Melasma is a hormonal skin condition that creates patches of hyperpigmentation.  These darker coloured patches can show up during any phase of life, but can often be linked to periods of hormonal changes.  Melasma is also known as pregnancy mask and can easily be mistaken for sun damage. While sun does cause flare ups of melasma, the treatment protocol for melasma would be slightly different than sun damage, in order to address the underlying issues of melasma. We perform a combination therapy using IPL PhotoRejuvenation, Chemical Peels, Dermaplaning, Microdermabrasion, Prescriptions and Medical Grade Skin Care Products to achieve lightening of the melasma.


We specialize in using combination therapy to help with the internal and external factors that affect melasma.  Some cosmetic treatments can make it worse, that is why we at AFYA focus on the appropriate treatment protocol for melasma and specialize in achieving results safely and effectively.*  That is the AFYA difference!