Melasma of the skin can be a serious aesthetic concern. Fortunately, you can get rid of excessive pigmentation using a range of laser-based technologies that stimulate cell renewal. Dr. Vargas and the team target pigmented regions with light and laser devices, inactivating dark cells and forcing rejuvenation. The result is less visible lesions and greater body confidence.
Melasma is a skin condition characterized by the appearance of dark patches on the face, arms, and body. Researchers believe that it arises primarily from hormonal changes in the body. Pregnant women or those using birth control pills, for instance, are at the highest risk of developing the condition (although it can affect either gender at any age). Furthermore, both stress and sun exposure appear to play a role.
Typically, patches of discoloration form on the cheeks, chin, bridge of the nose, and forehead. Some patients also experience skin changes on their necks and arms. Melasma does not cause direct physical harm, but it can affect your overall well being by damaging your confidence.