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Melasma is a common skin condition that causes dark patches or spots on the face, most often on the cheeks, forehead, chin, and upper lip. It is more common in women than in men, and it is often triggered by sun exposure, pregnancy, or certain medications.

What Causes Melasma?

The exact cause of melasma is unknown, but it is thought to be caused by a combination of factors, including:

  • Sun exposure: Sun exposure can trigger the production of melanin, the pigment that gives skin its color. When too much melanin is produced, it can lead to melasma.

  • Pregnancy: Hormonal changes during pregnancy can also trigger melasma.

  • Certain medications: Some medications, such as oral contraceptives and certain hormone replacement therapies, can also trigger melasma.

  • Skin color: People with darker skin tones are more likely to develop melasma.

Melasma Treatment at Avo Medical Aesthetics

Avo Medical Aesthetics offers a variety of innovative treatments for melasma, if not treated properly you may develop hyperpigmentation.

  • LaseMD ULTRA is a state-of-the-art laser treatment that uses non-ablative fractionated technology to gently resurface the skin and reduce the appearance of melasma.

  • Chemical peels: Chemical peels use a variety of acids to exfoliate the skin and remove the top layer of damaged skin cells. This can help to reduce the appearance of melasma and reveal brighter, more even-toned skin underneath.

  • Topical medications, such as hydroquinone and azelaic acid, Kojic Acid can be used to lighten the appearance of melasma.


Schedule a Consultation Today

To learn more about melasma treatment options at Avo Medical Aesthetics, schedule a consultation with our experienced medical provider today. We will assess your individual needs and develop a customized treatment plan to help you achieve your desired results.



What Is Hyperpigmentation?

Pigmentation is the coloring of our skin. Hyperpigmentation is when sections of our skin may become darker than others, resembling brown spots in appearance. While this skin imperfection is typically harmless to our health, it can make people feel bothered by their appearance. If you are discomforted with how brown spots are affecting your image, consult with our medical staff and see which of our treatment options may be right for you!

What Causes Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is caused by the body’s extensive production of melanin, which is the component in our skin that is responsible for its coloring. The most well-known influence of hyperpigmentation is sun exposure. As our body soak up great amounts of UV light, our melanocytes (the cells in charge of skin coloration) are stimulated, creating darker pigmentation.

Hyperpigmentation and brown spots can also be created from pregnancy, as well as be a side effect for certain prescriptions like antibiotics.

What Treatment Options Do We Offer To Clear Up Hyperpigmentation?

  • Medical grade Chemical Peels are a revitalizing key to help deteriorate pigment and brown spots for an even skin tone!

  • LaseMD® is an advanced non-ablative fractionated laser that uses gentle heating to help fade unwanted pigment!

  • IPL – Intense Pulsed Light is a highly accurate treatment option to correct skin tone on various areas of the skin for a clearer look.


Avo Medical Aesthetics specializes in physician-regulated non-surgical aesthetics to help bring your beauty to light. Our medical staff’s highest priority is your safety and satisfaction on the road to achieving your aesthetic goals. Explore our treatment options and find out how we can improve your image! Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment!

Our board-certified aesthetics practitioner Melissa, will be more than happy to go over all the details that may concern you on the day of your scheduled consultation. This way we ensure that our prospective patients leave with a complete understanding as to what the procedure entails, and all their questions are answered.

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