The Basics

Melasma is a common pigmentary skin condition marked with brown to grey-brown splotches, usually on the cheeks, forehead, bridge of the nose, and upper lip. Factors that can trigger or exacerbate include sun exposure, heat, changes in hormones, and irritating skin care products. For the majority of patients, melasma is stubborn and lasts years to a lifetime.

What to Expect

At Entière Dermatology, we use a tailored approach to manage sustained lightening of the skin with a combination approach with prescription topical medications, prescription oral medications (if necessary), herbal supplements, a bespoke skincare regimen, and in-office procedures.

Our Recommendations

  • Chemical peels: Our expert team performs customized chemical peels to brighten the skin with different chemicals such as glycolic acid, Jessner’s, or tricholoroacetic acid (TCA) depending on your melasma and skin type.
  • Laser Resurfacing: Superficial laser technology to gently resurface the skin to eliminate pigment, improve cell turnover to even out and brighten the skin.

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