Melasma is a skin discoloration that most commonly affects women especially if they’re pregnant. There are no other symptoms for melasma other than the darkened patches of skin that can darken over time. Typical causes are excess sun exposure, but melasma can often occur naturally if the patient is genetically predisposed to the condition. While there is no pain or itching that is typically found in other skin issues, they can still be visually unappealing, and the patient may wish to have them treated.
The Dallas-based Center for Skin and Cosmetic Dermatology is fully staffed with doctors and physicians prepared to help revert your skin to its natural color. Chemical peels are a common treatment for melasma, but your doctor will work closely with you to tailor a treatment specifically for you and your skin. Use the contact form on this page to get in touch with a doctor now.