Melasma is a skin condition caused by excessive production of melanin, a naturally occurring pigment in the body that gives color to skin, hair, and eyes. If your body overproduces melanin, you may notice darker patches on the areas of skin that are frequently exposed to the sun, such as the face, shoulders, and arms. Melasma is most common in women, particularly those with darker skin. Melasma also occurs with greater frequency during pregnancy. If you are bothered by darker patches on your skin, board-certified Las Vegas dermatologist Dr. Candace Thornton Spann can help achieve a more balanced, healthy appearance to your skin.
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During the Consultation
Many skin conditions resemble Melasma, therefore it is recommended that a complete skin analysis be performed to determine the proper diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Spann can evaluate your skin and your medical history to determine the best treatment plan for you. Topical treatments, which lighten the skin in the affected areas, can be successful for some patients. Chemical peels can also even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of melasma.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- Up to $2,000
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Office Visit