Melasma Treatment

In Chicago

PROCEDURE TIME
4-6 HOURS
RECOVERY TIME
12-21 DAYS

Melasma, a skin condition characterized by distinct dark patches often induced by hormonal shifts or sun exposure, can significantly affect one’s confidence and skin appearance. These patches, while benign, might create an uneven skin tone and a prematurely aged look, leading to frustration and dissatisfaction. Impressions Face + Body in Chicago offers specialized and effective solutions for melasma, including a variety of procedures tailored to address this specific concern.

Melasma Removal in Chicago

At Impressions Face + Body, we understand the challenges melasma brings and are dedicated to providing advanced treatment options. Our expert team employs a range of effective methods, from carefully executed chemical peels to advanced laser therapy, all designed to suit your individual skin needs. By focusing on personalized care, we aim to restore the natural balance and beauty of your skin, helping you regain confidence in your appearance.

What Is Melasma?

Melasma is a harmless and common condition that causes dark patches to appear on your skin. They usually impact the complexion of the face but can sometimes appear in different areas of the body. Many adults get melasma on their:

  • Cheeks
  • Nose
  • Forehead
  • Upper lip
  • Arms
  • Neck

While these patches do not pose a risk to your overall health, they can negatively impact your self-image. If these patches have started to show up on your body or face, then contact the specialists at Impressions Face + Body. They will assist in diagnosing the issue and choosing the right treatment for your particular condition.

What Causes Melasma?

Generally, melasma occurs when the body overproduces melanin. This is the pigment in the skin as a result of too many hormones or overexposure to the sun. In addition to them forming from being under the sun for too long, women often get melasma patches as a result of increased hormones during menopause or pregnancy. Due to this fact, melasma is sometimes referred to as the “mask of pregnancy.” Additionally, teens or adults who are taking birth control are at risk of developing these patches as well.

Melasma Treatments

Our range of treatments varies in intensity of approach and whether you want to target other aspects of your skin or just your melasma.

Laser Treatments

Laser therapies use light and thermal energy to improve your skin’s tone and texture. The light energy pierces below the exterior of your skin to improve hyperpigmentation. The results mean skin that is equally toned throughout the body and face.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are one of the ideal therapies for this condition as they are used to remove the outer layers of the skin. This process reveals a much younger and even skin tone underneath.

Chicago’s Trusted Melasma Specialists

All the Impressions Face + Body specialists are trained at the highest caliber and led by world-renowned surgeons, like Dr. Steven Dayan. Only the best professionals and high-quality treatments can remove the deep and dark shades of melasma thoroughly, and we offer an in-depth range of treatments so you can find the best fit for you.

How much does sun spot removal cost in Chicago?
Depending on the severity of your melasma and the specific treatment you choose to have, the cost can vary greatly. We will always give you a detailed cost breakdown in your consultation with us.
What Can I Do if My Melasma Doesn’t Go Away?

If your melasma has not gone away after a few months of having it and you aren’t pregnant or taking contraception / hormone-based medication, then you should seek professional help. Before starting any therapy for melasma, your specialist at Dr. Dayan will examine your skin and evaluate your condition. This is done because melasma can tend to resemble other skin conditions, and an accurate diagnosis will ensure the proper treatment.

The technicians and specialists at our clinic are skincare and melasma pros. Dr. Dayan and his team will thoroughly examine your skin while reviewing your family and medical history. Once everything has been discussed and examined, your expert will develop a customized melasma treatment plan.

Will Melasma Disappear on its Own?

It depends on your condition. With all blemishes on one’s skin, each patient’s condition is unique. Therefore, it all depends on different factors. These can include:

  • You are taking hormone-based medications
  • A fluctuation in hormones due to pregnancy
  • Use of contraception

Those who are pregnant and develop these patches usually see them fade within a couple of months once hormones have returned to normal. However, if you are constantly taking contraception or hormone-based medications, then they may go away.

Additionally, if the cause of your melasma is not caused by any of the issues mentioned above, your skin discoloration probably won’t go away on its own. Without treatment, melasma patched can last for years and become impossible to get rid of on your own.

How Can I Prevent Developing Melasma?

As one of the leading causes of melasma is overexposure to the sun, one of the best ways to avoid it is to wear lots of sunscreens and cover up when outside. This also goes towards people who use tanning beds often. Constant exposure to UV light can be extremely harmful to the skin causing melasma and other skin conditions.

However, if you are someone who is constantly taking contraception or hormone-based medication, it would be best to talk with your doctor about possible alternatives. But you should first get examined by a specialist like Dr. Dayan to determine the true cause of your melasma patches. If you are pregnant and have developed melasma, wait for a little while until your hormones get back in check.

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