What Is Melasma? Why Do I Have It? And How Can I Get Rid of It?

Dark spots on the face that just appear out of nowhere can be so frustrating and can also be a cause of some self-conscious feelings. Gone are the days of just going out of the house without makeup; now you have to spend a few minutes to covering up those spots as you may be afraid of what others might think. And these facial blemishes can sometimes make you not want to experience life the way you once did and the way you should. This is melasma. Melasma is common, and it typically affects women.

At Synergy Face + Body, we offer a melasma peel that can help with these brown spots and the uneven pigmentation that presents itself on the face and doesn’t seem to go away. Peels are a great way to clear the skin and give the new skin cells time to regrow to achieve a fresh, rejuvenated appearance.

What Is Melasma?

Melasma presents as discolored patches of skin or hyperpigmentation on the cheeks, nose, chin, above the upper lip, and the forehead. Women between the ages of 20 and 40 are more likely to get melasma, and female hormones (estrogen and progesterone) are often associated with this skin condition. However, melasma can appear if there are changes in the body, too much sunlight, and even stress.

How Can I Treat Melasma?

At Synergy Face + Body, we offer two options when it comes to eliminating melasma. The Melanage Ultra Peel, which is ideal for the full face, and the Melanage Mini Peel that can also be used on the neck and chest. Each peel contains active ingredients, arbutin and retinol, that work together to speed up cell turnover and treat discoloration. The peels entail both an in-office treatment and a strict at-home care routine for weeks following your peel treatment.

During your treatment, your aesthetic skincare professional will apply the solution to your skin. You will then leave it on for five to 10 hours, depending on your skin type and needs. Even though the peel is on for a long time, it does not burn or injure the skin, and it provides significant results. Over time, dark spots will lighten, lines and wrinkles will be reduced, and your skin’s texture and tone will improve.

What Are the Benefits of a Melasma Peel?

Besides the obvious benefits of removing melasma, brown spots, and sun damage, a melasma peel also has many other advantages and benefits, including:

    • Safe for all skin tones
    • Ideal for sensitive skin
    • Stimulates collagen
    • Encourages cell turnover
    • Improves the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
    • Diminishes acne and acne scarring
    • Improves skin clarity and texture
    • Creates a brighter complexion

Are You Ready for RADIESSE®?

If this filler sounds like something you may be interested in, please schedule a consultation with us at Synergy Face + Body. We will be able to examine your skin, discuss your goals and concerns, and guide you in the right direction as to which filler may be the best option for you and your desired results at this time.

For more information about melasma peels at Synergy Face + Body, please feel free to call us. If you are Inside the Beltline, call
919-335-6372. If you are in Raleigh, call 919-510-5130. You can also contact us online by filling out our online contact form.