Melasma is a skin condition characterized by brown or blue-gray patches or freckle-like spots. It is characterized by brown spots/patches on both sides of the face, especially on the cheeks, upper lips, nose and chin. It’s often called the “mask of pregnancy.” Melasma happens because of overproduction of the cells that make the color of your skin.
Self Care Tips :
- Life style alterations to avoid sun light.
- Proper balanced diet.
- Avoiding Stress.
- Avoiding harmful cosmetics and facials.
- Skin lightening creams
- Mild peeling agents
- Use of mild steroid creams
- The above drugs may be used in combination-called Kligman’s formula.
- Laser Treatment
Continuous maintenance treatment is necessary to prevent recurrence. And with each recurrence, pigmentation penetrates deeper, and becomes more and more difficult to treat.