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Melasma in San Diego, CA

If you’ve gotten dark patches of skin on your face or stomach while pregnant, you may have melasma. With the help of dermatologist, Dr. Faryal Siddiqui, La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic is proud to offer treatments for melasma to patients in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California.

What is Melasma?

Melasma is a common skin condition that causes dark brown or gray patches of skin to appear around the cheeks, forehead, bridge of the nose, and chin. While men are able to develop melasma, more than 90 percent of all cases affect women who have undergone hormonal changes through pregnancy or menopause. Because of this, you may often hear melasma referred to as “the mask of pregnancy.” While melasma is not dangerous in any way, patients often seek treatment for their melasma to restore their naturally even and radiant complexion.

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What Causes Melasma?

Melasma is most often caused by hormonal imbalances in women. While stress, thyroid disease, and exposure to UV light are factors that may contribute to the development of melasma, doctors most often attribute this condition to changes in birth control, hormonal therapy, pregnancy, and menopause. Patients who have deeper skin tones are often more likely to develop melasma throughout their lifetime.

How Do I Know if I Have Melasma?

Melasma is typically characterized by the symmetrical appearance of brown or gray patches of skin on the:

  • Cheeks
  • Forehead
  • Bridge of the nose
  • Chin

If you believe you have melasma and are interested in seeking treatment, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Siddiqui and the expert medical team at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic. We’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve the beautiful, healthy skin you deserve.

How is Melasma Treated?

Because everyone’s body is different, each melasma treatment will be tailored to the patient. Treatment for your melasma may include one or more of our Signature Services. During your private consultation, Dr. Siddiqui will develop a personalized treatment plan to help you treat your melasma and achieve the beautiful, healthy skin you deserve.

How Much Do Melasma Treatments Cost?

The cost of your melasma treatments will vary depending on the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results. La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic accepts coverage from most insurance plans. To get a more accurate estimate of your treatment cost, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation.

Get rid of your melasma to reveal your radiant, healthy skin. To learn more about melasma treatments for men and women in San Diego, Encinitas, La Mesa, El Cajon, and surrounding areas of California, contact us at La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic today to schedule a consultation.

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