The Melasma Challenge

melasma skin delaware

Melasma is dark patches on the skin that look like islands not freckles.  Melasma can be extremely challenging to manage and control.  If you suffer from melasma, here are a few tips about treating it and what to expect.

  1. Melasma gets better and suddenly and abruptly can look worse.  Often melasma can look darker in the summer than in the winter.
  2. The reason it looks worse in the summer is because of sun exposure and heat.  Just being hot in the shade can make melasma worse.  Wearing a hat can sometimes make melasma look worse, ironically, from the enclosed heat. You should avoid saunas and hot tubs if you have melasma.
  3. Melasma can be induced and influenced by hormones including pregnancy, menopause and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
  4. When it occurs, melasma can be extremely frustrating to anyone who has it and they can feel defeated in their attempt to treat it.

Our recommendations for anyone who has melasma is to figure out with your physician if you have a hormonal imbalance and treat that first, if possible.  Second, we have a program of skin care products and sunblocks that specifically treat melasma and excess pigmentation that we have seen reliable results and significant improvement with client relief.  In addition to melasma, there may be other skin conditions like sensitivities, rosecea and acne and it is important to know how to treat those conditions in combination which our skin care provider, Shae Ryan, is well experienced at. She is a skin guru and will customize a program for you and you will have access to her during this process.  She will be there! Melasma on-call provider.

After the skin is conditioned, we can consider adding chemical peels that are specifically formulated to attack melasma at its core.  We have had very compelling results with our medical grade chemical peels to take the results of melasma to the next level.

As we approach summer, it is important to give you the right skin care tools and proper advice about how to deal with melasma since it often gets worse in the hotter months.  It’s time to get your melasma under control!  Charmed Medispa, located in Delaware, has vast experience treating skin conditions like melasma, sun damage, broken capillaries, wrinkles, lines and more.   In addition to our vast skin care experience, our providers are certified laser operators performing laser hair removal, laser skin resurfacing, intense pulsed light and laser transform.  We are considered the top medical spa in Delaware for dermal fillers like Restylane, Juvederm and Voluma as well as Sculptra, Botox, Dysport and skin tightening with Exilis Ultra.  Our core values are to do what is right on each client to give them pure honesty about resources that work and to provide exceptional results.  Start with a complementary consultation and realize your goals today.

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