It gets worse before it gets better….a patient comes into our office not too long ago.Most days she doesn’t want to leave her house because people are always staring at the dark melasma patches across her face. Like her, there are over five million Americans suffering from Melasma who are also experiencing depression and low self-esteem because of it. What is Melasma?Melasma is caused when the cells that create melanin are hyper-functional, and overproduce pigment. It gets worse in the summer - The heightened UV Index during summer means days upon days of melanocyte stimulation, causing dormant melasma to become activated and existing melanin to further darken. Treating MelasmaThe VIPeel Precision Plus not only lifts and exfoliates epidermal pigmentation (existing pigmentation) but it also suppresses future dark spots through use of Hydroquinone and Kojic Acid. Keep in mind that treating melasma takes time. Clients should expect 5-7 treatments to see a reduction in pigments. Also, since we’re lifting the pigment, your skin might get worse before it gets better. Is VIPeel right for me?Ideally we will want to do a skin assessment so we can give you the most personalized skincare solution.