What is Melasma?

Melasma is a chronic skin condition that causes brown to gray mask-like patches, primarily on the face. Melasma has many different causes, but hormones and sun exposure tend to be the primary sources. This is often referred to as the “Mask of pregnancy.”

Treatment involves a delicate dance with your skin's pigmentation:

  • • Sun Protection: This is non-negotiable. Sunscreen with high SPF is your best friend. Think of it as your shield against melasma's artistic endeavors.

  • • Topical Treatments: Lightening agents like hydroquinone, tretinoin, and corticosteroids can be applied to lighten the patches. Just be patient; it takes time.

  • • Chemical Peels: Exfoliating the top layer of skin can help lighten melasma. Certain peels, like those with glycolic acid, may be recommended.

  • • Laser Therapy: laser treatments can target and break down melanin, but this is often reserved for more stubborn cases.

  • • Hydrafacial customized to address the pigmented areas.

How do we treat melasma?

Here at Clarke Aesthetics, we have multiple services to combat Melasma and improve the overall appearance and quality of the skin. Reoccurrence of Melasma happens often and usually requires maintenance treatments.

  • Skincare Products

  • Cosmelan Peel

  • 1540 Laser Resurfacing

  • Routine Hydrafacials and Hyperpigmentation boosters​​​​​​​