A common but treatable skin condition called melasma is often seen by our dermatologists. The exact cause is unknown and not dangerous, but because melasma typically presents with pigmented blotches or patches on the face, our patients wish to treat it. Research has shown that this condition appears to be most influenced by both sun and hormones, thus vigilant sun protection is the most important component of any treatment plan for melasma. Sometimes melasma can appear without any known hormonal influence, suggesting also a possible hereditary tendency.

Some treatment recommendations by our dermatologists can include:

  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Prescription creams
  • Light and laser therapies

For more information on how this can help your skin, schedule an appointment on our website or give our office a call at 203-538-5682.