Melasma is a common skin condition that appears in the form of dark, discolored skin patches on different parts of the body, but especially on the face. This condition is often called the “mask of pregnancy” because it typically develops in pregnant women. However, both men and women can get melasma skin and the pigmentation issues that come with it. If you’re seeing signs of this skin issue, the providers here at Marlowe MD may be able to help. We offer a range of treatment options dedicated to helping you look and feel your absolute best!
Why Does Melasma Occur?
Melasma and other similar pigmentation issues like it are often caused by overactive cells. Typically, melanin clumping and ultraviolet (UV) light exposure tend to be the usual suspects. Though we know the cause of these concerns, when they begin and how hard they can strike is difficult to determine without symptoms. Those dark spots may show up very slowly or appear suddenly and without warning. Their unpredictable nature means that we can’t control their onset. However, melasma symptoms can be treated effectively once they appear.
What Are the Signs?
The most common symptoms associated with this issue are dark spots can the cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin. These spots can sometimes cause irritation and discomfort. Melasma can also be accompanied by discolored patches that are symmetrical, especially when found on the face. Other areas of your body that are often exposed to the sun can also develop this condition. At Marlowe MD, we offer ICON and PicoSure laser treatments to remove the pigmentation caused by this issue.
Treatment Options for Melasma
Here at Marlowe MD, we offer personalized ICON or PicoSure laser treatments to those struggling with hyperpigmentation concerns like melasma. Both treatments break up pigment without harming the surrounding skin. When focused directly on dark spots, our treatments can improve that specific area of discoloration with little if any discomfort to you. Best of all, no downtime is required after either. During your consultation, we will determine which treatment plan is best for you.
Melasma Treatments in Sarasota, Florida
Melasma can be very uncomfortable to deal with. If you notice the appearance of dark spots and irritation on your skin, we welcome you to schedule an appointment at Sarasota office. To connect with our team, please fill out the form below, or give us a call at (941) 280-0990 today.