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Facial Hyperpigmentation /Melasma

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Dermatology Talk

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LET’S TALK SKIN   with Dr. Sherri Peace

Today’s topic is

What causes of Facial Hyperpigmentation or Melasma

  •  Melasma is caused by the overproduction or packaging of melanin
  • Most people who suffer from Facial Hyperpigmentation are women
  • Overproduction of melanin is caused by genetics, hormones, excess sun exposure, medication, and some diseases
  • Excess Sun exposure causes free radicals which damage melanocytes(the pigment cells)
  • Estrogens stimulate melanin production by stimulating tyrosinase, the enzyme used to make color in the skin
  • Pregnancy, birth control, and hormone replacement can all cause hyperpigmentatiion
  • Treatment for hyperpigmentation include exfoliating the current pigment, inhibiting new color, and sun protection

My name is Dr. Sherri Peace 

I am a board certified Dermatologist. I have been in practice for 20 years specializing in medical,  cosmetic, and surgical dermatology.  I am a Botox and Juvederm Preferred Provider and a Certified Laser Specialist. I would love to meet.

Lets enhance your inner beauty.

Contact me at www.peacemd.com