Facial blemishes are often caused by a skin condition caused melasma. Melasma is characterized by patchy tan, brown, or blue-gray skin blemishes that are caused by the overproduction of melanin, a substance responsible for skin pigmentation.
This condition often occurs in women due to hormonal changes or sun exposure. Over 90 percent of melasma cases occur among women aged 20 to 50 years old. It is sometimes called the “mask of pregnancy” because of its prevalence among women who are expecting. The darkly colored pigmented patches often appear on the nose, jaw, and cheekbones.
If you or someone you love is seeking treatment for melasma, you should know that there are several treatment options available. We can help you determine which particular treatment would make the best fit for you at your consultation.
Laser and Light Treatments
These are frequently used to treat melasma because they are both safe and effective. The treatment sessions are also convenient and straightforward. They are performed in the comfort of our office.
Although laser and light treatment is an effective treatment for some cases of melasma, it is not effective in all cases. A medical-grade chemical peel is often more appropriate for certain cases of melasma.
There are several different types of treatments available for melasma, but our team at Precision MD can help you determine which one is best for you. Sometimes, a combination approach is best. It all depends on the unique case. Contact us today to schedule a consultation in Elk Grove and learn more about your options. We look forward to speaking with you!