Melasma Treatment Specialist in Honolulu, HI
Approximately 33% and 50% of those who suffer from melasma show that they have a family member who also has the condition. Melasma is the condition of skin pigmentation in which brown or grey patches occur on the skin. At Island Medical and Beauty Clinic Dr. Lee DO is a board-certified family medicine physician who provides treatment for melasma. If you have started to notice dark spots of melasma occurring on your face, or if you have been previously diagnosed with melasma, contact our clinic today to schedule a consultation to review our treatment, and get a better understanding of how our treatment can help you! We are located at 3470 Waialae Ave STE 6, Honolulu, HI 96816.
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Melasma is a common pigmentation disorder that causes dark spots on the face. People of all skin tones can get melasma, but women often have more severe cases of melasma. Doctors often prescribe light therapy or topical medications to treat melasma. Melasma can be permanent if you don’t treat your symptoms. That’s why knowing the causes and treatments will help you to maintain clear sin.
Doctors believe that melasma is caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy and puberty. This is because pregnant women tend to have more pigmented skin compared to non-pregnant women. Hormones also play a role in causing melasma. Adults who are pregnant or have hormone imbalances often have darker spots than usual on their skin. In most cases, melasma goes away after you stop being pregnant or having hormone issues. However, you may need to wait for your pigmentation to normalize before you see improvement.
Melasma can go away on its own. This usually happens when a trigger, such as pregnancy or medication, causes melasma. Melasma may fade if you give birth or if you stop taking the medicine.
Melasma can also last for years or even a lifetime. While melasma doesn’t harm your body, it’s understandable that many people want to treat it.
There is no one best way to treat melasma.
Often, the most effective treatment is a combination of sun protection and medication applied to the skin—sometimes along with our melasma treatment.
Your plan will take into account your skin tone, the depth of the melasma in your skin, and any melasma triggers you may have. The sun, birth control pills, and even stress can trigger melasma.
The goals of treatment are to:
– Reduces the amount of pigment produced by the body.
– Evens out skin tone and restores natural color.
Melasma is a common skin disorder showing up in women of all races. It is characterized by discolored spots on the skin caused by excess melanin production. Melasma occurs most often during the woman’s mid-thirties and early forties. It is a result of the body’s reaction to sun exposure, and it is usually hereditary. Treatments can reduce the appearance of melasma, but no cure exists yet.
When the skin is exposed to the sun, UV rays are. Cause the melanin in the skin to become active again. The active melanin then triggers the production of more melanin through a process called a post-transcriptional modification. This process is called photo-sensitization, and it occurs even when there is no UV exposure. A person with darker skin coloration has more melanocytes than someone with a lighter skin tone. Since darker skin looks tanner than pale, melasma occurs most often in women with darker skin colors. Melasma usually goes away on its own but can be treated to reduce its appearance.
Melasma is a condition characterized by dark brown or black patches on the skin. It occurs mostly on the face and neck but it can also occur on other parts of the body. In some cases, melasma appears to be hereditary. The condition is most noticeable during the women’s mid-twenties and beyond. After that age, it becomes more difficult to treat melasma with light therapy. Melasma can cause severe psychological distress for the person who has it, so much research has gone into treating this condition.
Melasma typically occurs during the women’s mid-twenties and beyond. It can last for many years after the woman first notices it. The condition tends to affect women more than men. Doctors believe that hormones play a role in this gender difference – women tend to show symptoms of melasma earlier in life than men.
Doctors believe that hormones play a role in this gender difference – women tend to show symptoms of melasma earlier in life than men. Additionally, women usually exhibit more severe symptoms of melasma than men. There are several possible causes of melasma; some are congenital or hormonal in natural and others are non-congenital or non-hormonal in nature. Researchers have found that certain skin conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis can trigger melasma in predisposed individuals. Other causes include pregnancy, hormone changes, excessive sun exposure, and cosmetics used to enhance skin texture or complexion tone.
You are at a much greater risk of developing melasma if you are a woman between the ages of 20 to 40. Melasma is a very common skin condition in women, more so than in men. Hormones often are the reason behind the cause for melasma. Also having medium to dark skin tones, melasma will develop more frequently.
For more information, contact us or book an appointment online. We are located at 3470 Waialae Ave STE 6, Honolulu, HI 96816. We serve patients from Honolulu HI, Pearl City HI, Halawa HI, Aiea HI, Village Park HI, and surrounding areas.
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