What is Melasma?
Melasma occurs when the pigment-producing cells of the skin, called melanocytes, begin to produce too much pigment. This leads to the development of large tan to brown patches on the skin. It may appear on the cheeks, cheekbones, chin, nose, forehead, eyebrows, or upper lip. In patients with significant UV exposure, melasma occasionally appears on the forearms and neck. in all skin tones but is more common in patients with darker skin tones. Melasma can be more common in some families.
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09:09 09 Feb 23
Dr. Silva was phenomenal. Truly a wonderful experience. I felt understood as a patient and like my feelings mattered in how my treatment was approached.I'm grateful to have found Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California. I know that part seems canned or copy and pasted, but it's not. I wanted to use the full name. And I guess I didn't find them, they were referred to me. And I'm grateful they were.
03:14 02 Feb 23
I had a Diamond Glow facial with Kayla. She was professional and friendly and made me feel immediately at ease. She explained the treatment and its benefits. I loved having my lips included as part of the treatment. My skin feels and looks amazing! Thank you, Kayla!!!
17:46 16 Sep 22
I have traveled the world and gone to the best of the best dermatology and skin care specialists from Beverly Hills to South Africa and Dr Alison S Kang at Laser and Skin is THE VERY BEST OF THE BEST!!! I would travel across state lines to be in her care. I feel seen, heard and leave feeling beautiful. The entire staff is so friendly and professional and the location is gorgeous. I couldn't recommend this medical facility enough. Thank you L&S. You've done it again.
22:45 26 Aug 22
I love love love Dr Chotzen. She always knows what’s best! I have total trust in her decisions on what is best for me:) she never pushes any services on me. I always leave there looking very natural…. Also, Gem at the back desk is one of my favorite people. She is very sweet and caring person and very knowledgeable!
18:00 21 Aug 22
I’ve been coming here since 2020 for acne scar treatments. I am beyond pleased with their staff and services. I’ve been Dr. Silva’s patient since the beginning and she makes me feel like a priority patient whenever I have concerns or questions. Kathy, who’s been treating me, is the nurse who I trust completely with my face! She’s so skilled, experienced, and just a joy to work with. Kathy truly wants what’s best for your skin, her insight is so helpful and I wouldn’t trust anyone else. Dr. Silva and Kathy have gotten familiar with my skin and assign proper settings for my skin type. They truly put care and thought, trying to assign treatments, knowing what intensity my skin can and cannot handle. I’ve seen a dramatic improvement of my skins texture and appearance. I feel so much more confident in my skin than I ever have. So glad I found this place!