Managing Melasma

Managing Melasma

If you have unwanted pigmentation changes on your cheeks, forehead, or throat due to melasma, you might be dissatisfied with your appearance. Dark spots can show your age, and depending on the spread of your melasma symptoms, your self-esteem may benefit from restoring the youthful, even appearance of your skin.

The good news is, you have plenty of treatment options for your melasma. At Apex Dermatology, our expert treatment team in Westlake Village, CA offers multiple non-surgical treatment options for patients with unwanted melasma symptoms like skin discoloration.

What causes melasma?

The dark, gray-brown spots or areas of discoloration that occur if you have melasma can show up on your cheeks, forehead, nose, upper lip, forearms, or neck. Melasma appears due to sun damage. Hormonal factors make women more vulnerable to the effects of melasma, and the condition is sometimes called the “mask of pregnancy,” as it can be triggered by hormonal changes if you become pregnant.

Wearing sunscreen and using cover-ups can help prevent melasma. If you do develop this skin condition, you have multiple non-surgical treatment options you can explore with the Apex Dermatology team.

Try a Clear + Brilliant treatment for melasma

The Clear + Brilliant® laser treatment system can non-invasively clear your skin, leaving you looking radiant and youthful, without signs of melasma or sun damage. Precision targeting your spots of discoloration, our smart-tip technology can reduce acne scarring, skin pigmentation, fine lines, and other signs of sun damage.

Your treatment stays comfortable with topical numbing cream as we deliver consistent results with Clear + Brilliant, saving you on downtime, as well. After just a 30-minute treatment session, our laser system will have successfully targeted your areas of discoloration, clearing and renewing your skin.

Your results only continue to improve in the days and weeks following your treatment session, as your natural production of collagen, stimulated by your treatment, works to firm and tone your skin.

Using Laser Genesis to treat melasma

At Apex Dermatology, our Laser Genesis treatments focus on the surface of your skin, where you might have accumulated areas of darkened pigmentation from melasma, or redness due to conditions like rosacea. We call this our “Lunchtime Laser” procedure, as Laser Genesis gets you in and out of treatment quickly and easily, with no post-appointment peeling or redness.

In under an hour, the Apex Dermatology team can smooth and even the surface of your skin with this treatment method. With a series of treatments, you can achieve smoother, clearer skin. Laser Genesis also works to shrink the size of your pores, brightening your overall appearance for a more youthful look.

Restoring your skin with custom regimens

At Apex Dermatology, our team of experts, led by Karin Harp, MD, FAAD, can work with you to put together a custom regimen to target and eliminate your melasma symptoms. To find out more about the right treatment plan to clear your skin for good, get in touch with the team at Apex Dermatology today.

You can schedule your initial consultation appointment by calling our Westlake Village, California office, or use the online tool to book.

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