Melasma is a skin condition most commonly found in women between the ages of 20 and 50 years-old, although it can affect men as well. It usually looks like small, brown patchy discolouration marks on the face, which is called hyperpigmentation. It can be partly caused by sun damage, and this concern can also be due to a genetic predisposition, hormonal changes, use of birth control pills, or pregnancy. Melasma tends to be most common during the reproductive years and often becomes more noticeable during the summer months. Olive-toned and darker skin types tend to have a higher incidence rate of melasma.
There are highly effective and minimally invasive options available to address this issue. Dr. Shehla Ebrahim can customize your treatment plan to achieve the results you desire. Treatment options can include:
- Topical creams
- Vigilant use of UVA/UVB sunscreen with SPF 50
- And skin resurfacing treatment
For more information please visit our website for more information or call our office to schedule a private consultation to discuss your personal goals.