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How Can Melasma be Treated?

By: Our Team


Age, hormones, lifestyle choices, environmental exposure, and pregnancy are just a few common factors that influence skin changes, adding unwanted texture, thinning, and discoloration. At Beautiful Skin Denver, individuals throughout Denver, CO can achieve smoother, radiant skin with our innovative technologies and cosmetic products.

What is melasma?

Melasma is a skin condition that is frequently mistaken for other skin-related issues. Blotches and spots can appear just about anywhere on the face, including the cheeks, chin, nose, and above the upper lip. Hormones, particularly estrogen and progesterone, are known to play a significant role in the development of melasma. While melasma can appear during pregnancy, our team often sees women who get it in their 30s and have never been pregnant. While melasma is not harmful or painful, it can be distressing for those who experience it, as it affects their appearance. At Beautiful Skin Denver, we take time to assess the nature and symptoms of your melasma to provide you with the appropriate treatment options.

What treatment options are available for melasma?

The approach to treating melasma depends on the severity of the condition. Mild cases of melasma can be managed by using proper home care, such as wearing sunscreen for all outdoor activities, limiting exposure to sunlight, and using any recommended special creams. Our team utilizes advanced treatments to help treat melasma, including:

  • ClearLift™: Helps to stimulate collagen production and reduce pigmentation
  • Microneedling: Creates slight punctures on the skin, stimulating the body's natural healing process to produce new collagen and elastin
  • VI medical grade peels: Uses a blend of powerful components to exfoliate the skin, improve texture and tone, and reduce pigmentation

When used in combination with proper home care, these treatments can provide significant improvement in the appearance of melasma, resulting in brighter, more even skin. Women that are pregnant and breastfeeding cannot receive ClearLift or VI Peel treatments.

It is essential to consult a member of our team to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.

Will melasma go away on its own?

In some cases, melasma will diminish or fade away with time, especially if symptoms are brought on by pregnancy. However, increased exposure to sunlight and other potential hormonal changes or environmental exposures may cause dark, blotchy spots to return. Women who’ve had melasma for years may struggle with managing darker spots compared to those experiencing symptoms for the first time. Our specialists recommend that individuals with melasma seek treatment early to alleviate symptoms and achieve noticeable results.

Am I an ideal candidate for melasma treatments?

You may be a viable candidate for melasma treatments if you:

  • Are in good general health
  • Have realistic cosmetic expectations
  • Have generally healthy skin
  • Are experiencing signs of aging, photodamage, or hyperpigmentation

We will assess the condition of your skin and your medical history to determine which treatment is best for you.

Learn more about treating melasma

If you would like to learn more about the treatments we offer our Denver, CO clients for melasma or other skin conditions that age, texture, or discolor your complexion, contact us at Beautiful Skin Denver and schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you and creating a skin care plan that meets your long-term needs.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.