Melasma is a common skin condition. Lets look below what causes Melasma and how is can be treated so we no longer have to cover it up with makeup!
What is Melasma?
Melasma is patchy brown or tan facial discolouration which most commonly appears on the upper cheek, upper lip, forehead and chin area. Women aged 20 – 50 years are much more likely to develop this condition than men.
What causes Melasma?
The exact cause of Melasma still remains unclear. Melanocytes in our skin are what produces the protective skin darkening pigment Melanin which appears as Melasma. Darker skin tones which have more active Melanocytes in their skin are more at risk than lighter skin tones. Common triggers of Melasma are UV light from the sun and hormonal changes in the body which often occurs during pregnancy.
How can Melasma be treated?
Some women see Melasma disappear on its own. If this does not occur however there is still something that you can do and that can be through medications or visiting a specialised skin clinic. At A1skin we specialise with DMK as our paramedical range and set skin programs that lighten Melasma and of course it is mandatory to include a sunscreen in your home care routine.
At A1skin we are always provide skin consults for all of our facials, South Melbourne. As a Melbourne skin clinic we pride ourselves in our knowledge on skin through DMK. Call us today for a free skin consult (03) 9699 3090.