Melasma (Skin Pigmentation)
What is Melasma?
Is a skin disorder that appears as light to dark brown or grey patches of pigmentation on your face.
What causes Melasma?
The cause of melasma isn’t completely clear. Factors that contribute to melasma include:
- Sun Exposure
- Oral Contraceptive pill
- Medical conditions affecting hormone levels such as thyroid conditions
Who is at risk of Melasma?
Both genders and any race can be affected by Melasma. More common in women and people with darker skin types and between the ages of 20 to 40 years old.
Melasma is less common in black skin however other causes of hypopigmentation can be seen in this skin type.
What should I do if I have Melasma?
We recommend for you schedule a consultation. The best way to treat melasma for you may not be the best way to treat it for someone else. At Genevieve, we listen to your concerns, perform a thorough examination of your skin, and creates a treatment plan you can follow to get lasting results.
What are the treatments for Melasma?
- Daily sunscreen of SPF at least 30 with titanium dioxide or zinc oxide ingredients every morning even if you do not go outside and even in the winter months.
- Topical cream
- Chemical peel
- Medical-grade Skincare products
Can I prevent Melasma?
The best way to prevent melasma or keep it from recurring is to protect your skin with sunscreen and minimize your skin’s exposure to the sun. Also, sticking with a skincare routine that works for you can help prevent melasma from coming back or getting worse.