The key for the treatment/management of Melasma is correct timely diagnosis esp its type and most importantly the underlying cause for it. Hence don’t delay instead consult your Dermatologist:
MUST KNOW FACTS ABOUT MELASMA
TYPES OF MELASMA
There are three different types of melasma namely:
PLZ Note: At times age spots, sun spots and freckles can also be mistaken by people for melasma. But remember Melasma patches are usually symmetrical, with matching marks on both sides of the face.
Discoloured irregular patches (darker than the skin colour) on the:
Note: Melasma patches are usually symmetrical, with matching marks on both sides of the face.
Melasma is caused by the over-production of the pigment melanin. Whilst the condition usually occurs as a response to hormonal changes, such as pregnancy, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Other major contributing factors are:
Most of the times people misinterpret early signs/patches/spots of melasma for sun tan hence it is very important to consult a dermatologist immediately, if you observe any discolored marks on your skin.
Melasma is usually diagnosed by a dermatologist visually or with assistance of a Wood’s lamp/ Dermatoscope. Wood’s lamp assists in assessing how deeply melasma has penetrated the skin.
Depending on the severity of melasma it is mostly treated using one or all of the following –
It takes time for melasma treatment to take effect – weeks rather than days – so be patient, consistent and persistent.
IF YOU want to resolve and get rid of your skin concern (Melasma); then instead of a Basic Skincare Regime; you would require a CUSTOMIZED SKINCARE REGIME (containing specific skincare products that can target to resolve your concerns) along with correct skincare guidance.
COMMON QUERIES- RESOLVED
Q1) Is melasma contagious?
Ans: No, melasma is not contagious. Melasma is caused by melanogenesis which causes the excess color in the skin.
Q2) Does melasma have a genetic link?
Ans: There seems to be some genetic correlation in those who develop melasma. If you have close family and relatives who have had this condition, you may be more likely to develop melasma.
Q3) Can melasma be fully cured?
Ans: It’s a chronic condition that develops slowly and can be difficult to treat. The gradual disappearance of dark patches is based on creating the right treatment combination for each individual and consistent protection from further exposure to the sun. Always consult a dermatologist for designing your treatment plan never go for self medication or over the counter prescriptions by people.
NATURAL EFFECTIVE HOME REMEDIES