There is a lot of controversy about Melasma and how to treat it. I have spent years researching and experimenting with different treatments for Melasma with varying results. After years of treating the condition’s brown or grey-brown patches, I have come to the conclusion that Melasma is directly activated by the adrenal glands.
When your adrenals are fatigued, your hormones can become unbalanced and this can lead to an unbalanced production of melanin by the melanocytes.
Melasma is much different than Hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is a superficial pigmentation on the outer layers of the skin that can easily be treated with topical esthetic treatments in the spa. Melasma, on the other hand, is an internal condition that is directly linked to hormonal imbalance, hence the number of pregnant women that experience Melasma (and some women also develop the condition after the birth of their baby).
The adrenal glands are small structures attached to the top of each kidney. The human body has two adrenal glands that release the chemicals known as hormones into the bloodstream. Our hormones affect many functions of the human body.
I have so many clients come to me that have been to every specialist to try to cure their Melasma, only to be let down by expensive treatments, creams and chemicals that actually cause more imbalance in the body. I hear the stories of women who are frustrated and have spent thousands of dollars only to look in the mirror to see no results.
Here’s why: Melasma can not be treated topically. It is an internal condition. Lasers and prescription creams can actually exacerbate the condition by triggering the melanocytes to overreact thus causing more Melasma. I have had success with my clients by simply suggesting a lifestyle change and a healthy diet. The results are significant and clients are shocked that all along they had the answers right in their local health food store and now right here in the Amy Rae Aesthetics’ growing collection of nutritional supplements.