Melasma in Florida
The board-certified professionals at Suncoast Skin Solutions have been dedicated to providing patients with comprehensive surgical, medical, and cosmetic dermatological care. Our cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical approaches to medical and cosmetic dermatology provide our patients with natural-looking results that require minimal downtime and recovery.
What is Melasma?
Melasma, literally meaning dark skin, is also popularly known as the "pregnancy mask." This common skin condition characterized by small brown or gray spots typically affects the skin on the cheeks, forehead, bridge of the nose, jawline, and areas around the mouth. Although you don't have to be pregnant to be affected by melasma, studies have shown that 90 percent of patients with melasma are women. While not harmful, many patients who have melasma wish to get it treated for cosmetic purposes.
How Much Do Treatments for Melasma Cost?
The cost of your melasma treatments at Suncoast Skin Solutions is going to vary depending on the type of treatment you choose to receive, the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results, and your health insurance coverage. To find out a more accurate cost for your melasma treatments, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with one of our expert staff members.
What Causes Melasma?
Melasma is caused by hyperpigmentation of the skin. This hyperpigmentation typically occurs when an imbalance of estrogen or other female hormones cause the pigment-producing cells in the skin to overstimulate. Patients who typically experience an onset of melasma are women who are pregnant or are taking hormonal birth control pills. Studies have also shown that stress, thyroid issues, and skin tone may all contribute to the appearance of melasma as well.
What Treatments are Available for Melasma?
The board-certified dermatologists and medical professionals at Suncoast Skin Solutions are proud to offer the following treatments for melasma: