Back in the day, when you thought of surgical fat removal, you’d have been right to imagine a major medical procedure with weeks of downtime and pain and all of the risks that came with it including excessive bleeding and bruising and the need for a general anesthesia. But times have changed, and there are SO many new options!
Do you ever feel like hormones are the teething of womanhood? What’s this <insert strange bodily development>? Ah, must be hormones. Well another fun result of those pesky regulating substances chugging around our bodies is something called Melasma - or more commonly, the mask of pregnancy. As if pregnancy wasn’t scary enough without bringing a mask in to it. But I digress…melasma translates from the Greek word for dark, and that’s exactly what it is. Dark brown/grey patches of skin that develop, typically on the face, although they can also appear on the body, most notably on the forearms. Melasma can show up during periods of hormonal disturbance, most commonly pregnancy or while taking birth control, but can also happen without hormonal fluctuations and can even happen in men.
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