Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation that appears on the face, especially on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead and upper lip and sometimes on other sun-exposed parts of the body, such as the forearms. At Skin Karma we use latest methods for melasma treatment in Dwarka.
Melasma is most common in women – only 10% of cases are male – affecting up to 90% of pregnant women.
For that reason, it is also known as “the mask of pregnancy” (or chloasma). While all ethics are affected, people with darker skin tones are more prone. Unlike age spots, melasma can disappear of its own accord after birth, or if estrogen intake is reduced.
Removal is done by laser therapy, intense pulse light or chemical peel. These can be expensive and invasive and can actually trigger post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, especially on darker skin tones.
More precise than chemical peels, laser therapies use high-energy lights to target affected areas. This deletes hyperpigmented skin cells, at a surface (epidermis) level or deeper (dermis), depending on the severity of symptoms.
With chemical peels, the dermatologist applies an acidic solution (Glycolic Acid (AHA)) to treat the affected layers of skin. Skin tends to blister, then peel, revealing unblemished skin beneath.