Melasma is commonly known as the “mask of pregnancy,” but it may also be called “the mask of hormones.” This is because melasma appears primarily due to drastic hormonal changes. It is recognized by dark pigmented patches of skin that spreads across the face. While it is very common, it is also very complicated to treat. The dark pigments are produced by overactive melanocytes, and usually patients want to remove that top layer of pigmented skin, in hopes that better, balanced skin is underneath. Melasma treatment does not have to drive you crazy. Here are some Melasma do’s and don’ts that you should consider.
Do Try Laser Treatment
Laser treatment for Melasma removal is probably your best option. The Laser Spectra Peel procedure takes seven to ten sessions, and up to two hours per treatment, depending on the location and severity of your Melasma, and the process is very straight-forward. There are many benefits to using this treatment such as achieving long-term results, an even skin tone, no down time, and more.
Do Apply Sunscreen
One of the most important things you can do to prevent Melasma and protect your skin cells is to use a sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays. Be sure to choose one that is a broad-spectrum sunscreen, and reapply it every three to four hours if you are spending the day outside. This is not a step that you should skip because there are many other skin conditions and health risks caused by long-term exposure to UVA and UVB rays.
Don’t Spend Too Much Time in Saunas and Hot Tubs
Studies have shown that heat can cause your skin to produce extra pigment, through the overproduction of melanocytes. If you are struggling with Melasma, it is a good idea to stay away from places that will make you too hot or sweat.
Don’t Try Homemade Remedies
While home remedies may be an effective solution for treating problems like acne and dry skin, you should be very careful when using these remedies for Melasma. Melasma is a specific and complicated skin condition, and it is always best to work with professionals rather than risking a worse flare-up by taking treatment into your own hands.
Get Rid of Melasma with a Treatment That Works
If you are looking for permanent Melasma removal in Toronto, The Anti Aging Toronto Clinic has the solutions you need. We are proud to offer our clients the best and latest clinical methods to treat various skin conditions, including Melasma. The Spectra Peel treatment is one of our most effective treatments for skin problems, and it has proven to be effective in treating Melasma. We pride ourselves on our ability to educate, guide, and support our patients as they make informed decisions about their skincare, and we strive to always provide the best skin rejuvenation treatments in Toronto. To learn more, contact us by phone at 416.546.4664 or by e-mail at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca. Our skincare specialists can also offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.