Melasma is light to dark brown, irregular, patchy pigmentation of the face. It is slow to develop and most commonly affects women with darker skin types. Spectrum Dermatology is now accredited to dispense dermatologic medications for melasma through an accreditation with Physician Dispensing Association. Our PDA certification allows us to create a variety of dermatologic meds that are filled during our appointment, and available for checkout when you leave. Learn more about the accreditation.
Melasma can be an extremely frustrating disorder to treat. Treatment begins with sun protective behavior. Other treatments include bleaching creams, topical vitamin A derivatives and chemical peels. In rare cases lasers can be helpful in minimizing melasma.
Spectrum Dermatology provides expertise, knowledge and passion to medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Our experience and reputation make Spectrum Dermatology one of the most sought-after dermatologist in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area. For more information or to set up an appointment please contact us at (480) 948-8400.