Melasma in Devon, PA

Melasma, also known as chloasma, occurs when uneven patches of dark skin appear on the face. These tan or brown patches generally occur symmetrically around the forehead, cheeks, nose, or upper lip. The symmetry of melasma distinguishes it from other skin conditions that can cause skin darkening. Melasma is a common condition and is found more frequently in women. It can be due to sun damage or hormonal changes, such as menopause and pregnancy. Individuals with darker skin types are far more inclined to melasma than those with lighter complexions. Our skilled team treats melasma regularly at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania in Devon, PA, where we provide numerous treatments that can lessen the visibility of the cosmetic condition.

There are several options for treating melasma. First, various topical creams, lotions, or gels can be prescribed to help promote skin lightening. Second, there are skincare treatments, such as certain fractional lasers, that can help to breakup the pigment and rejuvenate the skin. In severe cases, systemic oral medications may be needed to provide lightening effects. Combination therapy is often recommended. Results generally last when the patient implements good sun protection and upkeep.

Melasma is characterized by discoloration or hyperpigmentation, mainly on the face. Three types of common facial patterns have been identified in those with melasma:

  • Centrofacial (center of your face) – hyperpigmentation amid the cheeks, upper lip, nose, chin, and forehead
  • Malar (cheekbones) – melasma patterns amid the top of the cheeks
  • Mandibular (jawbone) – hyperpigmentation along the jawline

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If you suffer from melasma and are tired of trying to conceal it with makeup, or if you spend money on store-bought remedies that do not offer you the results that you would like, we encourage you to call Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Pennsylvania to schedule an appointment. Melasma needs a unique diagnosis so that the ideal treatment can be given. If the wrong treatment is implemented, the skin lesions could darken. Our team can correctly diagnose and treat melasma to provide optimal outcomes.

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