Sun Damage & Melasma Formation


Sun Damage & Melasma Formation

Our skin has a love-hate relationship with the sun. On the one hand, a little bit of sun can give us the beautiful bronze tone so many covet. On the other, too much sun over time can cause a wide range of skin issues like wrinkles, spots, and moles. If your skin shows signs of sun damage or melasma formation, the team at Aspire OMS is here to help!

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Why Does the Sun Damage Our Skin?


he ultraviolet radiation of sun rays penetrates our skin cells, causing changes to the very DNA within those cells. These alterations lead to the formation of spots, discoloration, and other anomalies. The more your skin is exposed to the sun over a lifetime, the more likely and prominent those skin conditions will become.

What is Melasma?

Melasma is a sun-damage-induced condition that causes several visible effects on your skin, like patches, discoloration, and spots. This ailment can be triggered by hormonal changes, making it especially common in pregnant women. Melasma is relatively common, but because it can look differently depending on the person, it is often mistaken for other conditions.

Treating Melasma

We have several methods of treating melasma and other sun damage to the skin. Our treatment options include:

Are You Looking for Melasma Treatment?

Aspire OMS is dedicated to giving your skin the love it needs. If you are ready to glow, get in touch with our office and schedule your first visit today!

Why an oral surgeon vs. dentist?

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons receive specialized training to treat a variety of conditions affecting the head, neck, face, mouth, and jaws. Although a general dentist may perform simple tooth extractions -- more complex surgeries, such as removing wisdom teeth, are what we are specifically trained to do. Plus, we have advanced equipment to make procedures more affordable, and significantly more comfortable, for you to have the best overall experience.


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