Can dermabrasion cause melasma?

I had a dermabrasion treatment that left dark markings on my cheeks. How can I correct it and get my skin back to normal?

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Forever Young MedSpa

Published on Mar 18, 2013

Hormonal changes are the principle cause of melasma. While not very common, microdermabrasion can aggravate the condition, as can sun exposure and exposure to chemicals. Dark markings can also be hyperpigmentation, which is a condition that usually will resolve over a few weeks to months. If not, skin lighteners can be used to help fade the dark spots.

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Answered by Forever Young MedSpa

Hormonal changes are the principle cause of melasma. While not very common, microdermabrasion can aggravate the condition, as can sun exposure and exposure to chemicals. Dark markings can also be hyperpigmentation, which is a condition that usually will resolve over a few weeks to months. If not, skin lighteners can be used to help fade the dark spots.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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