Melasma is a tan or dark skin discoloration. Although it can affect anyone, melasma is particularly common in women, especially pregnant women and those who are taking oral or patch contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy medications.
The symptoms of melasma are dark, irregular well demarcated hyperpigmented macules to patches commonly found on the upper cheek, nose, lips, upper lip, and forehead. These patches often develop gradually over time. Melasma does not cause any other symptoms beyond the cosmetic discoloration. Melasma is also common in pre-menopausal women. It is thought to be enhanced by surges in certain hormones. While a lot of women learn to live with it, not knowing that they can fade it effectively, melasma can be unsightly and can affect a person’s self-esteem.
The good news is that a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon understands the need of women who are suffering from melasma and have developed Scarguard™ Lightening Serum — the perfect solution to fade and lighten these unsightly spots. Scarguard Lightening Serum uses a proprietary blend of multiple lighteners. This combination of dermatological and homeopathic ingredients has been engineered to act synergistically to lighten dark brown scars and other skin discolorations.