Advanced Pigment/Melasma in McAllen, TX
Advanced pigment (hyperpigmentation) is known as a skin condition called Melasma (chloasma), or most recently known as the “mask of pregnancy”. You aren’t alone. Melasma is present in 15% to 50% of pregnant patients. The prevalence varies depending on the population but up to 33% will be diagnosed with melasma at some point. Trusted Melasma experts at Beautique Medical Spa specialize in treating melasma and other types of hyperpigmentation with customized products, chemical peels, and laser therapies. We offer complimentary consultations in order for you to get to know our practitioners more and to customize a specially unique treatment plan that will help us, help you, achieve your skin goals.
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Learn More About Advanced Pigment/Melasma in McAllen
What is Advanced Pigment/Melasma?
Melasma is characterized as a hyperpigmentation disorder of the skin in which brown or gray-brown patches of melasma appear most often on the cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin. It occurs because of the overproduction of the cells that make the color of your skin. A common condition that can be treated and resolved over time.
What Causes Melasma?
Melasma is predominantly caused by sun exposure and a change in hormones. Other possible causes may include anti-seizure medications, birth control, hypothyroidism, tanning beds, and cosmetics.
Who is Most Prevalent to Melasma?
Melasma is particularly common in women due to hormone imbalance. Pregnant women are more likely to get melasma than anyone else.
How is Melasma Treated?
At Beautique Medical Spa Dr. Sanchez and his skin specialist team have extensively researched and have created proprietary protocols in order for us to treat your melasma.
Sun Protection (SPF)
While sun protection may not treat melasma, it most certainly will help prevent discoloration of the skin. This is the most basic and essential part of any treatment regimen for beautifully radiant skin as long-term maintenance.
The dark spots on the skin mean you are in need of skin lightening creams also known as pigment inhibiting products. Topical creams contain certain ingredients such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, ascorbic acid, retinoid, and azelaic acid.
However, sometimes these products cannot solely reverse melasma effects, or may not be well tolerated by certain types of skin which is why we offer products such as Lyterra 2.0 and Cyspera. Two products that are safe for all skin types, can be used with lasers and can be used long term without any harmful effects. Although products can be used alone for results when coupled with other treatments like chemical peels and lasers the results are usually much more effective.
A chemical peel is used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin. It is intended to remove the outermost layer of the skin, removing dead cells and uneven tones. A very effective treatment in reducing the appearance of pigment in the skin from melasma, sun damage, and acne to name a few. We use the VI Peel Precision to treat advanced pigment as part of our protocols when it is the best option for the client. Learn more about the many benefits and options we offer.
Laser & Light Treatment
McAllen’s Beautique Medical Spa prides itself in providing the very best in laser technology. Some clients wish to speed up the process of their unwanted skin discoloration and our lasers can get them there.
All of these non-invasive treatments utilize rejuvenating wavelengths of light or produce high-intensity laser beams with very short pulse durations to initiate cellular repair while you relax.
However, it is always best to first schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our skincare experts to determine which laser and light would work best with treating your melasma. Please click here or give us a call/text at (956) 664- 1234.
This minimally abrasive instrument gently sands your skin and is used to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, and stretch marks. By treating the texture of the skin with this type of exfoliation, we find that lasers and products penetrate much deeper and more effectively which helps provide better results. Learn more on the many benefits of microdermabrasion.
This minimally abrasive instrument inserts tiny needles into the skin for rejuvenation and collagen production. It helps reduce the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, fine lines, melasma, and improves the effectiveness of topical products. This treatment pairs great with topical products used to treat your skin discoloration for maximum results. Learn more on the many benefits of microneedling.
The proposed Q-Switch laser treatment for the client was favorable, and the results showed follow-through improvements with a more even skin tone and decreased hyperpigmentation.
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Invest in Your Skin – Treat Your Melasma
Our medical experts at Beautique Medical Spa can help you deal with melasma. Schedule a consultation and we will answer any questions and provide the treatment options which suits your need best. Find out how our proprietary protocol treatments can target your skin concerns.
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