Melasma

Balcones Dermatology - Melasma
Melasma (muh-LAZ-muh) is a common skin problem that causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face and sometimes on the neck and forearms. Most people develop the condition on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip.

Who is more likely to develop Melasma? Women. During pregnancy, it is a common condition that appears to be triggered by hormones. This type of Melasma is often referred to as the “mask of pregnancy.”

Protection from the sun is one of the most common treatments. Wearing sunscreen daily, and reapplying sunscreen every 2 hours, plus wearing a wide-brimmed hat while outside may be helpful as well. Balcones Dermatology & Aesthetics offers customized treatment plans that may help reduce or even entirely eliminate the appearance of melasma. They include chemical peels, laser treatments, SilkPeel Dermalinfusion, topical skin care products and more.