Board-Certified Melasma Treatment in Westerville & Gahanna, OH
What is Melasma?
Melasma is a chronic skin condition that results in symmetrical and blotchy facial pigmentation that can be brown, tan, or blue-gray. This discoloration is common in women and rare in men.
Possible causes for melasma include:
Heat and sun exposure may trigger or exacerbate melasma. Preventive measures include using sun protection or avoiding direct sunlight.
Melasma symptoms include discoloration in the form of brown or gray-brown patches that may appear on the following areas of the face:
Melasma may also rarely occur on the forearms.
Melasma Treatment at the Center for Surgical Dermatology & Dermatology Associates
Melasma might fade on its own if it was caused by pregnancy or hormonal contraceptives as hormone levels return to normal. Treatment options for melasma include:
The board-certified dermatologists at the Center for Surgical Dermatology & Dermatology Associates will work with you to find the treatment option that will work best for you.