What is melasma?
Melasma, which stems from Greek meaning “a black spot,” is the darkening of skin or hyperpigmentation that occurs in sun-exposed areas, mostly the face. It results from exposure to sunlight or from hormonal changes such as during pregnancy or ingesting oral contraceptive hormones. 90% of patients with melasma are females. The best way to prevent melasma is with the consistent use of sun block or limiting sun-exposure.
How do you treat melasma?
Melasma cannot be cured, but it can be managed and significantly improved. We offer a wide variety of laser treatments, chemical peels, and topical regimens such as our formulary bleaching creams to treat hyperpigmentation. Melasma will not improve without treatment and will require multiple sessions. However, our multi-layered approach has proven be very effective and our office has tremendous results with our treatment plans.