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Melasma: The Skin Condition That Is Treatable

About

A medical condition which produces a patched appearance on skin areas like the forehead, bridge of the nose, and the neck.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 90% of Melasma cases are recorded in women. [1]

- Also called the ‘mask of pregnancy’
- May last short-term or lifelong
- Triggered by hormones
- No lab tests or imaging needed
- Is a treatable medical condition

Melasma is a skin condition that mostly affects pregnant women. It is commonly found on the forehead, bridge of the nose, and may appear in other areas of the body like the forearms, and neck. It goes away on its own usually when women stop taking birth control pills. Sunscreen creams and lotions have been proven to be just as effective in treating melasma as well.

Symptoms

What causes melasma isn’t really clear but its symptoms appear as brownish to gray-brown patches of skin.

People also experience:
- Feelings of low self-esteem due to looks
- Darker areas of skin
- Stress and skin discoloration

Treatment

Self-care:
Apply your sunscreen every two to four hours and stop taking birth control pills.

Medications:
OTC medications containing 4% hydroquinone are prescribed by doctors for treating melasma. Sunscreens are recommended to be used along with these for effective treatment.

Specialists:
Our healthcare professionals at mfine will diagnose your condition and create a customized treatment plan that meets your needs.

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