Do you have patchy pigmentation that has enlarged over time on your cheeks, forehead or upper lip? You may have melasma or mask of pregnancy. This skin condition is believed to be caused by hormonal imbalance, most commonly affecting women.
Treatment for this skin condition is often ineffective. It may never go away, the key is to make it lighter and less visible and avoid progression. Protection against sun exposure is a key factor.
At Pua Manu MedSpa, we take several approaches to control the pigmentation avoiding the use of Hydroquinone (HQ), a topical depigmenting agent, that has been linked to breast cancer in several studies in Europe.*
We have recently purchased the Icon XF from Palomar, the only FDA approved device for the treatment of Melasma.
Come in for a FREE consultation! Each individual need is different and a personal regimen will be built around your skin needs.
*Aragon, Britta. “Toxin Alert: Hydroquinone-Lightening Discoloration Isn’t Worth the Increased Cancer Risk.” CV Skinlabs, 26 June 2009, cvskinlabs.com/toxin-alert-hydroquinone-lightening-discoloration-isnt-worth-the-increased-cancer-risk/.