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Skin pigmentation disorders occur because the body produces either too much or too little melanin. Skin may appear uneven, blotchy, or discolored in concentrated areas. Pigmentation problems are most often a result of a history of unprotected sun exposure or hormone changes - and misdiagnosis is not uncommon. It is important to realize that diligent protection from the sun over the years can eliminate pigmentation problems all together. There are numerous safe and effective topical treatment options available for combating various pigmentation problems, such as hydroquinone, tretinoin, AHA's and kojic acid. However, proper diagnosis by a physician is crucial for positive treatment results.

Laser treatments can produce incredible results for a wide range of skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and pigmentation problems. SkinCare Physicians & Surgeons has one of the largest arrays of lasers in North County. With 11 of the most advanced lasers on site, Dr. Tse has the liberty of pairing numerous treatment options for her patients.

  • Melasma, also known as chloasma, is a specific medical condition with specific clinical findings and characteristics.
  • Brown spots or areas of discoloration can surface from any cause of inflammation of the skin.
  • There are many skin conditions such as acne, cuts or burns, and dermatitis that can cause inflammation and lead to hyperpigmentation.
  • Certain skin colors and ethnicities tend to hyperpigment more easily than others.
  • Diligent protection from the sun over the years can eliminate skin pigmentation problems all together.

Yardy Tse, MD is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Practicing in San Diego for over 23 years, Dr Tse is recognized by physicians and patients alike for her expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Dr. Tse is also highly regarded for her proficiency in laser surgery and cosmetic medicine.