Melasma

Melasma is a common skin condition that causes the appearance of brown to gray-brown patches of skin due to the body producing too much melanin, a natural substance that gives color to our hair, skin, and eyes. It usually appears on the face, although it can also develop on the forearms and neck.

No one is really certain exactly what causes melasma, but there are many factors that can trigger it including pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone therapy, cosmetics, and anti-seizure medications. Because melasma is so common during pregnancy, it is sometimes referred to as “the mask of pregnancy.” Sun exposure is also a major melanoma trigger because ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun can increase melanin production.

SkinMedica Lytera 2.0

New Lytera® 2.0 is an advanced Pigment Correcting Serum, formulated to address the appearance of stubborn skin discoloration — regardless of where or why it starts. Hyperpigmentation is the clinical name for any uneven darkening of the skin. This is caused by an excess production of melanin, a pigment that gives skin its color. Some skin discoloration may be temporary. If you are noticing persistent skin discoloration over time, that may indicate a more chronic skin condition. Skin discoloration can have a deeper effect than what’s on the surface. Without a professional diagnosis, many feel at a loss to accurately identify their condition or even how to describe it. Some common terms include: dark spots, blotches, or age spots. Regardless of what it’s called, most people want a solution that restores even skin tone.The only effective non-prescription treatment for Melasma.