to avoid being exposed to sunlight to prevent melasma.
There is no known cause of melasma till date, but most dermatologists recommend the wearing of sunscreen each day for protection from the sunlight exposure. There is a dark discoloration usually seen on the nose, upper lip, cheeks, and the forehead and it is evident as a symmetrical on both sides. Most often, melasma disappears when the pregnant women deliver their babies, and periods when contraceptives are not taken anymore. The use of a sunscreen is advised for the prevention of melasma. If you have been noticing some brown pigments on some parts of your body especially the face, this is the best time to contact us at our facility in Las Vegas as we are always willing to assist you with our proven strategies and procedures to get rid of melasma.
We have different cosmetic treatments and skin care products that will eliminate melasma and its skin discoloration. Our team of experienced and professional aestheticians is willing to collaborate with you and put an end to your melasma experience. Different treatment options available at our spa in Las Vegas include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, topical fading creams, facial treatments, and sublative rejuvenation, and fractional CO2 laser resurfacing.
Come to us today, and we will help you with the appropriate treatment options to handle your melasma condition.