Adult & Adolescent dermatology
Laser & Cosmetic Dermatology
Melasma is a tricky chronic skin condition that almost always needs long-term maintenance therapy. It is best treated by a dermatologist like Dr. Chiang who has a special interest in melasma and has successfully treated many melasma patients. Melasma is characterized by blotchy brown pigmentation on the face. Most people develop melasma on their forehead, nose, cheeks, upper lip and chin. There are many factors that can trigger melasma, two of which are sun exposure and oral contraceptive pills. Dr. Chiang has a tried-and-true melasma protocol which includes topical sunscreen, topical compounded skin-lightening agents, topical pigment balancers, oral antioxidants, chemical peels and select lasers. Trust your skin to a melasma expert!