Melasma Treatment: What We Offer

Melasma-Treatment by Nuance Aesthetics in Salt Lake City, Utah

Many people, at some point in life, suffer from one kind of skin condition or another. Melasma is a pigmentary condition that causes the discoloration of the skin on areas that are usually exposed to the sun like the forehead, upper lips, nose, chin, and cheeks. This skin condition is thought to be related to hormones from pregnancy or exposure to UV rays. Unfortunately, it can contribute to a more aged appearance and lead to a decrease in self-image and confidence. We encourage you to learn more in the way of melasma treatment and find out how we can help.

What Is It?

Melasma is a chronic condition in which dark patches develop on the skin. It occurs frequently in pregnant women and has even come to be known as the mask of pregnancy. An increase in bodily hormones can cause a surge in pigmentation levels, thus resulting in melasma. If a result of pregnancy, melasma is most likely temporary and tends to clear within months after the baby is born. If unrelated to pregnancy, melasma may never disappear entirely but can be mitigated with the right treatment.

What Are the Treatments Available?

If you seek to minimize the appearance of your melasma, feel free to consult with one of our professionals and learn what you can do. At Nuance Aesthetics, we are proud to offer two primary options in the vein of melasma treatment:

  • Chemical Peels – These treatments reinvigorate the skin by utilizing a medicated solution to remove the surface layer of skin and expose a fresh, exfoliated layer underneath.
  • Light Laser Facials – This option uses controlled laser energy to tackle and remove imperfections from the skin. The general texture and tone of the skin are improved with this method as well.

Even after treatment, you can make an effort to prevent melasma from reoccurring. Specific daily routines such as skin care, regular use of sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher), and covering exposed areas of the skin, would go a long way in keeping you safe from the occurrence of the condition. For more information on melasma treatment, feel free to get in contact with Nuance Aesthetics and make an appointment! At our office in Salt Lake City, our dedicated professionals will commit themselves to helping you clear up your skin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!


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Jackson Rhudy, MD

Owner/Medical Director

Dr. Jackson Rhudy is a board-certified physician who has been practicing in Salt Lake since 1974. After an initial career in emergency medicine, he developed an interest in the new technologies emerging in the field of aesthetics utilizing non-surgical techniques such as lasers, Botox, and injectable fillers. He sought training from leading experts in the aesthetic field at multiple locations in the US and Europe and in 2000 he founded an aesthetic practice called Light Touch Laser Skin Care Center. It rapidly became a leading aesthetic practice in the Salt Lake City area. In 2010, he sold the practice and focused on his other endeavor, Optimum Clinical Research– a private research site that performs clinical trials on new pharmaceutical drugs. But continuing demand from former aesthetic patients led to the formation of a new aesthetic practice in July 2015. Reuniting with a former colleague, Jill Miller, they started Nuance Aesthetics—a practice devoted to providing excellence in the field of non-surgical aesthetics by offering experience and expertise with the utmost integrity. Dr. Rhudy maintains his board certification in emergency medicine and is the only physician in Salt Lake City who is board certified in laser surgery.

When Dr Rhudy isn’t in the office, he loves riding his bike up City Creek. He has always had a passion for learning and growing in the medical field which is why he spends a lot of free time researching the latest treatments and technology that keeps Nuance ahead of the curve. 

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