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“A regular skin checkup can literally save your life.” Jennifer Krasnoff, MD

Pigmentary Conditions

Laser & Light Therapy for Pigmentary Conditions

Pigmentary conditions such as melasma and hyperpigmentation may be greatly improved with intense pulsed light (IPL) and laser treatment. We may also recommend procedures such as chemical peels and dermabrasion.

Pigmentary changes, such as brown spots or white spots (vitiligo) may be caused by a range of factors, including hormone changes, pregnancy, scarring, or sun damage.

At Dermatology Associations, we use a range of laser including Cutera, Fraxel Clear + Brilliant laser to treat just one freckle, a few sun spots, or smaller areas. Laser therapy is an excellent way to treat to localized disease, while IPL is effective in addressing larger surfaces such as the face, chest and hands.

Pigmentary Conditions

While we are fortunate to offer these highly effective technologies, we emphasize sun protection as the gold standard for improving and ideally preventing all pigmentary issues, as well as more serious conditions like skin cancer. We urge every patient to wear sun protective clothing and a wide brimmed hat, as well as sunscreen, every day, re-applied it every two hours.

Access our Patient Consent Form to learn more about IPL.

Learn more about how to protect your skin from the sun.





Petaluma Office
165 Lynch Creek Way
Petaluma, CA 94954
 M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
(707) 762-5531
Fax: (707) 762-5976



Hercules Office
500 Alfred Nobel Dr., Ste. 245
Hercules, CA 94547
M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
Open Saturday for aesthetic services
 (510) 741-7418
Fax: (510) 741-7456


Billing office
Fax: 510- 741-7493

At Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area, our board-certified dermatologists serve patients at our Petaluma and Hercules offices. We are committed to the highest standards, and we offer a full range of cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology procedures, as well as quality skin care products.

Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area
165 Lynch Creek Way | Petaluma, California 94954 | Phone: (707) 762-5531 | Fax: (707) 762-5976
500 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suite 245 | Hercules, California 94547 | Phone: (510) 741-7418 | Fax: (510) 741-7456