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The Source Of Unwanted Dark Patches

Melasma, often called “the mask of pregnancy,” manifests as unwanted dark patches on the skin. This condition primarily affects women, although it can also occur in men. The appearance of melasma is characterized by irregular, symmetrical patches of brown or grayish pigmentation, typically found on the face, particularly the cheeks, forehead, and upper lip. Melasma can occur because of hormonal changes, sun exposure, and other factors. We offer cutting-edge solutions to treat melasma and reveal a radiant complexion.

Melasma Treatment Corrects:

  • Uneven skin tone caused by melasma pigmentation
  • Dark patches and discoloration on the cheeks, forehead, and upper lip
  • Hyperpigmentation from hormonal changes, sun exposure, genetics, or medications
  • The appearance of a “mask-like” effect on the skin
  • Skin imperfections and blemishes caused by melasma

The Science Behind Melasma Treatment

Each melasma treatment option, including the MedLite C6 device, microneedling, and chemical peels, operates on distinct mechanisms of action. Our expert medical providers conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine the most suitable treatment(s) for your specific melasma concerns, ensuring optimal results and personalized care.

PicoSure Skin Revitalization

We use the advanced PicoSure Laser to target melasma with the utmost precision. Unlike conventional lasers that operate in nanoseconds (one-billionths of a second), the PicoSure Laser operates in the picoseconds (one-trillionths of a second). The advanced picosecond technology can target and break down unwanted pigmented spots and cells 1,000x faster than other laser systems. Fragmenting pigment particles into smaller elements facilitates their removal from the body, helping you achieve a more even skin tone.


Microneedling is a scientifically proven treatment for melasma. The procedure involves using a device equipped with fine needles that create microchannels on the skin’s surface. These tiny punctures stimulate the skin’s natural healing response, triggering collagen and elastin production. This process helps to remodel the damaged skin. As new skin cells are generated, the excessive melanin responsible for dark patches is gradually diminished, leading to a more even skin tone.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin, which causes controlled exfoliation and removal of the damaged outer layers. The chemical solution contains specific ingredients, such as alpha-hydroxy acids or trichloroacetic acid (TCA), that penetrate the skin and promote cellular turnover. As the skin regenerates, the melanin responsible for melasma gradually diminishes, resulting in a more balanced skin tone. Chemical peels also stimulate collagen production to improve skin texture.

Benefits of Melasma Treatment:

  • Reduction in the dark patches and discoloration caused by melasma
  • Improvement in overall skin tone and texture
  • Boost in self-confidence and improved self-esteem
  • Restoration of a more youthful and radiant appearance
  • Enhanced skin clarity and brightness
  • Customized treatment options tailored to individual needs and concerns
  • Professional evaluation and guidance by expert medical providers
  • Effective treatments with no downtime
  • Long-lasting results with proper maintenance and sun protection

Aftercare & Maintenance

After undergoing melasma treatment, proper aftercare and maintenance are crucial for optimal results and long-term skin health. Following the treatment provider’s instructions is essential, including the use of recommended skincare products, sun protection, and avoiding excessive sun exposure. Regularly applying broad-spectrum sunscreen, moisturizing the skin, and gentle cleansing are key components of post-treatment care. Additionally, periodic touch-up treatments and maintenance sessions may be recommended to manage melasma recurrence.

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South Coast MedSpa invites you to embark on a transformative journey to conquer melasma. Take the first step toward achieving a clearer, more radiant complexion by scheduling a consultation with our expert medical providers. During this personalized session, we will assess your unique melasma concerns, discuss suitable treatment options, and create a tailored plan to address your needs. Unlock the path to skin rejuvenation and renewed confidence today.

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