Skin conditions come in all shapes and sizes. Acne, rosacea, and the common rash may flare up at any moment to compromise the largest organ on your body and in the most visible place—your face. But some skin conditions come and go, sometimes without evident cause. Melasma, for example, affects more women than men and especially targets pregnant women.
By best medical estimates, anywhere between 1.5%–33% of the general population will experience melasma at some point in their lives. But pregnant women are at special risk of developing brown or gray patches on their cheeks, nose, forehead, or chin. A whopping 15%–50% of pregnant women will deal with melasma during an already stressful time.
At Regeneris MedSpa & Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Ryan Welter and his team have assembled leading-edge melasma treatments to combat these uncomfortable and unsightly outbreaks. No matter the cause of your melasma flare-up, these leading treatment options can restore your full sense of self.
Melasma Treatments in Boston, MA – Regeneris MedSpa
What Causes Melasma?
The current medical consensus holds that melasma has two primary causes—exposure to UV radiation and hormonal changes. Melasma occurs more frequently in those with darker skin tones and afflicts women more than men at a much higher percentage.
Thyroid disease and some oral birth control pills can also contribute to melasma outbreaks, but these are rarer cases. Whatever the cause of your melasma woes, Regeneris MedSpa & Cosmetic Surgery offers several treatment approaches.
At its core, melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation—a condition affecting the pigment of individual skin cells. Your skin, hair, and eyes get their color from a naturally produced amino acid called melanin. But UV radiation and hormonal imbalances can affect this pigment, resulting in darker groupings of skin cells.
By applying a topical steroid to the affected area, you’re reversing some of the most annoying symptoms of melasma outbreaks, including a rough or uneven texture and irritation. Topical steroids also supply your skin cells with the strength they need to correct their pigmentation, stunning melasma with a one-two punch.
Your skin grows, emerges, and sheds on a roughly 27-day cycle. Chemical peels can accelerate this process by promoting the rapid shedding of irritated, oily, or toxic skin layers. Chemical peels also supercharge your skin’s production of collagen and elastin—two vital structural proteins responsible for skin health, healing, and texture.
Chemical peels come in several strengths depending on your needs, but even mild varieties have been shown to promote even pigmentation, a faster healing response, and a smoother complexion. For the treatment of melasma, chemical peels remove oils and toxins while encouraging bouncier, brighter skin.
Like sediment in a rock face or strata of soil in the ground, your skin has three primary layers. There’s the epidermis (outermost), dermis (middle layer), and hypodermis (lowermost). Because your skin grows from the lowermost layer out, dead and decaying skin at the surface can compromise the health of emerging cells, worsening or prolonging melasma patches wherever they occur.
Microdermabrasion makes room for a new generation of skin by scouring the surface. Through a combination of extremely fine particles and a special applicator wand, the microdermabrasion procedure comfortably grinds away withering skin and supercharges collagen production in the treatment area.
Ultimately, microdermabrasion can reduce hyperpigmentation and promote a consistent complexion to reduce or eliminate melasma.
Go Melasma-Free in 2023 & Beyond with Regeneris
Recent studies suggest that melasma is best treated through a multimodal (several treatment) approach. On their own or when used in combination, topical steroids, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion can make a difference in recurring melasma outbreaks.
With Regeneris on your side, you can go melasma-free in 2023!
Reclaim Your Face & Your Confidence with Regeneris MedSpa Today!
Unlike other chronic skin conditions, your melasma may be related to temporary factors, such as oral contraceptives or pregnancy. No matter the cause, you don’t have to suffer melasma silently. You have options, and Regeneris MedSpa & Cosmetic Surgery can help you find the approach that works best for you. For all things beauty, browse our special offers. To ask about our melasma treatment options, contact us online.