Melasma causes spots of brown or gray hyperpigmentation.
It can be a major cause of concern for many women, especially after a pregnancy. It’s most commonly found on the face, including the bridge of the nose, cheeks, forehead, and upper lips. Since melasma stems from a melanocyte (color-making cells) malfunction, it is more likely to affect people with darker skin tones.
There are four main types of melasma that could form:
Epidermal: affects the superficial layers of the skin and are easier to get rid of.
Dermal: stems from melanophages, which are cells that ingest melanin.
Mixed: a combination of epidermal and dermal melasma.
Unnamed type in dark skin: caused by an excess of melanocytes.
Causes of melasma
Common ages we see with melasma
$ | Sessions 1-3
Our facial peels shed away the top layer of your skin to remove melasma and hyperpigmentation. Once your skin finishes peeling, you’ll have fresh, smooth, and soft skin.
$ | Sessions 1-3
Through superfine salt particles, the SaltFacial gently exfoliates the top layer of skin to remove cells affected by hyperpigmentation. After, ultrasound technology helps penetrate the skin with antioxidant-rich serums. The first 1 to 2 treatments exfoliate the skin and clean out your pores, and a monthly treatment maintains the skin-clearing results.
$ | Sessions 3
The SkinPen is an FDA-cleared microneedling device used to treat melasma and boost collagen production. Using your body's own platelet-rich plasma or human-derived exosomes, growth factors continue rejuvenating the skin for long-term results.
A med spa you can trust.
The Lifestyle Center is dedicated to not only treating but educating our patients. Located in Ladue, MO, we’re proud to offer the widest selection of aesthetic procedures in the area to help you fight against melasma for a clear, even complexion. We are not a one-and-done provider, rather we take a wholistic approach to help you look and feel your best. Each patient enjoys:
More than 30 FDA-approved medical devices
A professional staff with over 70 years of combined experience in the aesthetic industry
Unmatched variety of procedures and treatments
Medical Director on-site daily