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How to Keep Your Melasma Under Control

July 11th, 2022

Melasma is a common skin condition also known as “chloasma.” It appears on skin to look like brown patches or freckles and can be found above the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead, chin, and/or upper lip. Melasma can also show up on body parts exposed to lots of sunlight.

How to Keep Your Melasma Under Control

Melasma is the result of the overproduction of cells that make the colour of your skin and is more common in females than in males. Two of the main causes of Melasma are radiation or hormones. It is also quite common among pregnant women and people who tan well. If you’re someone who struggles with Melasma, here are three ways to keep your melasma under control.

 

1.    Proactive Prevention

2.    Topical Medication

3.    Melasma Peel and Laser Treatments

 

Proactive Prevention

When treating your melasma, the first step to treating it is prevention. Avoid anything that triggers your melasma, such as the sun, tanning beds, LED screens, irritating soaps, and birth control with hormones.

 

If you’re planning to go outdoors, remember to wear SPF 30-50 sunscreen and reapply every two hours. Make sure to bring protection like a wide-brimmed hat or an umbrella to help proactively prevent your melasma from getting worse.

 

Topical Medications

Thankfully, there are also medications that can be prescribed to prevent your melasma from getting worse. Some of these medications include:

·      Azelaic Acid

·      Hydrocortisone

·      Hydroquinone

·      And much more!

 

Make sure to consult with Dr. Boulos or your healthcare provider for more information about topical treatments for your melasma.

 

Melasma Peel and Laser Treatments

At Dr. Boulos Medical Spa, we offer a variety of peel and laser treatments for a variety of dermal conditions, including Melasma. Here is a list of our suggested treatments for Melasma.

 

1.     Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

This treatment is a form of regenerative medicine that uses the platelets in blood to help tissue heal and generate new cells.

 

2.     The Chemical Peel (Jessner Peel)

Made with 14% Salicylic Acid, 14% Lactic Acid, and 14% Resorcinol, this peel penetrates skin, then removes any congested sebum and dead skin cells, this then leads to the exfoliation and stimulation of new cells.

 

3.     Skin Resurfacing

The Skin Resurfacing stimulates collagen production over time, to produce a better skin tone and texture using a laser is directed to your skin.

 

Book a Consultation with Dr. Boulos

Need some guidance controlling your melasma? Book a consultation with Dr. Boulos today to keep it under control.

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