Melasma is a common skin condition in which brown spots appear on your skin. It is because of the presence of a very dark pigment called melanocyte in the skin. It can be triggered due to light exposure or hormonal changes. Hormones may stimulate the production of cells that make melanocytes (brown pigment). Sunlight can also stimulate the growth of such cells that produce melanin or brown pigment.
The majority of women are suffering from Melasma as it can appear on any skin type. The brown patches appear on the forehead, upper lip, cheeks, or jawline. It shows up due to several reasons like hormonal changes, pregnancy, oral contraceptives, and menopause, etc. However, it is now possible to treat melasma with certain procedures.
Let’s have a look at different options to treat melasma.
How Melasma can be Treated?
Are those brown spots stealing away the beauty of your face? Don’t worry, because there are treatments available to heal melasma.
You need to protect your skin from sun exposure to treat melasma. The ultraviolet rays worsen the appearance of dark spots. Pick a strong sunscreen which is recommended by your dermatologist. Use more amount of sunblock on the skin areas where you have the darkest blotches.
If you are suffering from severe melasma, try to cover your body by wearing long-sleeved shirts, pants, and hats.
Bleaching creams and other skincare products can also help in blocking the excess production of dark pigment in the skin. Your dermatologist will help you pick the right one for you. Make sure that the cream doesn’t cause sting or burns when applied. If you think it is making the condition worse, stop using it, and consult your doctor.
Chemical peels might help you treat melasma by pushing out the undesirable dark pigment of your skin. They can help eliminate all types of brown spots irrespective of the cause of their presence.
Microdermabrasion is a procedure in which an instrument is used to remove the dead and damaged skin cells from the outer layer. The revealed skin is free of dark patches and has even tone. Your skin is moisturized through special hydrators. It removes dark patches and cleans out the pores. This treatment is really effective to get rid of melasma patches and does not damage the healthy skin.
Laser treatments are the best option for treating melasma. Choose a laser expert so that he suggests the most appropriate laser treatment for you that reduces melasma. The laser treatments have shown the best of results in treating the dark patches for almost all types and colors of skin.
In fractional CO2 laser treatment, the laser beam is broken into tiny pixels so that they can penetrate deeply into the skin without burning or damaging the healthy skin. This procedure is recognized as the most effective treatment for treating melasma.
Consult the skin specialists at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery® to get the most suitable melasma treatment according to your skin type and color. You can get a free personalized consultation with one of our experts by filling in the form given below. So, don’t miss this opportunity and book your appointment now.