Category: Melasma

Understanding Melasma and its Treatments

Clear, beautiful skin is the goal of every patient who visits the Skin and Laser Surgery Center of New England. This is why the development of imperfections can often cause patients to visit with a dermatological professional for understanding melasma laser treatment. Patients who have developed gray or brown patches on the face may be… Read More »

Why did I develop melasma during my pregnancy?

Pregnancy can be an exciting time, but it can also come with changes of the body that might surprise you. The fluctuation of hormones can not only impact your emotional state, but it can even trigger changes in your skin. One common condition that occurs during pregnancy is that of melasma. Also known as the… Read More »

Frequently asked questions about melasma

At the Skin and Laser Surgery Center of New England, we see many patients throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts who struggle with certain medical and cosmetic conditions on the face and body. One condition that can be troubling for patients is melasma. Melasma causes discoloration on the face that can increase in severity with heat… Read More »

What causes melasma?

What causes melasma? and its treatment options! Melasma is a condition that can impact the coloration of the skin. At the Skin and Laser Surgery Center of New England, we provide the diagnosis and treatment options for patients with melasma. Our team of professionals can help patients understand the causes behind their condition and seek… Read More »

What is melasma and why is it called the “mask of pregnancy?”

Patients who have developed patches of gray, brown, or red on the skin may be dealing with a condition known as melasma. Melasma, medically known as chloasma, is a skin condition that can result in pigmentation changes. It occurs because the melanocytes, the cells in the skin that produce pigmentation, produce too much—creating patches of… Read More »

Understanding melasma and treatment options

When men and women find that their skin begins to change in color, often with patches of brown or gray, they may be concerned as to what condition they are dealing with. The dermatologists at the Skin and Laser Surgery Center of New England are pleased to offer the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such… Read More »

FAQ: What Causes Melasma?

Having the perfect complexion is something that everyone wants but that few people have. If you have noticed that you have started to develop either brown or grey patches across your face, then you may have a skin condition called melasma. But what is melasma and how can it be treated? Let’s take a closer… Read More »

3 Causes of Melasma

It can seem like women get all of the fun: monthly menstrual cycles, childbirth, and skin conditions like melasma. Melasma is a skin condition that is primarily prevalent in females and occurs when the color-making skin cells (melanocytes) produce too much color and leave patients with grey-brown or brown patches. Even though most patients get… Read More »

What to Know About Pregnancy Melasma

There are many fears that women have during pregnancy. Is my baby healthy? Am I gaining too much weight? Will my hair fall out? And although the most valid concern is for the health and safety of you and your unborn baby, it’s also important to know what things are considered normal and what changes… Read More »

Pregnancy Woes: How to Easily Cover Up Melasma

For some women, pregnancy is a beautiful time in their life filled with joy, excitement, and a radiant pregnancy glow. However, for other women, pregnancy can seem more like a big prank with morning sickness, back pains, and melasma. If you have started to get brown or gray patches across your face during your pregnancy,… Read More »