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Melasma treatments

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What is Melsama ?
What is Melsama ?
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Freckles are often considered aesthetic qualities, especially in some cultures, while large gatherings of them are called melasma, which appear as a response to an increase in melanin secretion, which may be disturbing to many people, and many of them are looking for solutions to get rid of melasma.
Definition of melasma
Definition of melasma
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It is a skin condition characterized by brown or gray spots that appear on large areas of the face, especially in pregnant women, and then it is called (the mask of pregnancy). Harmless, but it may cause an aesthetic problem for people.
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Melasma sites

Melasma commonly appears on the cheeks, nose, chin, above the upper lip, and forehead. It can also appear on other places such as the arms, neck, and back, meaning that it is affected by places exposed to the sun, where the response to these areas is excessive, so symptoms often increase during the summer.


The reasons for the appearance of melasma

  • Hormonal drugs to prevent pregnancy: drugs that contain estrogen and progesterone
  • Anticonvulsant medications
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Pregnancy: due to the increase in estrogen and progesterone levels
  • Make-up: Some cosmetics can cause a reaction called phototoxin
  • Soap: It is believed that some types of scented soap cause melasma


Melasma treatments

Melasma has many treatment options that we discuss at the Excellage Clinic with our patients, as treatments range from medications to different sessions of light therapies and others, including:


  • Azelaic acid
  • Cystamine
  • Hydrocortisone (topical corticosteroid)
  • methimazole
  • Soybean extract
  • Topical alpha hydroxy acid
  • tranexamic acid
  • Tretinoin: a topical retinoid

Other non-drug treatment options:

  • Chemical peeling: the surface layer is removed, even the deeper ones
  • Micro-needling, this procedure helps to even out skin tone
  • Laser and light therapy: Some studies have found that the addition of laser or light therapy can improve outcomes for patients who are already applying medications to their skin.
  • Platelet rich plasma
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Here are some questions and answers that will help you know

What are the general recommendations for people with melasma?

  1. Avoid exposure to the sun without sunscreen
  2. Stop using any soap or cosmetics that cause melasma
  3. Wear wide hats and use sunscreens that contain iron oxide

Can I take the drug during pregnancy?

It is likely that melasma will automatically recede after pregnancy, and if this is not done, you can start with some possible treatments, but we at Excellage Clinic do not recommend any measures during pregnancy other than preventive ones.

What vitamins can I take to help with melasma?

Vitamin D, where we recommend in the Excellage Clinic to eat foods rich in it, or to take vitamin D supplements.

Is melasma cancerous?

Melasma is not considered a cancerous condition at all, and it does not have the potential to transform into cancer. However, some types of cancer may coincide with the appearance of melasma, so it is necessary to consult a doctor when any new differences appear on the skin.



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