What is Melasma?
Melasma is a common disorder that causes the skin of the face to take on a uniform brownish tone.
What Causes Melasma?
Melasma is typically linked to fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone levels and excessive sun exposure. Pregnant women, women using oral contraception, and women taking hormone replacement therapy are especially at risk. Although not life threatening, Melasma is of great cosmetic concern.
A simple examination is all that is needed to identify melasma.
At the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we provide concerned patients in Chicago Melasma treatments specifically designed to correct the discoloration. Our options range from simple bleaching, to topical steroid creams, to chemical peels, to laser treatments. Rest assured we will work with you to find the treatment that best suits your needs.