Melasma is a skin disorder seen mostly in pregnant women, that you've probably heard of called by another name, mask of pregnancy. It looks like a dark rash on your face mostly on the cheeks, lips, nose or forehead. The rash can vary in color from a dark brown to a deep gray. Melasma plays no favorites, it can strike all women.

Causes Include

• Hormones - the increase in pregnant women

• Heredity

• Over exposure to the sun

• Extended use of birth control pills

• Medications that contain tetracycline and/or anti-malaria drugs

Because melasma occurs mostly during pregnancy, it usually dissipates after childbirth. But in cases when it doesn't or in non-pregnant women or men treatment options are available.

Treatment Options Include

• Chemical peels

• Bleaching agents

• Sunscreens

• Laser rejuvenation

Treatment doesn't always work and the best option and safest option is to camouflage the skin as well as wearing sunscreen as a preventive measure so that the condition doesn't worsen.

There are numerous cosmetic surgeons in your area who can assist you with your cosmetic surgery needs whether it's treatment for melasma or another procedure that you would like to have done, schedule a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon in your area today.

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