Commonly referred to ask the “mask of pregnancy”, melasma is a form of skin discoloration that resembles a brown patch often found on the faces of women between the ages of 20 to 50 years of age (the reproductive years).This condition is often caused or emphasized by regular sun exposure, pregnancy or darker skin tone, making it quite common in women of Latin, Asian or Middle Eastern descent.

Although melasma that is caused by pregnancy disappears over time, it may be so noticeable that makeup is needed to cover it. Treatment may be sought to avoid the need for makeup and to improve upon the general appearance of the complexion. When melasma is caused by frequent exposure to harmful UV radiation, it can worsen or cover larger facial areas if left untreated.

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If your melasma is not fading away as fast as you would like, there are a few ways to accelerate the process and in some cases remove the discoloration completely. At False Creek Skin Solution Clinic, Vancouver, we offer a variety of treatments to help get rid of melasma. Laser Genesis is a technology that improves skin discoloration by using the skin’s own ability to regenerate itself. By heating up the lower dermis, it stimulates the growth of collagen, removing imperfections from the top layer of the skin. IPL Limelight improves skin tone and surface imperfections connected to photodamage. Also, non-laser procedure microneedling can be very helpful with evening out the skin tone.

In addition to or as an alternative to laser therapy, skin care lines such as ZO Skin Health, ZO Medical, Obagi, SkinCeuticals, GliSODin and Vivier Pharma can help fade the hyperpigmented areas. We carry products that contain hydroquinone, a compound that specifically targets dark patches of skin. Ultimately, combination of the therapies has been shown to produce the most dramatic results. Whatever the chosen treatment, it is very important to avoid prolonged and direct exposure to sunlight and always apply sunscreen in order to achieve better results. In the meantime, Glo minerals mineral makeup is a natural, healthy and skin-protecting choice to make regarding melasma coverage.

Contact us today to learn more about melasma treatments and to book a free consultation with Natasa.


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