Melasma, commonly known as the “mask of pregnancy,” is a skin discoloration found on the cheeks, upper lip, around the eyes and sometimes on the forehead.
While melasma is a condition common in pregnant women and women who take oral contraceptives, 10% of cases are men.
Melasma is believed to be caused by hormonal changes which may make the skin more likely to develop dark patches of pigment when exposed to sunlight. Sun avoidance is paramount to recovery and prevention of melasma.
While it is not dangerous, it can be a concern to those with the condition. While to date, there is no perfect cure for melasma, Dr. Stolman offers several treatment options for controlling the melasma that includes laser, light, and topical remedies that are not available at most other dermatologists offices. Give us a call today to discuss how we can help.
To learn more about melasma treatment options, please contact Dr. Karen Stolman for a consultation.
Additional cosmetic treatment services offered by Dr. Stolman:
Acne Scar Treatments Birthmark & Mole Laser Treatments Botox, Dysport, Xeomin Chemical Peels Cosmetic Dermatology Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) Cosmetic Fillers Laser and light Facials Laser Vein Treatment Laser Wrinkle Treatments Lip Augmentation Melasma Treatment Scar Treatment Stretch Mark Treatment Teeth Grinding (Masseter muscle hypertrophy)
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