Melasma is a facial pigmentation that can cause brown, blotchy patches of discoloured skin to appear on the face. It is a common skin condition that causes an increase in pigmentation on the face. It is most common in women, particularly during pregnancy. Contact ENRICH Clinic to secure an appointment with one of our skilled team members.
What causes melasma?
Melasma can be caused by a number of factors, not just pregnancy. Melasma is the result of overstimulation to the melanin producing cells, resulting in excess pigment. Factors that can increase the production of melanin in the body’s cells include a genetic predisposition, sun exposure, hormonal changes, medication, contraception and hypothyroidism.
Melasma tends to appear across the forehead, cheeks and upper lip, but may also appear in single spots or patches.
Melasma treatments at ENRICH Clinic – Dermatologist Melbourne
At ENRICH Clinic, our preferred approach is to combine a number of melasma treatments that we tailor to the individual’s specific needs. This might include:
- Adjusting medications such as oral contraceptives or hormone replacement
- Sun avoidance
- Chemical peels
- Topical vitamin C
- Anti-inflammatory agents
At ENRICH Clinic, you also get the benefit of having your treatments overseen by skilled doctors, dermatologists and nurses. Dermatologists starts with the condition of the patient’s skin and work forwards from there, incorporating any number of tailored and combined treatments to get your skin looking its best. ENRICH Clinic houses over twenty advanced lasers and therapeutic devices, making your treatment individualised and highly effective.
Give melasma the flick! Contact ENRICH Clinic today.