melasma treatments in St. Louis

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

Sun Exposure
Skin Tone


Common ages we see with melasma


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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:


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More than 30 FDA-approved medical devices

A professional staff with over 70 years of combined experience in the aesthetic industry

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