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The medical term for melasma is “chloasma,” and the condition is also referred to as a “pregnancy mask.” During pregnancy, many women develop tan or brown patches on their faces. In most cases, the discoloration disappears after childbirth, but some women are left with the patches of grey-brown skin on their faces. Sun exposure can worsen the condition.
How Do I Know If I Have Melasma?
Melasma typically causes brown-grey patches on your cheeks, the bridge of your nose, forehead, chin, upper lip area, and other areas that are frequently exposed to the sun, such as the forearms and neck. Melasma does not cause any additional symptoms, but many people simply do not like the cosmetic effect of the condition.
What Causes Melasma?
The causes for melasma are unknown, but certain populations are at greater risk for the condition. Hormonal changes trigger melasma, which is why the condition is common among pregnant women, but anyone who is exposed to the sun is at risk. Men account for only 10% of those who have melasma. People with darker skin are also at greater risk for melasma.
How Can Artisan Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Center Help with Melasma?
The physicians at Artisan Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Center are highly trained in treating the most common types of skin conditions, including melasma. During your consultation appointment, your physician examines your skin to determine if you have melasma. After the diagnosis, the physician develops an individualized treatment plan, including the type and number of treatments. Your physician may recommend at-home or in-office treatments.
What Is the Cost of Melasma Treatment in Ohio and Michigan?
The price of melasma treatment varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. Artisan Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery accepts CareCredit™, Surgery Loans, and Healthcare Financing Direct as plastic surgery financing options.
Additional Skin Condition Treatments
At the Artisan Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Center, Dr. Raj K. Gupta & Dr. Manish Raj Gupta offer plastic and reconstructive surgery and non-invasive advanced skin care to patients across Ohio and Michigan including Toledo, Sylvania, Oregon, Detroit, Taylor, and Troy. Contact the Artisan Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Center office today to schedule your melasma consultation!January 18, 2014