What is Melasma?

Melasma is a common skin problem. It is a chronic, often frustrating, condition classically described as brown patches on the skin. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip. It also can appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun, such as the forearms and neck. Presence and severity of melasma is influenced by genetics, hormones, environmental factors (such as sun exposure). There is currently no cure for melasma.

How does Kalia treat Melasma?

There are a variety of methods for managing melasma: sun protection, topical products, oral medications, lasers/energy-based treatments. For most patients, a combination of treatment methods will provide the best results.  Our dermatologists are cosmetic fellowship-trained, board-certified dermatologists with a special interest in ethnic skin and melasma.  Kalia physicians work with each patient to develop a customized treatment regimen taking into account each patients medical history, treatment goals, lifestyle and budget. As they themselves had melasma for years, our dermatologists understand how frustrating the condition can be. Make an appointment today to discuss your custom treatment regimen.

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