Melasma is a skin disorder that causes discoloration on the skin. More often than not, Melasma appears on the face in the form of dark patches, making your skin tone uneven. Although the symptoms of this disorder are superficial, you may have a genetic predisposition to Melasma; as it has been recorded to be more prominent in people with tan skin tones than in those with light or dark skin tones. Other components that increase your risk of developing Melasma include sun exposure; hormonal changes experienced during pregnancy or through the use of oral contraceptives and strong skin care products.
Treating Melasma generally begins with protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. In addition to wearing sun block daily and reapplying throughout your day, use hats or parasols when you’re outside to avoid direct sun exposure. You should also invest in topical solutions like facial cleansers and moisturizers for sensitive skin. Some products contain ingredients that aggravate the skin and trigger a persistent appearance of Melasma.
Dermatologists often prescribe creams that fight the symptoms of Melasma more aggressively.
Because Melasma is a biological skin disorder, there is no internal cure and although some patients only experience temporary skin discoloration, others may have symptoms that require long-term treatment. This is nothing to fear because the solution to your problem exists in so many accessible methods.
Apart from the preventative measures, there are professional procedures that help diminish the appearance of existing blotches. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, an aesthetician or expert will recommend one or two types of procedures. A Chemical Peel , which is the application of glycolic acid to your skin. It removes the top, Melasma affected layer of your skin and makes way for new skin cells to develop. Other pigmentation removal treatments gradually removes to top layer of your skin to reduce or completely eliminate the appearance of uneven skin tones.
Understanding your skin condition is vital in the treatment process but trusting professionals to help you overcome such a common disorder will facilitate a quicker restoration of gorgeous, healthy skin!