Melasma

Westlake, OH dermatology practice provides effective melasma treatment

Skin pigmentation disorders may not be a health threat, but they certainly can be devastating to self-esteem. The brown and gray skin patches of melasma are a common example. If you have this type of pigmentation on the face, you will be pleased to learn that effective treatment is as close as
Westlake, Middleburg Heights,  and Lorain, OH. The highly qualified team at Associates in Dermatology utilizes the latest medical and laser techniques to achieve even skin tone, safely and effectively.

Understanding melasma

Melasma is a malfunction of cells that give skin its color. Because darker complexions have more of these melanocytes, people with richly pigmented skin are more likely than light-skinned individuals to develop melasma.

The condition can be triggered by hormonal fluctuations such as starting birth control pills, having hormone treatments, or getting pregnant. In fact, melasma is often referred to as “the mask of pregnancy.” Sun exposure and irritating skin care products can worsen melasma once it occurs.

There is no discomfort associated with this pigmentation. However, melasma on the forehead, cheeks, nose, and upper lip can be quite noticeable and difficult to conceal with makeup.

IPL treatment for melasma is available in Westlake, OH

The highly qualified team at Associates in Dermatology utilizes the latest medical techniques to achieve even skin tone, safely and effectively

Other treatment options

Melasma may also be improved with a combination of prescription topical medications, or with dermatology procedures such as:

  • Microdermabrasion
  • Chemical peels
  • Microneedling

Give yourself the confidence of a radiant, even skin tone. Call (440) 482-8323 to schedule a consultation at Associates in Dermatology.

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