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Medical Dermatology

Banish Brown Spots for Good

Melasma Treatment in Boston, MA

Melasma patches (also called chloasma) are dark brown patches of skin afflicting pregnant women especially. Often caused by hormonal changes or excessive sun exposure, melasma is a form of confidence-sinking hyperpigmentation. Thankfully, numerous treatment options exist to handle hyperpigmentation, and melasma is no exception.

At Regeneris Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery, we know how damaging hyperpigmentation can be to our confidence and our sense of self. Thankfully, melasma treatments come in several shapes and sizes to suit your individual needs. Because we offer several treatment options, you’re bound to discover a melasma procedure that’s right for you at Regeneris Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery in Boston, MA.

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How Melasma Treatment Works

Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation—a condition caused by dark or discolored skin cells clumping together in a certain area. Your skin is designed to absorb light for the production of vital nutrients, but that light can cause individual skin cells to grow differently (and not always with pleasant results).

Melasma treatments come in several forms, including:

Topical steroids treat melasma by preventing further discoloration and reversing existing dark spots. By simply applying a topical steroid over a period of days, weeks, or months, you’ll be giving your skin the care it needs to fight back against hyperpigmentation.

Your skin renews itself on a roughly 27-day cycle, but melasma and other forms of hyperpigmentation can endure beyond this cycle. Chemical peels use a range of enhanced serums and solutions to remove dead, greasy, or toxin-laden layers of skin, going deeper and cleaning harder for a facial rejuvenation result that includes diminished melasma impact.

Just as it sounds, microdermabrasion uses specially designed particles and a tech-assisted wand to scour skin layers, cleaning and restoring them. Microdermabrasion may treat melasma on its own or be combined with other treatment options for a maximum reduction or elimination of hyperpigmentation.

The Benefits of Melasma Treatment

Each melasma treatment has numerous side benefits in addition to dealing with the telltale dark, splotchy spots. With chemical peels and microdermabrasion especially, you can expect the following benefits:

Reduction in fine lines/wrinkles

Reduction of sun damage/hyperpigmentation

Improved skin “bounce”

Encouraged healing of new and old scars

Improved skin “glow”

Improved skin texture

Reduced impact of blemishes (freckles, liver spots, etc.)

Of course, the ultimate benefit of melasma treatments comes in the form of restoring your confidence when you need it most. While melasma affects men and women, pregnant women are at the greatest risk for melasma development. During an already difficult (if joyous) time in your life, you deserve to feel at home and confident in the skin you’re in.

Are You Eligible for Melasma Treatment?

With several different options for treatment, each with its own candidacy concerns, it’s difficult to predict which solution will work best for you. If you’re an otherwise healthy adult with minimum to mild skin concerns beyond your melasma, these treatment options may be ideal for you.

During your consultation at Regeneris Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery, we’ll start by listening to your goals and concerns. Afterward, we’ll walk through your medical history and expectations to determine which course of treatment will work best for your individual needs.

Melasma Treatment FAQs

It’s difficult to say. Melasma can sometimes fade over time, but in other cases, the dark brown spots remain for years. Depending on the cause or contributing factors of your melasma, it may already be more or less permanent. Thankfully, melasma treatments experience a high success rate in reducing or eliminating this unwanted skin feature.

Melasma has two known causes: light (or radiation) and drastic or sudden changes in hormone production. Pregnancy often causes the onset of melasma in women due to the rapid swings in hormone production experienced throughout gestation.

Thankfully, hormone changes diminish after pregnancy, and avoiding light exposure is as easy as being mindful and applying sunscreen regularly. For the removal of melasma, there’s Regeneris Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery.

Depending on the cause of your melasma, there’s a small chance that it could return. By determining and treating any underlying causes, and by taking extreme care with your skin and precautions while outside, you give yourself and your treatments the best chance of success.

Schedule your Melasma Treatment Consultation

Skin conditions like melasma can cause embarrassment, self-doubt, and discomfort when we can least afford them. Thankfully, a range of hyperpigmentation treatment options already exists to help you get rid of your melasma and restore your smooth, uniform complexion.

During your consultation at Regeneris Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery in Boston, MA, we’ll talk with you about your goals, medical history, and expectations. Afterward, we’ll suggest a course of melasma treatment that’s most appropriate for your skin. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, contact Regeneris Medspa & Cosmetic Surgery today.

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