Introduction To Melsama

Melasma is a common skin condition that causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. It is a chronic condition that affects mainly women and is thought to be caused by hormonal changes, sun exposure, and genetic factors. Melasma patches usually appear on the cheeks, forehead, chin, and upper lip, but they can also occur on other parts of the body that are exposed to the sun.


Melasma is sometimes referred to as the “mask of pregnancy” because it often develops during pregnancy. However, it can also occur in men and non-pregnant women. The condition is more common in people with darker skin tones, such as those of Hispanic, Asian, and Middle Eastern descent.


Factors To Consider


It is important to remember that there is no actual “cure” for melasma, which is a very challenging condition to manage. Nonetheless, there are numerous treatments that can be used to inhibit the pigmentation and lessen its visibility. To avoid deeper pigmentation that is more difficult to remove, we would encourage patients to begin therapy as soon as possible.