Melasma is characterized by darker patches on the skin. Also called hyperpigmentation, melasma can appear on the cheeks, nose, forehead, chin, and the upper lip. This condition can be triggered by hormone fluctuations (melasma is sometimes called the pregnancy mask because of its frequent occurrence in pregnant women), sun damage, and genetics. Melasma is not dangerous or cancerous, but the hyperpigmentation can make people feel self-conscious and less confident.

The Transformative Secrets For Melasma

The Skin Secrets approach to melasma is to address highly pigmented skin and restore an even tone and healthy glow.

What Causes Melasma?

The main causes of melasma are sunlight and hormones. There are other possible causes including:

Melasma Treatment Options

Skin Secrets favours a customized treatment protocol for melasma based on your unique skin characteristics, the severity of your melasma, and your goals for treatment. It is important to understand that not all medical clinics can treat melasma effectively, in fact, we often see clients who have had various treatments at other clinics making their condition much worse. Melasma requires a very specific treatment protocol that we are proud to have mastered at Skin Secrets. We have the most advanced technology to treat this condition and leverage a number of advanced skin care products to achieve optimal results.

Melasma Frequently Asked Questions

Will melasma go away on its own?
Sometimes melasma may lighten on its own, especially if it is triggered by a hormonal event such as pregnancy, but it won’t resolve completely on its own. Skin Secrets offers a few key procedures for safe and effective, non-invasive treatment to address melasma and hyperpigmentation. You do not need to wait to see if it will resolve on its own.
How soon will I see the results of laser treatment for melasma?
You may see noticeable improvements in as few as 7-14 days after treatment, but optimal results should be apparent 4-8 weeks after your last laser treatment.