Melasma is a skin pigmentation disorder that develops over a period of years and is identified as brown and gray spots appearing on the forehead, cheeks, nose, chin, or the upper lip. People who suffer from these unsightly patches often experience issues with self-confidence, self-esteem, and embarrassment.

The exact cause of Melasma is unknown, however, it seems to e triggered by exposure to the sun, hormonal changes, and a reaction to soaps, creams, and some topical medications.

At Derm.ca Laser & Esthetics, our team of Dermatologists and medically trained specialists have helped thousands of patients reduce or eliminate the hideous patches caused by Melasma with a number of cutting-edge procedures.

What Causes Melasma?

Although the exact cause in not entirely known, it is apparent that the cells which provide colour to the skin called melanoytes, produce more than is required.

However, we do know that there are certain triggers which contribute to the appearance of melasma which includes:

  • Exposure to the sun
  • Hormonal changes as with pregnant women
  • Low-quality skincare products

Whatever the cause, the team at Derm.ca has a high level of success in helping women and men fade or eliminate melasma.

Before And After

Best Method Of Self Care

One of the best preventative ways to prevent the onset of melasma is to apply a medical grade sunscreen prior to any exposure to the sun. UV Rays are prevalent whether the sun is shining or hidden by clouds. We recommend Revoderm Age Defy Mineral Sunscreen which contains n chemical additives but doe include Venuceane, an all-natural antioxidant.

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About Melasma

Melasma is a skin condition that is much more prevalent in women than men. Although some individuals who have lighter skin can have the presence of melasma, it is much more prominent in those with darker skin. Additionally, people who have close relatives who suffer from melasma, have a higher probability of getting melasma themselves.

Melasma is initially identified by the appearance of gray or brown patches, typically on areas of the body which are exposed to the sun. Because melasma can resemble other skin conditions, a Dermatologist may have to perform a small skin biopsy in order to rule out other skin conditions.

Treatment Options

3D Personalized Laser Procedure promotes firmer, youthful skin without invasive measures or extended downtime.


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3D Personalized Laser Procedure

Derm.ca has helped thousands of patients overcome acne skin conditions with a variety of oral and topical acne medications.


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Acne Medical Therapy

Cortisone Injections are a safe and effective treatment for the elimination of Cystic Acne which manifests as breakouts on the surface of the skin.


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Cortisone Injections For Acne Bumps And Scars

Earlobe repair and rejuvenation is a simple procedure performed in or clinic which has proven to dramatically improve self-image and self-confidence of thousands of patients.


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Earlobe Repair & Rejuvenation

Treating and preventing this stubborn and common problem of facial hyperpigmentation.


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Home Therapies for Melasma

We have successfully performed hundreds of PicoSure procedures for our patients, and have given them back the beautiful, vibrant, and healthy skin they once had.


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Picosure Rejuvenation for Melasma

PRP is a revolutionary treatment which uses your own blood to help to treat the notoriously stubborn hyperpigmenation of melasma.


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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) for Melasma

Here’s What Our Patients Are Saying…

“For years I had patches of discolored skin in my face and hands which seemed to get worse in the summer. I finally looked for a dermatologist and luckily found Dr. Alanen at Derm.ca. He explained to me that I had a condition called Melasma and recommended a few treatment options. I chose the laser method and now a few months later the spot are hardly visible. Thank you Dr. Alanen.
-Alanna P.

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If you are concerned about skin discoloration on your face, hands, or other parts of your body, you may be suffering from melasma.

Contact Derm.ca Laser And Esthetics today to Schedule A Consultation Today with one of our medical trained hair loss specialists or Dr. Alanen himself.

Our team will help you explore the benefits of our melasma treatments and determine which one for you.

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