You have melasma. Brown patches have appeared on your face and they won’t go away. They are on your forehead, your chin, your nose, and your cheeks. You’ve tried covering it up with makeup, but it isn’t working. You’re really frustrated, and you just want to go back to having normal skin. You can’t go back and change what happened before. The only thing you can do now is look for solutions. If your melasma is really noticeable and you’re tired of it, melasma treatment could help you.
What Can You Do to Treat Melasma?
If you have melasma that isn’t caused by pregnancy, birth control pills that you need to take, or some other reason and it won’t go away, you have treatment options. We may begin with some type of topical treatment to lighten the color of your skin. These need to be prescribed. If prescription medications don’t help you, Dr. Dayan may recommend a procedure to treat melasma.
What Procedures Can Address Melasma?
If you are not satisfied with creams that are intended to lighten the color of your skin, you may benefit from another treatment, such as laser therapy. At the office of Dr. Steven Dayan, we have seen great results using the Pixel® and Active FX™ laser systems.
Each treatment is designed to focus on the area of your skin that is discolored. Removing the top layers of skin to reveal the new skin beneath the surface may be the solution you need. Breaking up the cells that cause a change in pigment could also benefit you. Dr. Dayan and his team will determine the best alternative for you.
Can Melasma Be Prevented?
While you cannot control what happens during pregnancy or if you need to take birth control pills, you can do something about sun exposure. It’s always a good idea to wear sunscreen regularly to protect your skin. You can also get in the habit of wearing a hat to protect yourself from too much sun exposure.
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The best way to deal with melasma effectively is to see a medical professional. Talk to Dr. Steven Dayan and his team of professionals about your problem and find out what you can do to treat this aggravating condition that can really get on your nerves. You can make your skin look lighter once again with help from the right melasma treatment for you. Contact us today to book a consultation in Chicago.