What is melasma?
Melasma is a skin condition that causes dark-colored patches to appear on certain areas of your body, such as your forehead, nose, cheeks, chin, neck, or upper lip. It’s a common disorder, especially among young women. Melasma is often caused by:
- Changes in estrogen or progesterone hormones levels
- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopause
- Taking oral contraceptives or birth control pills
- Inadequate protection when exposed to the sun
Melasma doesn’t require treatment, but the dark skin patches associated with it can make you self-conscious. Come to the experienced providers at PureLee Redefined if you desire to seek help.
How is melasma diagnosed?
The providers at Purelee Redefined will review your medical history and do a thoughtful and careful examination of your skin to diagnose melasma.
What is the treatment for melasma?
The doctors at PureLee Redefined review your treatment options and recommend the options that best match your needs based on your health history and preferences. They may recommend:
ZO skin care
ZO® skin care products are medical grade skin care products used to target your specific skin care concerns.
AnteAGE® skin care and AnteAGE® stem cell microchanneling
AnteAGE® is a skin care line which incorporates stem cell matrix for transformative skin care results.
Vi® Chemical peels
Your provider might recommend one of several Vi® chemical peel formulations to specifically target your skin care concerns.
Topical or oral medications
Topical steroid creams and oral medications can be effective add-on treatments for melasma spots. We also recommend Cyspera (Cysteamine) Intensive Pigment Corrector. Cyspera offers a breakthrough solution to the appearance of stubborn skin discoloration, minimizes recurrences, and is well tolerated for long term use. Cyspera is formulated without hydroquinone or retinol and is very well tolerated.
Hormone medications that cause melasma can sometimes be replaced with an alternative medication. Melasma due to hormone fluctuations associated with pregnancy may go away after you have your baby.
How can I prevent melasma?
Though there’s no 100% effective way to prevent melasma, you can lower your risk of developing melasma by taking the following measures:
- Protect your skin from the sun by applying a well-formulated broad sunscreen containing SPF of at least 30
- Wear adequate protective clothing in the sun
- Do not use tanning beds
- Maintain clean and moisturized skin
If you have melasma and it makes you self-conscious, you don’t have to just live with it. Schedule an appointment with the aesthetics experts at PureLee Redefined by phone or online today to receive professional melasma therapy & treatment in Colorado Springs, CO.