Melasma is a common skin issue characterized by dark, discolored skin patches that seem to crop up on different parts of the body, but especially on the face. Often referred to as the “mask of pregnancy,” this problem is especially common among pregnant women. However, both men and women can get melasma skin along with the symptoms that come with it. Thankfully, addressing this skin condition doesn’t have to involve surgery or even invasive procedures. At Behr Laser & Skin Care Center, we offer a range of treatment options for improving the appearance of your complexion.REQUEST APPOINTMENT
Why Does Melasma Occur?
Pigmentation issues like melasma are typically caused by the production of overactive cells. While the cause of this issue is known, how melasma begins and how hard it can strike is difficult to determine prior to the appearance of symptoms. The dark spots indicative of this condition may show up very slowly or appear suddenly and without warning. The usual reason for the appearance of these spots is a combination of excessive melanin and ultraviolet (UV) light.
What Are the Symptoms?
The most common signs and symptoms related to this issue are dark spots that appear on the cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin. These spots can sometimes become irritated and cause a great deal of discomfort. Melasma can also result in the appearance of discolored, asymmetrical patches, especially found on the face. Treating the symptoms related to this issue involves a thorough analysis of your skin conducted by a medical professional.
Treatment Options for Melasma
At Behr Laser & Skin Care Center, we tackle this condition and similar skin issues on a case-by-case, individualized basis. When you visit our center, we will take the time to examine your specific skin care needs and determine the best approach to treatment. Most of our options can offer relief in under an hour and do so without the need for downtime. Some of the most common methods we use to address melasma include:REQUEST APPOINTMENT
Treating Melasma in Fresno, CA
If you’ve noticed the appearance of dark spots on your skin, whether gradually or suddenly, we may be able to help. Melasma can be treated without the need for invasive procedures or extensive downtime. If you’re interested, we invite you to schedule an appointment today by filling out the form below or giving us a call at (559) 435-7546.