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Welcome to White Pebble Dermatology practice in Columbia, Maryland, and Highland, Maryland! Melasma is a common skin condition that causes dark, discolored patches on the skin. While it is not a serious medical condition, melasma can be a cosmetic concern and can negatively impact a person's self-esteem. In this section, we'll discuss melasma in more detail and explain how our team can help you manage this condition.


What is Melasma?

Melasma is a skin condition that causes dark, discolored patches on the skin. It most commonly affects the face, but can also appear on other areas of the body that are exposed to the sun. Melasma is more common in women than men and is often associated with hormonal changes, such as those that occur during pregnancy or while taking birth control pills.

How is melasma diagnosed?

Melasma is usually diagnosed clinically based on its characteristic appearance. Woodlamp, dermatoscopy, and biopsy are sometimes needed for its diagnosis.


Treatment Options

At our dermatology practice, we offer a variety of effective treatment options for melasma, including:

  • Topical treatments: there are a variety of creams and gels that can be applied to the skin to lighten melasma patches

  • Chemical peels: a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layer of skin and improve the appearance of melasma

  • Laser treatments: laser therapy can be used to target the melanin in melasma patches and lighten their appearance

Our team of dermatology specialists will work closely with you to determine the best treatment approach based on the severity and location of your melasma.



Preventing melasma can be challenging, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing it, including:

  • Protecting your skin from the sun: wearing protective clothing, using sunscreen, and avoiding the sun during peak hours can all help reduce your risk of developing melasma


Why Choose Us?

At our dermatology practice, we understand the impact that melasma can have on your skin and your overall well-being. That's why we are committed to providing compassionate, personalized care to each and every one of our patients. Our team of experienced dermatology specialists has the knowledge and expertise to provide you with the best possible care and treatment for melasma.


Melasma treatment near me in Columbia, Maryland, and Highland, Maryland

Ready to Take the First Step?

If you're struggling with melasma and are ready to take the first step toward healthier, more comfortable skin, we invite you to call/text 443-535-6616 to schedule a consultation with one of our dermatology specialists. We look forward to helping you achieve your skincare goals and feel confident in your own skin!

To request an appointment or ask a question please complete the form below, or call/text 443-535-6616. You can also book online!

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