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Melasma – also sometimes known as Chloasma or ‘Pregnancy Mask’ - is a relatively common skin concern. It is a condition which shows itself as darker patches of skin that occur usually on the face.

It is seen more in women than men, and is particularly common during pregnancy with approximately 50% of pregnant women experiencing the condition. It is non-cancerous, is more common in darker skin tones, and looks more prominent in the summer.

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What Causes: Melasma

The exact cause behind why you may or may not develop melasma isn’t known. It may occur due to fluctuations in hormone levels which could explain the prevalence of this condition during pregnancy. However, it can also occur due to sun exposure, and taking hormone medication like HRT and birth control pills.

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Melasma Treatment  

Melasma may disappear of its own accord – especially if you’ve experienced it during pregnancy, after which, once your hormones return to normal, you may see that, so too, does your skin tone. However, if your melasma is proving tricky to shift there are certain treatment options available to you at Este. They are -

Visia Digital Skin Analysis

Visia Digital Skin Analysis

When we use the Visia Digital Skin Analysis to assess your skin, we are using a tool that allows us to see deep below the surface layer of your skin and detect a multiple of potential concerns. This advanced technology allows us to pick up on issues such as spots, wrinkles, texture, pores, UV spots, scars, red areas, porphyrins and more.

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