Melasma and Lentigines
There are many factors that can cause abnormal pigment in the skin. One of the most common is melasma (or chloasma) that occurs in women of childbearing age and is exacerbated by pregnancy and some oral contraceptives. Melasma is treated with sun protection, skin care, avoidance of inappropriate hormones and use of depigmenting agents such as hydroquinone, kojic acid or azelaic acid. We also offer a melasma peel, which offers excellent results. Lentigines (sometimes called liver spots) typically appear on the back of the hands and on the face. They are flat, light brown areas that do not itch or scale and are treatable with IPL.