Melasma — What can I do?

Think of melasma as oversized age spots. These brownish or grayish patchy areas are caused by a high concentration of melanin in the skin. No one knows why the condition exists, and although we do know that it’s not really a skin disease but rather a benign pigmentation, we cannot pinpoint an exact cause. Genetics likely play a role as does sun exposure and skin cell damage.

If you’re suffering from regions of darkened skin and are seeking treatment options, we can help. Various treatments exist for the reduction of visible symptoms of melasma. It’s very important to consult with us prior to making any decision concerning treatment. Everyone’s skin is different, and the best treatment option is determined after a consultation and thorough examination.

Melasma: Chronic but Not Dangerous

Melasma isn’t some visible sign of a more serious medical condition, so rest easy knowing that you aren’t dealing with anything that actually threatens your health. Having said that, let’s focus on the obvious problem, and that’s visibility. The visual signs of melasma can really lower your self-confidence. You may feel that others see you as a sickly person in dire need of help. It can be humiliating to go out in public.

Fraxel Laser Resurfacing

Laser energy can be used to break apart some of the affected tissue and stimulate collagen production in the treated area. Fraxel laser resurfacing can not only reduce melasma, but it can also rejuvenate the skin and improve the overtone, texture, and quality of the skin.

Melasma Peel 

This chemical peel is specifically designed to treat melasma and reduce the appearance of pigmentation. Our peel is safe and effectively used on all skin types and can improve the appearance of your skin with just one treatment. We also offer regular chemical peels that can be customized to fit your needs.


Similar to how laser resurfacing stimulates collagen production, micro-needling does the same thing, only without lasers. Micro-needling also promotes the production of elastin, which improves the tone and texture of the skin. This treatment is most effective on patients with mild cases of melasma.

Get More Information

To find out which option will work best for you, call All About Me Medical Day Spa to learn more. You don’t have to live with highly visible melasma symptoms. You can do something about it right now. Contact our office today, located in San Diego, CA, to schedule your consultation!

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