What is Melasma?
Causes of Melasma
Celibre, we understand that
Melasma can be an extremely frustrating condition. That's why when we talk
to patients about our treatment programs, we are careful to set the expectation
that Melasma is a condition that is managed rather than cured. If you have Melasma
(also called the “pregnancy mask") there are good treatment options,
but understanding that Melasma is a condition that needs to be diligently managed
is important to your success.
Melasma is a stubborn skin condition that can affect anyone. It occurs most often
in women - especially those with darker skin types. Melasma is a condition that
causes dark pigmented patches on the face, and is normally brought on by hormonal
changes resulting from pregnancy or the use of oral birth control (thus the name
Melasma can best be described as “patches" of dark brown pigment (sometimes
refered to as brown spots) or blotches and results from a higher than normal accumulation
of melanin (the pigment in our skin). These dark patches occur most commonly on
the forehead, cheeks and neck. Although Melasma does not pose a serious health risk,
it is worsened by exposure to the sun, heat and humidity.
Contact us today to schedule a FREE Melasma consultation! Ask about our Asian Skin Whitening program.
View more Melasma before and after photos
Contact us now or come to one of our conveniently located Los Angeles or Orange
County offices for a free consultation. Our professional and courteous medical staff
will take the time to help you understand your melasma condition better and how our treatment
programs can help get rid of melasma.
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