Melasma is a darkening of the skin most commonly found in women. Melasma is often referred to as “pregnancy mask” as pregnant women are especially prone to this condition. This condition causes skin discoloration, which usually appears as brown, tan, or blue-gray spots on the cheeks, upper lip, forehead, nose, and upper arms. While the exact cause of Melasma remains unknown, there are triggers that have been studied to cause these dark patches to appear, namely: genetic predisposition, hormone production (which is why pregnant women are affected), over exposure to the sun, birth control pills, and certain medications derived from quinine.
If you are starting to notice changes in your skin due to any of these above factors, it might be time to consult with one of our certified aestheticians. They can detect if your concern is in fact melasma and offer effective treatment options to help you reach your goals.
If you’re getting ready to have treatment, or if you’ve just had it, read our pre and post treatment instructions so you can take proper care of yourself every step of the way.
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