In this clip from episode 1, Dr. Julia Carroll, a Toronto-based dermatologist, discusses why melasma is one of her favourite skin conditions to treat.

Melasma is a common skin concern where patients typically present with patches or spots of darkened pigment. While the cause of melasma is not clearly known, it is thought to be triggered by hormones, stress, and sun exposure. Though treatment does not guarantee melasma will never come back, it can help to lighten pigment and reduce the appearance of spots. A major part of a treatment plan includes preventative measures to protect against further UV exposure and reduce the risk of melasma returning.

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