Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology is your premiere center for comprehensive medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatologic care. Our expert medical professionals are proud to offer evidence-based treatment plans tailored to each of our patients' individual needs. Based in the heart of Scottsdale, it is our pleasure to care for patients from Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix and surrounding communities in the Valley of the Sun.
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What is Melasma?
Melasma is a prevalent condition that more commonly affects women, but can also be seen in men. Often brought on by hormonal changes or pregnancy, melasma is characterized by brown or gray patches of discoloration around the eyes, cheeks, forehead, bridge of the nose, and chin. Melasma is also known as "the mask of pregnancy”. If you believe you have melasma and are interested in learning more about treatment, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our expert dermatology providers at your earliest convenience.
What Causes Melasma?
Sensitivity to the hormones estrogen and progesterone are associated with melasma, but it is not entirely clear why some patients develop it. Pregnancy, childbirth, and birth control pills can be triggers. Patients with darker skin may be at higher risk.
What Melasma Treatments are Available at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology?
No single treatment works for everyone. Factors such as severity and previous therapy may guide treatment decisions. The expert dermatology providers at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology will help you choose which treatments are best for your melasma as well as review the risks and benefits. Options include:
- Oral and topical prescription medications
- Chemical peels
- Medical-grade skin care products
Am I a Good Candidate for Melasma Treatments?
If you are suffering from skin discoloration, melasma treatments at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology may be right for you. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our expert dermatology providers to discuss your unique concerns.
The expert medical professionals at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology are proud to offer comprehensive, personalized treatments for a variety of medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatologic concerns. Please contact us to schedule your appointment today at 480-998-1400. We look forward to demonstrating our commitment to your care.