Melasma, more commonly known as “the mask of pregnancy,” is brown pigmentation on the cheeks, around the eyes and sometimes on the forehead or above the lip, made worse by sun-exposure. Melasma is most often caused by hormonal changes brought on by pregnancy, birth control pills or other causes, although it can simply occur with […]


The name for common scaly bumps that most often occur on the backs of the arms is ‘keratosis pilaris’. Keratosis pilaris typically occurs on the backs of the arms in people with an ‘atopic background’, which means those with atopic dermatitis (eczema), allergies (including hay fever), and asthma, or those with a family history of […]


We all know that we get freckles from being in the sun. In addition to freckles, larger brown spots, such as solar lentigos, can also come from long-term sun exposure. Before embarking on laser treatment, it is important to have an examination by your dermatologist to ensure that there are no brown spots that require […]