Yes—you can treat melasma!

Katie Hairston Northwest Arkansas Center for Plastic Surgery & Skin Care Licensed Medical Aesthetician


This annoying skin condition is something I have dealt with my entire adulthood. Although it is not curable it is treatable.

What are some of the common causes of Melasma?

📌 Excessive sun exposure

📌 Hormonal changes

📌Certain medications

In my personal opinion and experience, I do not recommend laser treatments for melasma. Yes, laser is wonderful and effective for sun spots and other skin irregularities but when it comes to melasma, there is a chance that it could make the pigmentation worse.

These are the 3 products that I add to my daily regimen when I am treating my melasma:

  1. ZO Skin Health Pigment Control Creme (4% hydroquinone)

  2. ZO Skin Health Pigment Control Creme + Blending Creme (4% hydroquinone)

  3. ZO Skin Health Wrinkle + Texture Repair

ZO Pigment Control Cremes contain 4% hydroquinone. I use one in the morning and the other creme I use at night mixed, with the ZO Wrinkle + Texture Repair.

It’s very important that you follow this regimen correctly to see results. You only use these products for a handful of months and then you slowly titrate off the hydroquinone and onto another skin brightening product.

At the Northwest Arkansas Center for Plastic Surgery & Skin Care, we work with you to accomplish your goals, and at your comfort level. Come talk to me if you are really wanting to change the look of your skin. I’ll teach you step by step how to incorporate these products.

If you have any questions, please let me know! Call or text 479-571-3100 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

- Katie

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