It’s called the mask of pregnancy, or Melasma, and it’s a common skin condition that affects millions of women.
So who’s at risk? Doctors say pregnant women, sun worshippers, women taking hormones and birth control pills, and women with darker skin tones are at the greatest risk for developing Melasma.
Melasma is more than just one or two age spots, it’s patches of brown spots that form a mask-like appearance in areas like the forehead, cheeks, or jaw line. But Melasma is not something you have to live with. Doctors say from over-the-counter-creams, to chemical peels and lasers, there are treatments out there that don’t have to strain your pocketbook.
Watch tonight’s story to find out your options, including a cream under $5 voted by Allure Magazine as one of their best of beauty buys for 2010! Remember, Melasma is a skin condition that should be diagnosed and treated by your dermatologist, who can prescribe the best treatment options for your specific skin type.
If you have any questions about tonight’s story, as always, feel free to email me at Catherine@wgno.com.
For more information on the doctors featured in tonight’s story:
Dr. Mary Lupo, Board Certified Dermatologist
504-288-2381 (Located in Lakeview in the Smith/Lupo Building at 145 Robert E. Lee Blvd.)
Dr. Sarah Jackson, Board Certified Dermatologist
504-895-DERM (Located Uptown in the Touro Medical Office Building on 3525 Prytania Street)
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