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Procedures and
Conditions

We use a variety of techniques and procedures to diagnose and treat skin disease.

Our Providers are here for you and have the expertise to diagnose and treat your condition.

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Dark pigment that develops symmetrically on the forehead cheeks and upper lip may be melasma. It primarily affects women, but 5-10% of cases are in men. It is a condition thought to be triggered by hormones, sunlight and heat.

 

It’s important to realize that melasma is a chronic condition that has no cure. There are many methods to treat melasma and prevent it from getting worse.

 

Any regimen to treat melasma must include religious sunscreen use. Topical fading creams are useful. The most effective includes hydroquinone, tretinoin and a mild steroid. However, other creams can be useful as well. These include azelaic acid, tranexamic acid, vitamin C, glycolic acid, salicylic acid and nicotinamide. Alpha hydroxy acid washes can increase cellular turnover, and help fade brown patches.

 

Chemical peels, both superficial and medium strength, are effective at rapidly clearing melasma. Many types are available. 

 

Lasers and light based therapies are sometimes used to treat melasma. These must be used with caution as increased pigmentation and rebound darkening can occur. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Q-switched non-ablative laser treatments should be performed under the direction of a board certified dermatologist. 

 

Because melasma is a chronic condition, you should consult with a dermatologist to develop a plan to control it. 

-Daniel Hansen, DO

Melasma

TESTIMONIALS

"Megan Bovero gave me excellent care. She addressed all of my concerns with caring professionalism. She did not make me feel in anyway uncomfortable. I would highly recommend her and Northern Utah Dermatology."

"Visited Northern Utah Dermatology yesterday with Dr Daniel J Hansen. Had a great visit in which I learned much about brown spots and what to look for as far as pre-cancer lesions. Dr Hansen is very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. Was so happy with my prognosis and the very professional office personnel. What a fantastic up beat appointment. I'll be back for sure!"

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest quality dermatologic care for the entire family in a compassionate, caring and comfortable environment utilizing cutting-edge medicines, procedures, and products. We offer a variety of dermatology services to our patients. We treat patients of all ages for acne, warts, rashes, moles, eczema, psoriasis, and skin cancer. We also offer surgical and cosmetic procedures including Botox®, fillers, and laser treatment of vessels and blemishes. We look forward to your visit in our office.

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Northern Utah Dermatology

1495 E Ridgeline Drive

South Ogden, UT 84405

Phone: 801-399-3324

Fax: 801-394-2807

Hours:

Monday: 8am-5pm

Tuesday: 8am-5pm

Wednesday: 8am-5pm

Thursday: 8am-5pm

Friday: 8am-5pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Office closed between

12 pm and 1 pm Monday- Friday 

Northern Utah Dermatology 

736 S 2000 W

Syracuse, UT 84075

Phone: 801-399-3325

Fax: 801-394-2807

Hours:

Monday: 8am-5pm

Tuesday: 8am-5pm

Wednesday: 8am-5pm

Thursday: 8am-5pm

Friday: 8am-5pm

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Office closed between

12 pm and 1 pm Monday- Friday

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