If you are currently suffering from the appearance of melasma on your face or body, there are effective melasma treatment options to improve your uneven complexion and hyperpigmentation issues. The most popular melasma treatments are with topical solutions applied daily and laser procedures.

Effective topical solutions for melasma treatment use hydroquinone in either 2 or 4 percent concentrations for minor to moderate melasma. The 2 percent concentrations are available over the counter, while the 4 percent concentrations require a prescription. Laser procedures are usually performed with Lutronic’s dual-pulsed Q-switched Nd:YAG Spectra or Fraxel DUAL for moderate to severe melasma treatment.

Dr. Umar at FineTouch Dermatology has helped thousands of his patients improve their complexions with melasma treatment options. Dr. Umar can tell you the best course of action for your skin, whether it’s mild to severe melasma. To learn more about melasma and melasma treatment options with hydroquinone products and laser procedures, read


Melasma is a particular type of hyperpigmentation with brown skin blotches due to an increase in melanin production. Exactly why melasma occurs remains unknown but it can be effectively improved with hyperpigmentation treatment. Often associated with pregnancy, hormonal changes and sun damage, melasma creates a blotchy complexion and uneven skin tone.

Hormonal fluctuations, particularly progesterone and estrogen, are thought to trigger melasma flare-ups. Additionally, you have are more likely to have melasma if you have olive to darker skin tones or if you are constantly exposed to the ultraviolet (UV) light. UV light exposure triggers the production of melanin to protect skin with its “natural sunscreen” in the form of a tan. Melanocytes trigger melanin production to counteract free radical damage to skin due to excess UV light exposure.

Whatever the cause of melasma, hyperpigmentation treatment options can minimize the appearance of a blotchy complexion and improve uneven skin tone. 


A main concern with patients with moderate to severe melasma is excessive dark spots on the face that negatively affects their appearance. While melasma treatment options include hydroquinone topical solutions and chemical peels, laser treatments typically work best on excessive dark spots on the face.

Lutronic’s dual-pulsed Q-switched Nd:YAG Spectra and/or Fraxel DUAL address this hyperpigmentation issue. Both melasma treatment laser procedures eradicate extra melanin within organelles, which minimizes the appearance of dark spots on the face and improves overall skin complexion.

Dr. Umar has used both Spectra and Fraxel DUAL to improve uneven complexions and brown skin splotches associated with melasma on many of his patients. The recent approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2013 of Fraxel DUAL for melasma treatment further solidifies the efficacy of it for skin pigmentation issues.

Melasma treatment laser procedures eradicate extra melanin within organelles, which minimizes the appearance of dark spots on the face and improves overall skin complexion.*

To learn how Dr. Umar and FineTouch Dermatology can improve your melasma issues due to hyperpigmentation and the appearance of dark spots on the face, schedule an appointment for further details.