Melasma Treatment In Fort Lauderdale, Fl
Broward Dermatologist Offers Effective Melasma Treatments
What is Melasma?
Melasma is a common skin condition in which tan or brown colored spots appear, mostly on the face. It may also present itself in body regions such as the arms, neck, or back. Individuals of any race or ethnicity are susceptible to melasma; however, it is most commonly treated on Latin, African, Indian, Middle-Eastern, and Mediterranean individuals.
Melasma may appear on the skin for a variety of reasons. The most common triggers for melasma include:
- UV exposure
- Hormonal changes and pregnancy
- Thyroid and endocrine disease
- Certain medications
The first step towards treatment for melasma is an accurate diagnosis. Initially, you should consult with your physician to ensure that melasma is the exact skin issue you're treating. Ruling out triggers for the cause of your own melasma may provide satisfactory results. This may look like switching from a hormonal contraceptive to a non-hormonal IUD. Reducing your time spent in direct sunlight is another way to directly treat the cause. Other treatment options for melasma may include:
- Prescription SPF products
- Medications and topical prescription creams
- Medical grade pigment-lightening products
- Chemical peels
- Dietary/lifestyle adjustments
Schedule A Consultation
Galt Dermatology serves both men and women of all ages in the Fort Lauderdale area. Trust your skin health to our dedicated team and to our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Villacorta. To schedule your initial consultation, please call our office at 954-463-5406 or schedule your appointment online.