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Melasma Treatment

An even-toned complexion is a desirable and attractive facial feature, but there are internal factors that can change your skin’s pigment. Hyperpigmentation is a common skin condition, and it often comes in the form of melasma. This skin discoloration can be caused by a variety of internal changes that impact the pigment (melanin) in the skin cells. At MJR Dermatology, we provide advanced melasma treatment options to reduce skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation at our medical center in Lawrenceville, GA.

Symptoms of Melasma

Melasma results in skin discolorations that appear as darker blotches, usually on the face. The cheeks, upper lip, forehead, chin and nose are common places melasma skin discolorations form. This skin condition can be a few small patches of brown or darker skin, or it can cover a large portion of the face. Melasma can disappear on its own in some cases, but often it requires treatment to restore an even-toned complexion.

What Causes Skin Discolorations/Melasma?

There are many triggers that can result in excess pigment forming within the skin. One of the most common, especially in females, is hormonal changes. Melasma often occurs in pregnant women, creating the infamous “pregnancy mask” due to the hormonal fluctuations. For others, aging and sun damage to the skin can be factors in triggering skin discolorations. Medications that affect hormones can also cause melasma, such as birth control pills and anti-seizure medicines.

Restore Your Complexion

If you have blotchy skin discoloration from melasma, there are a few different treatment options, depending on the cause of your condition. If medications are triggering hyperpigmentation, changing your prescription may be the answer. There are also cosmetic skin treatments that can improve hyperpigmentation and discolorations, such as laser/light therapies, chemical peels and topical medications.

Melasma is a treatable skin condition. If you have blotchy skin discolorations, come see our team at MJR Dermatology. We can provide a treatment plan to restore a more even skin tone for a more youthful and attractive appearance. Call our medical center near Duluth, GA, in the North Atlanta area to book your appointment.

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Matthew J. Reschly, M.D., PC


2000 Riverside Pkwy, Suite 100
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Located on the lower Courtyard Level

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