Melasma – Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

Melasma is a skin disorder that results in the production of dark and grey patches on the skin surface. It is considered as one of the most common skin conditions that men and women are facing today. For many people, it is a cosmetic concern but sometimes leads to extremely serious complications and in that case, it must be treated as soon as possible. Melasma can affect almost any area of the body but most likely appear on the forehead, cheeks, upper lips, and nose. You should also know that the problem is not age-specific, people of all ages i-e from children to the elderly can face this problem. So, if you are suffering from this condition and looking for its treatments, don’t worry you’re not alone in this. Try self-care measures or get help from an experienced doctor to get rid of it. For more information about Melasma – Causes, Symptoms & Treatments, read this blog till the bottom.

Causes

Let’s move towards the causes of melasma. According to the recent study, 70% of patients had melasma due to sun exposure. We are aware of the fact that patches appear on the skin surface whenever our skin is exposed to the sun for a longer period and when this happens we say that our skin is pigmented. Melasma Treatment in Dubai is also a type of pigmentation because it also leads to the abnormal coloring of skin therefore the causes of melasma are almost similar to that of pigmentation.

Melasma generally happens when melanocytes begin to produce too much melanin in the skin. The over-activeness of melanocytes can occur due to a number of reasons such as pregnancy, stress, medications, hormonal imbalance, or sun exposure. All these health conditions trigger melanin production and eventually lead to dark and grey patches on the skin surface.

Diagnosis

Generally, a simple visual exam is done for diagnosis but for a more detailed analysis, doctors perform a biopsy. In this test, a small piece of the affected skin is taken and tested to gather smaller details about it.

Symptoms

As mentioned above, melasma is simply a skin discoloration so, when this happens, dark and light patches and spots appear on the skin. It typically affects forehead and upper lips but other body parts that are often exposed to sun exposure can also suffer from this condition.

Treatments

For some people, melasma fade over time but for others, it resides on the skin for the rest of their lives. If you have melasma and you want to eradicate it, Dynamic clinic is a wonderful place. Best treatments that we offer for melasma include,

Topical creams

In early melasma disease, topical creams are often recommended to patients. Ointments with azelaic acid, kojic acid are used on the skin for the purpose of skin resurfacing and toning. The ingredients present in these creams slow down the production of melanin to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone. The results are astonishing but temporary, they disappear as soon as you stop using it.

Microdermabrasion

It is a minimally invasive solution to the problem of colored patches on the skin surface. It exfoliates the damaged skin to reveal a clearer and smoother one. This option has no side-effects so recovery is very quick and simple.

Chemical peel

A chemical peel provides long-term benefit to sufferers. It contains an acidic solution which when applied to the skin beautifully resurfaces it so, only after a few sessions, you will see significant improvement in your skin tone and texture.

Laser treatment

If you have a pigmented skin and looking for its treatment, you can try our Laser treatments. In this type of melasma treatment, laser energy is directed to heat up the pigmented buildups, intending to generate an even skin tone. The treatment is completely painless and has no side-effects so the decision of investing money in it won’t be wrong.

Candidates for Melasma Treatment

Individuals of any age or race can be affected but pregnant women with darker skin complexions are more prone to this problem. You are a candidate for melasma treatment if,

  • You are bothered by the skin changes occurring due to melasma
  • Your desires and expectations are practical
  • You have good general health, not a sufferer of any serious medical condition
  • You want to get an even skin tone i-e free from dark spots and patches
  • You are looking for a non-invasive treatment to overcome pigmentation issues

Why choose us? 

Dynamic clinic is a full-service cosmetic surgery clinic in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah. We offer a comprehensive range of Cosmetic surgeries and skincare procedures to help our clients achieve an attractive physical appearance. Our practitioners always value their relationships with clients, partners, and co-workers. For more information about Melasma – causes, symptoms & treatments, get in touch with us.