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Melasma Hyperpigmentation

What is Melasma?

Melasma, also known as aschloasma faciei, is a skin disorder characterized by an excess of pigment that causes the formation of dark patches on the face. These discolorations commonly occur on areas like the forehead, cheeks, chin, and upper lip and are often triggered by hormonal changes such as pregnancy or adjustments in birth control use. Consequently, melasma predominantly affects women (about 90% of cases) and is colloquially referred to as the “mask of pregnancy.” Nonetheless, men can also be affected by this condition, and it is believed that exposure to sunlight may worsen its symptoms.

Having hyperpigmentation can severely impact your self-confidence, especially when dark spots on your face are hard to conceal. The good news is that numerous treatment choices are available for those dealing with this condition, regardless of its origin.

What are Solar lentigines?

Sunspots, also known as solar lentigines, are brown patches that appear on sun-exposed areas of the body like the face, chest, and hands. These spots can become more noticeable with continued exposure to sunlight, so it is crucial to apply sunscreen regularly.

What is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation?

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common occurrence that arises from skin injuries, including surgical procedures or the presence of skin conditions like acne. These instances lead to the development of smooth, discoloured patches on the skin, ranging in colour from pink and red to brown or black.

Tailored Consultation

The visibility of melasma may differ between summer and winter seasons, although this is not always the case. Pregnancy or hormonal medications like birth control pills can be potential triggers, as well as thyroid disorders and unsuitable cosmetic products. At Glamderm MediSpa, our approach goes beyond simply examining the affected areas. We believe in talking to gain insight into your medical background, specific symptoms, daily life, and the impact of these factors.

Suggested Treatment Options

Chemical Peels