Find successful melasma treatment in Portland
Melasma isn’t a health threat, but this condition causes irregular patches of dark skin on the forehead, cheeks, nose, and upper lip. That hyperpigmentation mars the look of your complexion, sometimes with emotional side effects. Dr. Adam Maddox and his aesthetic team at Thrive have some beautiful solutions for successful melasma treatment in Portland.
About seven million people have melasma. Anyone can develop it, but melasma is more common in those with darker skin tones, such as Mediterranean, Indian, Middle Eastern, Asian, or North African descent. Ninety percent of melasma cases are women. The exact causes are not yet known, but the occurrence of melasma appears to be linked to hormonal changes (pregnancy, use of oral contraceptives, menopause, and hormone replacement therapy), especially in conjunction with sun exposure. Genetic predisposition and thyroid problems also play a role.
Over-the-counter topical depigmenting agents may temporarily fade the discoloration, but if you have melasma, you want effective treatment that lasts. We customize an action plan that’s right for your skin type and lifestyle. Our solutions include:
- Laser therapy – Our state of the art treatment delivers optimal results with a minimally invasive technique. We use the Revlite 1064 laser to resolve discoloration while stimulating natural collagen production, for a gorgeous complexion. Multiple sessions (up to 12) are required for full resolution, but there is no downtime with this gentle method. This newest generation of Nd:YAG laser harnesses 60 percent more energy in a carefully control pulse dispersion. Treatment creates a photo-thermal in targeted skin tissue.
- Chemical peels – Medical grade complexion peels by SkinMedica can be an effective adjunct to laser therapy for melasma patients. Our popular Vitalize peel fights melasma and photodamage with a serious combination of chemicals that strip away dull surface skin cells for a natural radiance. Rejuvenize penetrates even deeper.
- UV protection – We’ll counsel you on ways to minimize exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays that trigger and worsen melasma. We recommend that you apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher every day and be cautious about being in the sun.
Portland’s complexions are Thrive’s passion. We want you to love what you see when you look in the mirror, and we understand the impact melasma can have on your self-image. Call us today at (503) 928-6505 to rejuvenate your skin tone with modern, minimally invasive methods that really work.Back to Blog Page