Melasma is also known as cholasma and appears as a blotchy, brownish pigmentation on the face that develops slowly and that can fade with time. The pigmentation is due to overproduction of melanin by the pigment cells, melanocytes.
Melasma affects the forehead, cheeks and upper lips resulting in macules (freckle-like spots) and larger patches. Occasionally it spreads to involve the sides of the neck, and a similar condition may affect the shoulders and upper arms.
Treatments available with Med Spa Services Providers:
- Chemical Peels