Melasma and hyperpigmentation:

General overview:

Melasma is a common pigmentary skin condition that causes brown or grey patches on the face. It mainly occurs in females (90% of cases). Specifically, women with darker complexions and who are pregnant are at greater risk of developing melasma.

Treatment options:

  • Topical treatments: hydroquinone or alternative combined creams
  • Available medical procedures:
    • Microdermabrasion
    • Laser treatment
    • Light therapy
    • Mesotherapy
    • Chemical peels
  • Avoiding triggers:
    • Limiting sun exposure
    • Wearing a hat when outside
    • Using sunscreen