Do you remember the bright pink “zink” sunscreen from the 1980’s? This is actually a physical blocking sunscreen. Why is this important? Well, physical blocking sunscreens sit on the surface of the skin and reflect UV light away your skin cells in order to prevent Ultraviolet Light (UV) induced damage. I often hear from patients …
The Piazza Center for Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care
7900 Farm to Market Road 1826, Bldg 2, Suite 206
Austin, TX 78737
Phone: (512) 288-8200
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
At our skin care center in Austin I am frequently asked about melasma? Melasma is a light to dark skin discoloration that appears on sun-exposed areas of the face. Although it can affect anyone, Melasma is particularly common in women, especially pregnant woman and those who are taking oral or patch contraceptives. During pregnancy it …