What You Need to Know About Melasma Treatment
How your physicians in Fairfax, Virginia can help you look your best
If you are dealing with melasma, you know how unsightly the condition can be. Small changes in your complexion can make you self- conscious and decrease your confidence in your appearance. Melasma is a common skin condition which causes brown or tan patches in your skin, these patches tend to appear in the face in areas such as your cheeks, nose, chin, upper lip, forehead, and other areas of your face. Your physicians at CareLifeStyle Medical Aesthetics in Fairfax, Virginia can help you look your best with state-of-the-art melasma treatment.
Melasma patches can occur in many areas of your skin including. The condition is more common in people with darker skin, and there may also be a familial component to the condition. Melasma is also more likely to occur in women and can be related to sun exposure and the types of skin care products you use. Pregnancy, hormonal changes and hormone replacement therapy can also cause Melasma.
An important element of melasma treatment is prevention. It is important to protect yourself from the sun. You should avoid excessive exposure to the sun, and if you are outside, don’t forget to wear sunscreen of at least SPF 30 every day. You should also implement an excellent skin care program which includes moisturizers and skin brightening products which contain tretinoin, vitamin C, hydroquinone, and other products.
Because melasma can resemble other skin conditions that cause pigmentation, your physicians will need to examine your skin to make a diagnosis and offer a recommendation or recommended treatment option. At CareLifeStyle Medical Aesthetics, use the Enlighten platform with a treatment called Pico Genesis. This is a precise treatment that only attacks the affected areas and leaves the rest of your skin unaffected. This dual treatment also works to rejuvenate skin. The treatment penetrates the upper layers of your skin, resurfacing and smoothing your skin and breaking up the pigments in melasma. It also stimulates collagen production, which is an essential ingredient in younger, firmer skin. Laser treatment is the non-invasive way to treat melasma easily and quickly. Laser treatment is comfortable with little to no downtime. And with the Pico Genesis treatment, you can see results in as little as 2-3 treatments. This is a safe and effective treatment for all skin types.
Melasma can make you self-conscious and embarrassed about your looks. You can take control of your skin and clear up melasma patches. If you are tired of using creams and cosmetics to try and hide your melasma, it’s time to take action and get rid of your melasma for good. It’s time to call our Fairfax physicians, Dr. Fatima Aziz, Dr. Syed Ashraf, and Glenda Thomas, NP at CareLifeStyle Medical Aesthetics in Fairfax, Virginia. Call now!