Melasma Treatment in South Florida

If you have dark patches and spots on your face, it could be melasma. At Palm Beach Dermatology Group, our services include assessing, diagnosing, and treating melasma and other discolorations of your skin. We understand how this condition could affect your everyday life and want to help you find a solution.

Have Melasma?
Causes

What Causes Melasma?

Melasma occurs primarily in women and is often related to changes in hormone levels, such as when they begin taking birth control pills or are pregnant. Melasma usually appears on the face as blotches, patches, or freckle-like spots that are tan, brown, or grayish. According to Cleveland Clinic, they are most common on the cheeks, forehead, chin, and above the mouth but can also occur on the arms, neck, and chest.

Melasma often disappears after the woman stops birth control or delivers the baby. However, this is not always the case. Our dermatologists can recommend an effective treatment to fade the spots if they remain.

Treatments

What Melasma Treatment
Is Available From
Palm Beach Dermatology Group?

Palm Beach Dermatology Group utilizes several approaches to fade the dark spots and help prevent them from developing again. They include:

  • Laser treatments: TLight therapy might effectively reduce the appearance of brown spots and fade the dark patches. It is often used in conjunction with a more comprehensive treatment plan.

 

  • Topical creams: We sometimes prescribe topical medications for our patients with melasma. While some creams that claim to fade these spots are available over the counter, we caution you against using them without consulting our team.

It is important for you to understand these treatments are individualized based on your skin type and skin color. Many effective treatments for this condition are not as effective on darker skin. At the same time, those with darker skin tones are more likely to develop the brown patches characteristic of the chronic condition.

 

 

Treatment symptoms
What Melasma Symptoms
Will Treatment Address?

 

While the only symptom of melasma is the brown spots and patches, there are other things you should know about this diagnosis. Treatment options can fade the spots until they disappear, but there is no cure for the common skin condition. It can recur, often because of excessive sun exposure. Using sunscreen and protecting your skin is vital to maintaining healthy skin.

 

Why Should I Choose Palm Beach Dermatology Group?

At Palm Beach Dermatology Group, our doctors are current on the latest treatments for common skin diseases. Whether that is learning the newest techniques, developing options for medical or cosmetic procedures, or researching pharmaceutical treatments, we remain up to date on the developments in the field.

We also accept a wide range of insurance plans, including Medicare, making it easier for our patients to get the treatment they need.

Treatment symptoms
Our Team in acSouth Florida
Can Answer Your Questions.

 

Common questions we receive include:

How Soon Can I Get
an Appointment With
Palm Beach Dermatology
Group?

 

Our team respects your time. You will never wait significantly beyond your appointment time to see the doctor, and we will get back to you with test results as soon as possible. We are scheduling appointments now. They include both in-office and telehealth options.

How Will I Know Which Melasma Treatment Is Right for Me?

 

Our dermatologists will assess your condition and weigh the options for treatment during your initial consultation with our team. During this evaluation, we will determine the underlying cause of your melasma and consider the effectiveness of treatments for individuals with a similar skin tone. Based on this information, we will recommend the most suitable treatment for you.

Contact Palm Beach
Dermatology Group About
Your Skin Condition Today

 

Since 1982, Palm Beach Dermatology Group has served South Florida, helping patients with various skin conditions and diseases. Call (561) 499-0660 today to schedule an appointment with our South Florida team to discuss melasma treatment.

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