"Melasma may be caused by a hormonal imbalance, the use of oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy," says Dr. Jonathon Weiss, an Atlanta area dermatologist. "Genetics also plays a role. However, sun exposure can trigger or worsen the appearance of the condition."
Although Melasma is common in women of all races, Latina women have the highest prevalence of the condition. Research documents that non-white patients have a 30 percent higher probability of pigmentation disorders than white patients. While 50 or 70 percent of pregnant women will exhibit some degree of Melasma, the incidence of Melasma in Hispanic pregnant women is as high as 80 percent. Of the Hispanic women who develop the condition during pregnancy, 30 percent will have the condition for a lifetime without proper treatment.
However, a new cosmetic treatment call Cosmelan depigmentation has proven to be effective in treating Melasma. In 99 per cent of the cases the disappearance of the treated blemish (mainly Melasma) improves by 95 per cent. And many doctors in the San Diego area are using Cosmelan with their patients.
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