Melasma is a common skin pigmentation condition where brown to gray patches appear on the skin, typically on the cheeks, forehead, nose and chin.
It occurs predominantly in females with only 10% of males having this condition. Melasma, also known as chloasma, is common in post-pregnancy females, hence giving rise to the term “mask of pregnancy”.
The causes are multifactorial and include sun damage, hormonal and inflammatory (increased mast cell activity) factors, increased vascularity and disruption of the basement membrane and skin barrier function.
Treatment nowadays are multimodal and include laser toning, using laser to reduce vascularity, reducing inflammation as well as restoring basement membrane integrity. Sun protection and topical lightening agents and moisturiser will definitely be required as well.
NU.U Clinic has a wide suite of treatment options for Melasma which delivers high patient satisfaction. If you have concerns regarding Melasma, call the clinic @ 67329989 to schedule a non-obligatory consultation.