Melasma

Melasma is a relatively challenging skin condition to treat, but Spectrum Dermatology offers a variety of options. Melasma is a stubborn type of hyperpigmentation which can present as gray or brown patches. It is particularly common in pregnant women due to hormone fluctuations and is...

Have you heard of the mask of pregnancy? Melasma is a specific type of hyperpigmentation that has no cure, but it can come and go on its own. Spectrum Dermatology can help patients minimize the appearance of this particular skin issue. Hyperpigmentation is the concentrated...

Melasma is a skin condition that presents as brown or gray patches on the skin. Spectrum Dermatology treats this vexing condition that can be chronic and last for years. Melasma is most often found on the face, and is sometimes dubbed the “mask of pregnancy”,...

You know that brown patches on the skin are common and often caused by sun damage, but what about when those patches are gray? Spectrum Dermatology treats a wide range of skin issues, including the lesser-known melasma. Melasma can also be brownish in color, and...

Hyperpigmentation is a type of skin condition that causes dark, discolored spots, but there are several types of hyperpigmentation. At Spectrum Dermatology, the type and cause are first determined so that an effective and customized treatment plan can be devised. Hyperpigmentation is often caused by...

Laser skin treatments are highly effective, and the Ruby Laser is one of the best on the market. Spectrum Dermatology recommends this laser treatment for hyperpigmentation and other skin discolorations. Every laser offers a specific wavelength, fluence, and pulse characteristic. Ruby is a solid-state laser...

Hyperpigmentation and melasma are often terms used interchangeably. There are many types of hyperpigmentation, and melasma is one that impacts over five million Americans. This pigmentary condition mostly affects women, and like “general hyperpigmentation” it can appear anywhere on the skin as gray or dark...

A dermatologist is a critical part of your health care dream team, and it's just as important to see this specialist regularly as it is your general physician. That's why at Spectrum Dermatology, our priority is patient health and wellness. Many people only see a dermatologist...

Melasma is a very common skin disorder that occurs on areas of the face that are exposed to the sun, creating dark discolorations on the skin. Melasma can affect anyone, but it is more prevalent among young women with darker or olive skin types. It...

Many people suffer from melasma, a skin condition that causes gray or brown patches to form on the face – primarily the forehead, cheeks, and chin. This condition does not cause any other symptoms, but many people are nonetheless embarrassed by it. If you’re looking to...