Melasma is a common skin condition that is more likely to develop in women than men. It typically appears as brown patches on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip, nose, and chin, and may get worse after sun exposure. It is most commonly found in women, and often occurs during or after hormonal changes, such as pregnancy or initiating birth control.
Strict sun protection with broad spectrum sunscreen, as well as wearing hats and staying in the shade are very important in preventing further darkening of the skin or maintaining results after treatment.
Melasma On Face Treatment Options
Melasma can be treated with products that contain depigmenting agents such as hydroquinone, or tretinoin, an acid that increases skin cell turnover.
Georgia Skin Cancer & Aesthetic Dermatology also offers in-office procedures to lighten the appearance of melasma including:
- Chemical peels
- Laser Genesis
These procedures typically require a series of four to six treatments before seeing a dramatic improvement.
To get started on treatment for melasma, contact Georgia Skin Cancer & Aesthetic Dermatology today by calling (706) 543-5858 or using our convenient online Request an Appointment form.