Albuquerque Melasma Treatment
Oasis Med Spa proudly offers a large array of Laser Cosmetic services using state of the art technology.
Melasma is a common skin problem which causes brown patches on the face. Hormone changes and sun exposure are two main triggers for melasma. Our Lutronic™ Spectra laser targets, gently breaks and ablates the pigment so that the body’s immune system can naturally remove the pigment particles. The Lutronic ™ Spectra laser was the first FDA approved laser to treat melasma.
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Melasma is a common skin problem. This condition causes dark, discolored patches on your skin. It’s also called chloasma, or the “mask of pregnancy,” when it occurs in pregnant women. This condition is much more common in women than men, though men can get it too. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 90 percent of people who develop melasma are women.
It isn’t totally clear what causes melasma. Darker-skinned individuals are more at risk than those with fair skin. Estrogen and progesterone sensitivity are also associated with the condition. This means birth control pills, pregnancy, and hormone therapy can all trigger melasma. Stress and thyroid disease are also thought to be causes of melasma. Additionally, sun exposure can cause melasma because ultraviolet rays affect the cells that control pigment (melanocytes).