Melasma in Palm Beach Gardens & Stuart, FL

Patients struggling with melasma can count on Florida Dermatology Specialists for advanced, personalized care. We have offices in Palm Beach and Stuart, where we welcome patients from the surrounding areas of Florida.

Melasma in Palm Beach Gardens & Stuart, FL

What is Melasma?

Melasma is a skin condition that causes discoloration in the skin that may appear in patches or splotches. Melasma most often appears on the face, affecting women and people with darker skin more commonly. Melasma is typically caused by hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy or by sun exposure. Women who experience melasma during pregnancy may find that their symptoms fade on their own, but patients with more persistent symptoms may seek treatment to restore an even skin tone.

How is Melasma Treated?

While it’s possible that melasma will go away on its own, treatment can help eliminate melasma symptoms and prevent them from getting worse. In addition to undergoing treatment, patients should protect the skin from sun exposure by seeking shade and wearing sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 or higher and broad spectrum protection. Treatment can include topical medications, chemical peels or laser treatments that can help even out the skin tone.

How Much Does Melasma Treatment Cost?

The cost of melasma treatment at Florida Dermatology Specialists can vary depending on the procedures involved and the extent of treatment needed. In some cases, your treatment may be eligible for coverage by health insurance. During your initial consultation, we will develop a personalized treatment plan and assess your insurance coverage to determine the exact cost of treatment that you will be responsible for.

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"Dr. Krathen is the most professional, caring, friendly and skilled dermatologist I’ve ever had. He is patient in answering all your questions. I highly recommend him to all my family and friends." - ES

What Can I Expect from Melasma Treatment?

The results of melasma treatment will vary depending on the treatment methods used. In most cases, patients can expect to notice improvements in skin tone within a few weeks of treatment. However, regular treatment may be needed over the course of a few months or longer to achieve and maintain results, especially for those with persistent melasma symptoms.

Why Choose Florida Dermatology Specialists for Melasma Treatment?

Florida Dermatology Specialists is the premier practice for melasma treatments. Our team of dermatologists specialize in diagnosing and treating all diseases of the hair, skin, and nails. Led by Dr. Richard Krathen, board-certified Dermatologist, board-certified Micrographic Dermatologic Surgeon, and fellowship-trained Mohs Surgeon, we offer the most effective solutions for managing melasma and its symptoms.

To learn more about melasma or get started with your treatment, contact us today. Flroida Dermatology Specialists will help you identify a safe and effective treatment plan for managing your symptoms. We welcome patients living in and around Palm City, Port St. Lucie, and Lake Park, FL.