September 3, 2022
Melasma (often called “pregnancy mask”) is a common skin problem that is characterized by brown to gray-brown patches on the face caused by an overproduction of pigment in the skin.
Common areas it appears are: cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead, chin and upper lip. It can be an unsightly condition, but the good news is that there are treatments available! Read on to learn what causes melasma, and how Tropicalaser can help get rid of those embarrassing spots.
WHAT CAUSES MELASMA?
While the true cause is not clear, there are a few triggers doctors have determined that bring about the onset of melasma.
MELASMA TREATMENT OPTIONS
There are a number of treatment options available for people suffering with melasma. Depending on the severity, your dermatologist may recommend different treatments.
A BIT MORE ON LASER THERAPY
Laser therapy for the treatment of melasma is increasing in popularity due to the treatment’s success when used in combination with other melasma treatment methods. Laser therapy uses specialized hand-pieces that filter light from different parts of the light spectrum. Each band of the spectrum has a wavelength that is ideal for different treatments, so the light that we use for sunspot removal will be different than the one used to treat melasma. The light emitted is absorbed by the pigment in the affected areas, subsequently reducing their appearance.
GET RID OF YOUR MELASMA TODAY
If you’re suffering from melasma, speak to a dermatologist about your treatment options. If you’d like to learn more about laser therapy specifically, give the team at Tropicalaser a call! They are ready to answer any questions you may have.