Alpharetta and Roswell aesthetic medicine doctor, Naima Cheema MD, offers effective treatment of Melasma and Hyperpigmentation.
What is Melasma?
Melasma is a disorder of pigment producing cells called melanocytes. Melasma is characterized by tan or brown non- inflammatory, symmetric discoloration of the skin, noted in sun exposed areas. It is more commonly observed among the females. Five to ten percent of males are also affected by it. Melasma is more prevalent in individuals with the Fitzpatrick skin type III and IV. Melasma has a strong association with low self-confidence, social anxiety, and depression.
What are the areas most commonly affected by Melasma?
Melasma mostly involves the forehead, cheeks, jawline, skin of upper lip and chin.
What are the risk factors for Melasma?
The exact cause of melasma is uncertain, but following factors have been implicated, all of which significantly increase the melanin production.
- Sun Exposure
- Genetic Predisposition
- Hormonal Influences
- Oral Contraceptives
- Hormone Replacement Therapies
- Ovarian Dysfunction
- Thyroid Dysfunction
- Altered Nutrition
- Cosmetic Chemicals (perfumes)
- Oral Medications
- Antiseizure medicine Phenytoin
- Liver Disease
How can I prevent Melasma?
Melanocytes are stimulated by exposure to UV light and start producing more pigment. Melasma can be prevented by wearing sunscreen with SPF 30 and using hats when outdoors to minimize exposure to harmful sun rays.
What are my treatment options?
At Nexclin Medicine, your melasma treatment with Dr. Naima Cheema is a comprehensive three step process.
Step one:dentifying the causes of melasma
Step two: Treatment of hyperpigmented areas
Step three:Prevention of recurrence of melasma
Please, feel free to ask any questions you may have during your consultation. Please, call 770-558-2873 to schedule your next consultation and Melasma treatment with Dr. Naima Cheema.