Discoloration/ Pigmentation/ Melasma

melasmaSkin discoloration may be due to a variety of factors such as sun, hormones, medications, allergies, etc. At Tareen Dermatology, we will work with you to find the cause of the discoloration as well as an effective treatment plan.

Melasma is a common type of discoloration that typically occurs on the upper lip, cheeks and forehead of women. It is brought about by a combination of sun exposure and hormones. Sunscreen (particularly broad spectrum sunscreen) is key for prevention. A variety of other therapies may be used, alone or in combination, including lightening creams, chemical peels and laser treatments.

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