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About Melasma

Melasma is a very common skin problem in India. It is an acquired hypermelanosis of sun exposed areas. It is usually present on the cheeks, bridge of nose, forehead, chin, and above the upper lip. It also can appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun, such as the forearms and neck.

Creams prescribed by the doctor and the chemical peels at the clinic have reduced my pigmentation. I feel much more confident now!

Ms. Geeta Sharma, Gurgaon

There are various factors that have shown to increase the risk of developing melasma like These are genetic predisposition, excessive sun exposure, thyroid diseases, pregnancy, oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) use etc.

Management:

  • Prescription based creams and lotions
  • Medicated sunscreens
  • Clinical facials
  • Chemical Peels like glycolic acid, jessner’s peel, TCA etc.
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Lasers