Why To Visit Transendence Medical for Your Melasma Treatment?
Dr. Turok and his staff have many years of experience in treating Melasma and other causes of “hyperpigmentation”. At the present time, there is no cure for Melasma. Transcendene’s goal is to reduce your melasma by 60 to 90% in 6 to 12 weeks and then work with you to maintain these results.
What is Melasma?
Melasma is a darkening of the skin on your face caused by too much production of melanin. Melanin is the pigment that causes your skin to tan.
This condition is most common among women who are pregnant or are taking oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy (HRT). This condition is also more prevalent with women of Indian, Middle Eastern, North African, Latin, Asian and Mediterranean backgrounds. Melasma can be mild, moderate or severe. This all depends upon how much of your face is discolored as well as how much darker the skin has become.
Causes of Melasma
No one knows what causes Melasma. However, certain things may trigger the pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) to create more pigment certain parts of the skin. These triggers might be from oral ontraceptives, pregnancy, sun exposure, hormone replacement therapy or something else. The sun’s rays can also be a trigger, so use proper sun protection.
For some, Melasma can fade over time especially for patients that acquired the discoloration through pregnancy or oral contraceptives. However, for others, Melasma is a permanent condition.
Currently, the is no cure for Melasma, but with proper maintenance, it can be controlled. Additionally, the melanocytes can sometimes be suppressed and inactivated over the course treatment and care.
Transendence Medical offers several different treatments for Melasma:
- Photofacial (Intense Pulsed Light – IPL) followed by a maintenance regimen of bleaching creams
- Bleaching Creams
- Chemical Peels followed monitoring and bleaching creams
Call us at (847) 516-9061 or email us to set up a free consultation.