What is melasma?
Melasma is a form of skin discoloration, also known as hyperpigmentation. It is very common, especially during pregnancy.
Can melasma hurt me?
Melasma is a cosmetic condition that it is not linked to any other serious skin conditions.
- does not cause discomfort
- cannot turn into skin cancer
- is not contagious
- is not caused by infection
- is not triggered by contact with allergens
Which areas of the body are most affected by melasma?
- Bridge of the nose
- Upper Lip
What does melasma look like?
Melasma looks like tan, gray, and brown patches that resemble large or splotchy freckles.
What treatments are available at Skin And Cancer Institute for melasma?
Designed by Dr. Daniel Taheri, Taheri Ultra Lightening Peel is specially formulated to treat hyperpigmentation. A skin care specialist will thoroughly cleanse your skin and then apply the Taheri Ultra Lightening Peel solution. Throughout the week following treatment, the damaged top layer of skin will blister and peel, eventually falling off. Once this layer of skin has naturally peeled away, your hyperpigmentation will be less noticeable and may even be completely eliminated. You may need multiple treatments for optimal results.
Microdermabrasion uses tiny crystals to deeply exfoliate facial skin, removing the damaged and discolored top layer of skin cells. Once your fresh, new top layer of skin heals, your hyperpigmentation will be less noticeable and may even be completely eliminated. You may need multiple treatments for optimal results.
During photodynamic therapy, you will receive a topical medication that activates when light energy is applied directly to areas of hyperpigmentation. You will need 3-6 treatment sessions for optimal results.
Topical medications are prescribed for daily use in the form of cream or gel. Some topical medications render temporary results that are visible as soon as 12 hours after application. Other topical treatments deliver long lasting results but take up to six weeks for improvement to begin.
A specialized laser will be used to target areas of hyperpigmentation. You may need multiple treatments for optimal results.