Melasma/Skin Lightening Treatment
What is Melasma?
Melasma causes brown blotches on your face or other places where skin is exposed to the sun. The Miami Center For Dermatology encourages you to wear sunscreen and a hat while in the sun to treat your skin, since the most common place for these brown spots to occur is on the forehead. Common symptoms found in patients include brown or grayish blotches on the cheeks, forehead, bridge of the nose, above the upper lip, and chin. There are four types of skin discoloration found with Melasma, these include epidermal, dermal, mixed and a nameless type found on people with a darker pigmentation.
- Sun exposure (UV light from the sun)
- Hormonal changes
- Skin product
Melasma is a common skin issue among women, it is said that about 6 million women in the U.S. have Melasma. Melasma/brown spots treatment in Miami is offered by professional dermatologist Dr. Deborah Longwill at the Miami Center for Dermatology. Dr. Longwill has a loyal patient following, she takes the time to learn about each of her patients lifestyle habits, family history and more in order to provide the best advice and quality skin care products, which are available on Dr. Longwill’s Skin Care online shop.