Melasma is often referred to as "Pregnancy Mask." This is because melasma is thought to be related to hormones. This condition is very common in Arizona, as it is also thought to be related to sun exposure.
Melasma appears as dark symmetrical spots on the face, most often on the forehead, cheeks and mustache area. Excess amounts of melanin (skin pigmentation) collects in different layers in the skin. It is very common, especially in women.
Melasma can be dramatically improved with medical grade skin care regimen, chemical peels and laser treatments. The providers at Contact CLEAR Dermatology
can determine the best treatment for your skin type.