Melasma can be a frustrating chronic condition for many women. Melasma also known as “the mask of pregnancy” will commonly present during and after pregnancy due to hormonal changes. Pregnancy is not the only condition that will trigger melasma. Hormonal birth control and hormone replacement therapy can trigger melasma as well. We are experienced professionals in treating melasma and are here to help you achieve a brighter, more even appearance to your skin.

Did you know some lasers can make Melasma worse?

IPL photofacials, Co2 fractional lasers and Resurfx all generate a great deal of heat in the skin which can worsen Melasma. Patients with Melasma are not good candidates for these lasers.

Q-Switched 1064 ND:YAG laser for Melasma

Our Q-Switched laser does not heat up the skin and effectively helps fade Melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. We recommend a package of 8 treatments spaced 2 weeks apart. Treatments are quick, comfortable and require no topical anesthetic.

At Home Skin Care

Your daily home skin care regimen plays a big role in helping to fade Melasma and prevent flair ups. We will design an at home skin care regimen specific to your skin type in addition to your Melasma. SPF 50 should be worn daily with reapplication every two hours when swimming or actively sweating. A compounded prescription topical will be prescribed for nightly application. Some patients may also require oral medications for maximum improvement. We will provide extensive education on what lifestyle factors can exacerbate Melasma and what you can do to keep your Melasma at bay. 

No. Many of the active skin care ingredients used to treat Melasma are not safe for use while pregnant or breastfeeding. The best thing to do while pregnant or breast feeding is to wear SPF 50 daily and minimize direct sun exposure as much as possible.

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