Melasma Treatments in Humble TX
What is melasma?
Melasma is a common skin condition that causes hyperpigmentation. Most often, this is a condition seen in women but can also affect men. The hyperpigmentation causes dark spots to develop, some of these spots occur on the surface of the skin, while others penetrate deeply beneath the skin. The patches are darker than the patient’s skin tone and most often occur on the face, affecting the cheeks, forehead, bridge of the nose, chin, and in some cases neck and forearm. These patches often appear in symmetrical patterns, meaning if you have a mark on your right cheek, there may be a matching mark on your left cheek. Other areas of the body that are exposed to frequent sunlight can also develop melasma. While the skin discoloration does not cause patients physical symptoms or harm, they can lead to insecurity and confidence issues. The type of melasma a patient has, dermal or epidermal, will determine what types of treatments are best for the skin. Working with the team at Crave Med Spa in Humble, TX will help you to determine what type of melasma you have and what the best treatment option for your specific case will be.
What causes melasma?
While there is not an exact answer to what causes melasma, there are certain risk factors that may increase a patient’s chances of developing this condition. Individuals with darker skin have a higher risk than those with fair skin of developing this condition. Additionally, those patients who have a sensitivity to estrogen and progesterone have a higher risk for developing melasma. Patients that take birth control, are pregnant, or undergoing hormone treatment therapy may develop melasma. Stress and thyroid disease are also linked to this condition.
Treatments for melasma include:
Laser Genesis: Laser Genesis is a comfortable and effective treatment that improves the appearance and texture of the skin. It works by using a laser to heat up the middle layer of the skin, resulting in collagen and fibroblast growth.
Microneedling: Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure. It is used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as dark patches, acne scars, stretch marks and large pores.
Chemical Peels: Chemical peel is a mild exfoliate that improves the tone and texture of your skin, and helps restore your skin’s radiant glow.
If you are looking to change the appearance of your skin by reducing the appearance of dark patches the team at Crave Med Spa in Humble, TX can help. We work with patients to find treatments that help them look and feel their best.
Medical Spa in Humble, TX
If you are looking for a trusted medical spa in Humble, TX- Crave Med Spa is here for you. We put the needs and desires of our patients first. We work hard to make a comfortable environment for our patients to come to feel great. From acne to wrinkles, we are here to help you address any cosmetic issues you may have and help you feel great about yourself. Contact us to learn more about the services we offer.