Treatment options for patients diagnosed with melasma

At Clear Skin Dermatology, we assist patients with cosmetic and medical dermatology concerns in Toronto and Newmarket, Ontario. When patients are diagnosed with melasma, they often have many questions about it. What is the best way to treat melasma on the face? Will it ever go away? How can I disguise it to improve my self-confidence? Dr. Sanjay Siddha and his dedicated team of professionals can walk you through melasma’s diagnosis, treatment, and maintenance to help you better understand your condition and the journey you may face with it.

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What is melasma?

Dr. Siddha describes melasma as a condition that causes gray or brown patches on the skin, particularly on the face. Melasma is a common skin disorder that primarily affects women, and it is estimated that millions of Americans are affected by melasma at some point in their lives.

What can cause melasma to develop?

Melasma is the result of an increase in melanin production, which gives the skin its skin tone and color. This increase results in patches that can become large and highly noticeable. This is what makes it a condition that can affect one’s self-esteem and self-confidence due to its visibility–especially for melasma on the face. Some patients can use makeup to disguise it, but it can become difficult elsewhere on the body for some.

What is the best treatment for melasma on the face?

There is no single best treatment for melasma on the face, as each individual’s skin and specific types of melasma symptoms can vary. However, some standard treatment options include:

  • Topical creams, which helps to lighten the patches by inhibiting melanin production.
  • Chemical peels help in smoothing out the skin’s tone and color.
  • Laser therapy/treatments often used for facial rejuvenation.

Are you looking for effective melasma treatment in Newmarket and Toronto, Ontario?

Clear Skin Dermatology offers expert solutions to help you achieve clear and radiant skin. Please book your appointment today by calling one of our two locations: our Toronto office at (416) 963-5955 or our New Market office at (905) 235-5232, to request a consultation with Dr. Sanjay Siddha and his experienced team of professionals. He is open to new patients and looks forward to meeting you and assisting you with your skincare concerns!