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How Can I Treat My Melasma?

If you have dark spots on your face or body that have been diagnosed as melasma, you are probably anxious to find a solution for the discoloration on your skin. The good news is, melasma does not pose any health risks, and it can be treated. But how can you treat melasma.

What exactly is melasma?
Melasma is a common skin condition characterized by dark patches that are typically gray-brown in color. The patches usually appear on the areas of the body that are often exposed to the sun, such as the cheeks, chin, and forearms. Melasma is mainly caused by hormones, but may also be due to sun exposure or genetics.

How can I treat my melasma?
There are various options for treating melasma, including the Melanage Peel, which reduces the discoloration.

The Melanage Peel involves the application of a masque during an office visit to your dermatologist. Depending on the patient’s skin type, and the severity of the melasma, the masque may be left in place anywhere from 5-10 hours. Patients leave the office with the masque still on their skin, and are given instructions for removing it at home. They are also given a skin care regimen to follow.

There may be some peeling and mild redness in the week following treatment, and after this, patients will notice that their dark spots are a lot lighter than before. The Melanage Peel is a safe, non-irritating treatment that can be used on all skin types.

Are you interested in the Melanage Peel for melasma? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Washington, D.C. area, Capital Skin & Laser, Chevy Chase MD, is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.capitalskinlaser.com, or by calling (301) 760-2218.

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