Melasma

Hyperpigmentation refers to concentrated areas of melanin that result in darker spots or “splotches.” Spectrum Dermatology is equipped to reduce and even eliminate all types of hyperpigmentation, including the particularly stubborn melasma. If you’ve noticed splotches of darker areas, especially on your face, it might...

Melasma is a benign hyperpigmentation condition that is most often linked to women, and is often called the “mask of pregnancy” as expecting mothers are most prone to present with it. However, melasma can also occur in men and at Spectrum Dermatology there’s a suite...

What’s the difference between hyperpigmentation and melasma? It’s a common question at Spectrum Dermatology, and technically melasma is a type of hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is the term for any type of skin darkening and can be caused by a number of things. Brown spots are the...

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...