Melasma Treatment in Hyderabad
Melasma can also appear on the other parts of the body like forearm , neck and shoulder which are exposed to sunlight.!!
Melasma is a common skin condition in which dark brown to grey color patches are seen on the face. The most common areas are the cheeks, chin, nose bridge, upper lip, and sometimes on the forehead. Melasma can also appear on the other parts of the body like the forearm, neck, and shoulder which are common areas for sunlight damage.
Causes of Melasma
The exact cause of melasma is not known. Melasma can be seen in both genders but is most often seen in women. People with a family history are more prone to this condition. More commonly seen in dark colored individuals and in reproductive age groups.
Other causes are Sun exposure, cosmetics, change in hormones during pregnancy, hormonal treatment, taking OCP, phototoxic drugs, skin care products etc. When it occurs during pregnancy, it is called chloasma.
There are 3 types of melasma depending on the depth of the pigment deposited.
Epidermal- spots are dark brown in color
Dermal- bluish – greyish hue pigment color is seen
Mixed- the combination of both
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Treatments for Melasma:
The best way to prevent melasma from spreading is by adequate sun protection by a minimum SPF 30+ sunscreen.
Various creams such as triple combination creams, hydroquinone, retinoids, kojic acid, azelaic acid etc may help lighten melasma.
Chemical Peels give good results in conjunction with skin-lightening agents. Superficial peels like glycolic acid, mandelic acid etc are used.
Most advanced treatments, using different wavelengths and protocols of Q-switched laser to remove the pigment deposited under the skin.
Microdermabrasion procedure removes the superficial tanned cells from the skin making the pigment look lighter.
Medifacials when done on a regular basis, can help to lighten the skin color by removing the top dead skin layer.
Other various treatments include – IPL lasers etc.
Melasma is a chronic and common skin condition in which there are dark brown–grey color patches seen on the cheeks, chin, nose of bridge, forehead, and upper lip
The exact cause is not known but occurs in people with multiple factors such as genetics, hereditary, sun exposure, OCP, pregnancy, hormonal treatment, skin care products etc.
When the pigment starts occurring, immediately a skin care specialist should be consulted.
The best treatment would be a combination of at-home medication along with procedures done at the clinic.
Topical (at home) treatments take at least 9-12 months to show a variable difference, whereas at-clinic treatments take approximately 6 months to show a good difference.
There might be side effects such as hypo or hyperpigmentation depending on the topical treatment used.
Chemical peels, lasers, MDA, MEDIFACIALS, etc are procedures done for treating melasma.
A minimum of 4-6 sessions are required for treatment of melasma
The treatment is completely safe, FDA approved, and painless procedure. Usually, there are no side-effects.
No. cannot be cured permanently
Applying adequate amount of Sunscreen is the best way to prevent Melasma