Melasma is a skin condition which presents as brown of gray-brown spots or patches. Melasma is more common in women and is typically brought on from hormonal changes such as pregnancy or using birth control pills; melasma is often referred to as ‘the mask of pregnancy. Sun exposure and heat can worsen the appearance of melasma or cause melasma that has been lightened or subdued to represent itself. All too often, melasma is treated in the same way other hyperpigmentation is treated, such as sun damage. Some treatments that are suitable for sun damage may actually worsen melasma. For this reason, it’s important to consult with a reputable skin care expert before undergoing treatment.

Treatment options

Microneedling with Infusion delivers serums under the skin to correct a number of skin conditions including melasma.

Active FX is a fractional Co2 laser that provides an overall resurfacing of the skin’s outer layer which helps to improve melasma.

Venus is an Erbium YAG laser which provides improvement to a variety of skin conditions including melasma.

PICO Genesis laser uses high peak power with a strong, non-thermal, photomechanical effect to shatter pigment without causing thermal damage to the surrounding tissue which minimizes downtime.

Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser treatment that refreshes skin from the inside out. The Permea hand piece allows us to specifically target hyperpigmentation from melasma.

Skin Pen II is a Microneedling device that improves many skin imperfections including melasma.

VI Peel is a chemical peel that offers varying levels depending on your skin type and conditions. The VI Peel and VI Peel Precision Plus both offer excellent options for the improvement of melasma.

HydraFacial M.D. is a relaxing yet corrective treatment that instantly brightens and improves skin. A regular series of HydraFacial M.D. treatments can minimize the appearance of melasma. The addition of specialized ‘Boosters’ allow us to further target hyperpigmentation.

Dermaplaning is a facial treatment that uses a special tool to gently exfoliate the skin’s outer layer. A regular series of treatments can improve sun damage.

Skin Care Products. A quality, at-home skin care regimen is an important part of keeping your skin youthful. We offer a number of products that will help correct and reverse melasma.

For all your melasma treatments, visit Dr. Mirabile in Overaland Park.  The Mirabile M.D. team serve melasma patients in the Kansas City area.