What is Melasma?
Melasma is a common skin condition that causes brown patches on the face or forearms. It is thought to be caused by overexposure to the sun or hormonal changes and is usually more likely to occur in female patients. Those with darker skin are also more prone to the disease. TruDerm offers a variety of treatments that can help but typically the first form of treatment will be educating patients on how to protect their skin from the sun. If you are unhappy with the look of your skin, call our Allen and Plano, TX practice today to set up a one-on-one consultation with one of our providers. We will be happy to help get your skin back on track to create a balanced and glowing appearance.
"Annette and the entire staff are absolutely amazing! I couldn't imagine going anywhere else! Annette is so knowledge and so incredibly sweet! I love how she will give me exactly what I need in order to help me stay looking my best! If I have any questions or future plans I know she will have the answer and perfect solution!!!! I get countless compliments on my aesthetics and how beautiful and natural they settle! I feel so much more confident and happier because of her that I refer all of my clients to her! A Huge thanks to Annette and the whole TruDerm staff yall are magical!!!!!"- T.C. / Google / Aug 08, 2018
"Annette and the entire staff are absolutely amazing! I couldn't imagine going anywhere else! Annette is so knowledge and so incredibly sweet! I have been going to her for my juvederm and most recently botox! I love how she will give me exactly what I need in order to help me stay looking my best! If I have any questions or future plans I know she will have the answer and perfect solution!!!! I get countless compliments on my aesthetics and how beautiful and natural they settle! I feel so much more confident and happier because of her that I refer all of my clients over! A Huge thanks to Annette and the whole TruDerm staff yall are magical!!!!!"- T.C. / Yelp / Aug 07, 2018
"Awesome experience!! Wonderful staff - kind and helpful. Will definitely be returning in the future."- S.G. / Facebook / Jul 27, 2018
"I’ve been a patient of Dr. Adler for several years and followed him from Dallas to his new location. He is a kind and knowledgeable clinician and his staff is courteous and efficient. I’d recommend Tru Derm to friends and family."- D.R. / Facebook / Jul 24, 2018
"Sally is the best I am going to her for my Ultrashape and she has 10 plus years in this market. She is very knowledgeable about her lasers and continues to go to education courses. She makes you feel very comfortable in the office has a very calming demeanor. Just found this place and cant wait for the Plano location to open. Cant wait for my next treament. Thank you Sally and the whole team at Truderm"- M.S. / Yelp / Jul 17, 2018
Our providers can usually diagnose melasma based upon the appearance of your skin. We may want to examine your skin with a Wood’s lamp to help guide the treatment. In some cases, melasma can look like another skin condition. If this is the case, a skin biopsy may need to be taken during your visit.
How to Treat Melasma
There are several options for treating melasma. The first form of treatment usually includes topical creams, gels, or lotions that can be prescribed to help promote skin lightening. The second option for treating melasma includes microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or fractional laser therapy. Your provider can go over these options in greater detail during your initial consult. Improvements usually last if the patient is practicing good sun protection and maintenance.
Plan Your Procedure
Schedule a Consult Today!
If you suffer from melasma and are tired of trying to cover it up with makeup, or spending excess money on over-the-counter treatments that do not offer you the results you desire, we invite you to call our dermatology office and schedule a consultation. Melasma requires a unique diagnosis so that the right treatment can be offered for your skin type. In some cases, the wrong treatment (i.e., certain laser therapy) is applied, which can make the skin turn darker. One of our physicians can accurately diagnose and treat melasma to provide you with a great result.