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Melasma

Treatment Options for Melasma

Treatment Options for Melasma

Melasma is a common problem that causes dark, discolored patches of skin that typically develops on the forehead, nose, upper lip, and cheeks. While the condition is not serious, it can affect someone’s appearance and can be embarrassing. Fortunately, a number of treatment options can help reduce the appearance of discolored skin associated with melasma. The condition can affect men,…

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What is the “Mask of Pregnancy?”

What is the “Mask of Pregnancy?”

Many women get melasma, a common skin problem characterized by brown to grey-brown patches on the face and other parts of the body that get lots of sun. The condition is far more common in women, and it often accompanies pregnancy. Because of this connection it is casually known as “the mask of pregnancy.” Who gets melasma? Melasma is mostly…

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Today’s Top Solutions for Managing Melasma

Today’s Top Solutions for Managing Melasma

For countless individuals, melasma is a daily reality.  Characterized by areas of skin discoloration – particularly on the face – melasma can take its toll not only on a patient’s appearance, but also their self-esteem.    Emphasizing the condition’s far-reaching effects, Portland Dermatologist, Dr. Beata Rydzik, explains how patients can fight back in the battle against skin discoloration. “Melasma is a…

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