What is Melasma ?
Melasma is a common skin disorder where patches of dark skin appear on areas of the face exposed to the sun. It is most common in young women with brownish skin tone, but it can affect anyone. Dr. Lakis uses several treatments to improve the appearance of melasma that may include: Chemical peels, Sublative Rejuvenation, or laser treatments depending on the severity of the problem.
As with all types of pigmentation, the response rate depends on the depth of the pigment (melanin) inside the skin. As would be expected, more superficial pigmentation will respond better and fully.