Have you heard of the term “mask of pregnancy?” According to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 70% of pregnant women will experience a form of skin discoloration during pregnancy. The breast, nipples, and the face are just some of the places where there will be a change in skin color. Correction of such may prove to be futile during pregnancy, as the dark spots will only continue to grow until after giving birth.
This so-called “mask of pregnancy” is also referred to as chloasma or melasma, a condition that describes dark patches often found in a pregnant woman’s face, particularly on the cheeks, forehead, and nose. Chloasma or melasma can also appear on the forearms, cheeks, jawline, and other parts of the body exposed to the sun. This condition is caused by the overproduction of melanin which results in dark splashes all over the face and other body parts, oftentimes showing in a pattern that is reminiscent of a mask. For some reason, studies have shown that women with darker skin tones are more likely to suffer from this condition than fair-skinned women.
The good news is that melasma often goes away on its own post-pregnancy. However, not every mother is as lucky. There are instances wherein the melasma will not fade away, even after giving birth. In such cases, patients often report feeling embarrassed or self-conscious because of their uneven skin tone and blemishes.
If you’re one of the women who’ve gained dark spots during pregnancy and want to get rid of them for good, you can research on the skin treatments we offer here at Live Gorgeous OC. We offer competitive prices for women who are eligible to undergo skin color correction treatments.
Among the services we offer is the chemical peel, which is very effective in painlessly facilitating skin renewal. The procedure effectively stimulates the skin to shed dead skin more rapidly to reveal the healthy, blemish-free, baby-smooth layer underneath. Unlike other chemical peel treatments, our offerings require little to no downtime. It is also very effective in treating melasma, particularly if the Cosmolan procedure is used.
Aside from these skin color correction treatments, Live Gorgeous OC also offers a host of services that will help you look and feel great, regardless of your age or skin complexion. Among these services are those for skin tightening, hair removal, and wrinkle reduction, among others.
Are you ready to be on your way to living and looking gorgeous? Contact us to book an appointment and for more information.