As the skin ages, people of all skin types develop brown discolorations of the skin (commonly seen as “liver spots” or freckling). This is especially true for people who may have spent time in the sun. Fortunately, developments in laser technology have made removal of these troublesome blemishes easier and safer then ever! Using state-of-the-art equipment, we can help you feel better about your skin and yourself.
Melasma is a darkening of the skin on your face caused by excessive production of melanin which is the pigment that causes your skin to tan. That's why the sun, which increases melanin production, usually makes your melasma worse.
Melasma is usually caused by normal hormonal changes in women such as pregnancy or when taking birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, Melasma is sometimes called the "mask of pregnancy." Men can also develop melasma. Melasma only occurs on the areas of your skin that are exposed to the sun and this can further darken melasma.
Fortunately there are many effective treatments for melasma including chemical peels, topical bleaching agents and rejuvenative therapies.