At Alliance Physical Therapy, we provide 24/7 access to online appointments, most requests are scheduled within 48 hours. With thirteen convenient locations, we are able to serve the Northern VA, DC and Richmond regions. Our offices are located in Alexandria (Near Alexandria Hospital) , Alexandria / Mount Vernon , Fairfax , Richmond / Willow Lawn, Richmond / Colonial Heights , Springfield , Stafford , Tysons Corner , Woodbridge , Woodbridge / Opitz Blvd. , Manassas , Richmond / Midlothian and downtown Washington DC .
Many women are affected by melasma when they are pregnant. This is characterized by formation of dark spots on certain parts of the body. The areas affected are mostly the areola/nipple area. A dark line referred to as ‘linea nigra’ might also form on the midline of the stomach. The medical term for hyper pigmentation associated with pregnancy is Melasma , commonly known as the ‘pregnancy mask.’ More than half of pregnant women are affected by this condition. The main cause of pregnancy mask is fluctuation of progesterone and estrogen hormones. Melasma is a fairly harmless condition and can be left untreated. There are other causes of melasma such as using contraception pills and thyroid diseases. Melasma is not only prevalent in women but more than 90% of the cases affect women.