Your face is the first thing people see so it’s no wonder the beauty and personal care industry is a multi-billion dollar market. Keeping your complexion clean and nourished is important to us. So when skin conditions pop up, Fox Vein & Laser Experts is here to help your skin get back to its natural, healthy glow.
At Fox Vein and Laser Experts, a leading vein and tattoo removal center in south Florida, we also help you with all of your skincare needs. From your face to your feet and everything in between, we’re here to help you feel your very best.
Melasma is one of those skin problems that can occur and cause self-esteem issues, annoyance and frustration. Let’s discuss what exactly it is and how we can treat it.
What is Melasma?
Melasma is a skin condition that causes brown patches to occur on the face, usually around the cheeks, forehead, nose and upper lip.
Who gets Melasma?
It mainly occurs in women, only 10% of patients are men. Additionally, people with darker skin types from Hispanic, African or Middle Eastern descent are most inclined to develop it along with patients who have a blood relative who also has Melasma. They are also more likely to develop it.
What causes Melasma?
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, there’s no definitive answer to what causes Melasma. However it’s thought that it occurs when color-making skin cells start producing more color. Even though a firm cause hasn’t been established, there are some common triggers that have been. The most common is hormone imbalance. This is why women tend to develop Melasma during pregnancy. Another cause is sun exposure. The ultraviolet rays stimulate the color-making skin cells. The rays are so powerful that even a small amount of sun exposure after the skin has been treated or the Melasma has faded on its own, can cause it to come back immediately.
How to treat Melasma?
At Fox Vein & Laser Experts we offer our patients the best Melasma treatment with our state-of-the-art PicoWay Laser. This laser facial approves the appearance of pigmentation in a quick and simple procedure that doesn’t require recovery down time afterwards.
Short beams of concentrated light target the treatment area, which break up the inner structures of the skin that are causing the pigmentation. These structures dissipate and are removed from the body allowing the pigmentation on your face to fade into a more even toned complexion.
Although Melasma is seen to occur more often on darker skin shades, our PicoWay Laser works wonders on all skin types and colors. Plus due to its accuracy and effectiveness, this procedure delivers a photo facial treatment in a much faster time span, with each session taking no longer than 20 minutes. The number of treatments you will need depends on the extent of the Melasma and your ideal skin complexion goal as a whole. During your first appointment with one of our professional medical staff, we will evaluate your skin and decide the right number of sessions for you.
At Fox Vein & Laser Experts we are proud to offer our patients the best laser treatment in Miami and throughout South Florida for Melasma and also for a variety of other skin conditions that worry and frustrate many of us
Contact us today to make your first appointment and see how we can help you get on the path back to a healthy and happy complexion.