Melasma is a common pigment concern of the skin that has many known triggers. At New Life Aesthetics, we believe in gentle progressive, not aggressive, treatments for melasma. Non-invasive Customized Chemical Peels and Aerolase LightPod Neo™ are a perfect duo to effectively address the skin condition together.
To learn more and to schedule your consultation, please call our location for melasma treatment in Raleigh, NC at ☎ (919) 521-8282, or contact us online today!
Melasma presents as discolored or dark skin patches. Sometimes called the ‘mask of pregnancy’ or ‘raccoon eyes,’ melasma typically follows distinct pigment patterns, which may affect the upper lip, cheeks, forehead, and/or brow line. Though hyperpigmentation is typically found on the face, it can also appear on the neck and arm areas.
Melasma can occur in both the superficial epidermis and in the deeper dermal layers of the skin. It is a condition that predominantly affects women over men.
Sun exposure (specifically the UV light) and heat (even heat generated from hot yoga) cause Melasma by activating melanocyte (pigment) cells. Melasma pigment darkens in warm weather or warm environments, even if you are not exposed to sunlight.
The condition is also linked to hormones, often beginning with the use of birth control or pregnancy.
There is a higher incidence of melasma in darker skin and Asian and Middle Eastern populations.
Triggers for Melasma that you can avoid include:
Our aeshtetic nurses will assist you in making healthy homecare choices with customized medical-grade skincare to assist in lightening your existing pigment and help new pigment from forming.
Our aesthetics team uses a combination of Customized Chemical Peels and Aerolase to treat Melasma. Pairing the two treatment modalities addresses the various depths of pigment in the skin.
Address hyperpigmentation with a two-treatment combination. Schedule a consultation with Raleigh, NC top melasma specialists. Call New Life Aesthetics at ☎ (919) 521-8282 or contact us online today!.