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All About Melasma

You may have heard of it, you might have it and know it… or you might not! Melasma is a common skin condition, so you’re not alone. In this guide, we’re going to break down what Melasma is, what causes it and how you can treat it both at home or in‑office.

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What is Melasma?

What is Melasma? It’s blotchy brown or gray‑brown patches that appear on the face. Commonly you’ll find it on the cheeks, forehead, and upper lip.

A lot of things can cause Melasma including birth control, pregnancy, heat, menopause, hormonal imbalance or sun exposure. Screenshot the graphic below for a handy guide!

Is Melasma Curable?

Going out in the sun can always bring it back. Fortunately, it’s manageable though!

Key ways to treat Melasma:

  • Glutathione IV This infusion inhibits the production of melanin by switching it to pheomelanin ‑ a less pigmented substance. It is also known as “The mother antioxidant” and a great detoxifying ingredient. 
  • See a Naturopathic Physician such as Dr. Doug Cutler, who can find the root cause of imbalance internally to help maintain your skin from within.
  • Fractional LasersWe recommend Halo, Pearl Fractional, and Moxi. Best of all, they’re all available at the multi-award-winning med spa, FACE!
  • Chemical Peels They not only help Melasma but improve pores, texture, tone, pigment, sun damage, fine lines, acne, and more!
  • Proper Skincare ingredients and protection (Keep reading to find out what they are!)

Best At-Home Skincare Ingredients for Melasma

If you’re treating Melasma at home, what ingredients should you look for in your skincare products?

  • SPFLet’s be honest, even if you don’t have Melasma you should be wearing sunscreen daily to protect you from UVA and UVB rays!
  • NiacinamideDid you know this is actually a form of Vitamin B? It will help protect your skin from environmental damage. 
  • Vitamin C One of our favorites because of how much it can help your health and beauty, and assist other ingredients to lighten more!
  • Glycolic Acid Helps the skin shed dead skin cells ans promotes collagen production. 
  • Retinol A form of Vitamin A that helps fight aging by increasing cell turnover. 
  • LightenerUse a lightener like Hydroquinone to help hyperpigmentation. Up and coming Tranexamic acid is also very promising in helping Melasma.

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Think You Might Have Melasma?

Let us help you treat it! Call or text 248-663-0161 to book an appointment at FACE or book a virtual consultation at 

We want to make sure you look and feel your best! Watch the video below to learn just how important it is to have the right skincare and how we go the extra mile to help you get there. Can’t wait to hear from you!

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