Melasma Treatment in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain
What is Melasma?
Melasma is a common pigmentation condition characterized by dark, discolored patches on the skin. Melanocyte cells create melanin in your skin. These cells sometimes malfunction and create more melanin in some areas. Excess melanin produces the blotchy areas that typify this condition. It may look like macules, which are similar to freckles, or larger and darker patches with irregular borders. Melasma is also referred to as chloasma or “mask of pregnancy.” The most common areas for melasma to appear on the face include the:
- Upper lip
- Bridge of the nose
It can also appear in other areas of the body, mainly those exposed to sunlight. These areas include the:
What are the Treatment Options?
There is topical medication as well as procedural treatments at Novomed that you may be advised to follow. Depending on what the doctor may suggest, topical treatments may include hydroquinone, tretinoin, azelaic acid, and tranexamic acid.
Procedural treatments tend to be most effective alongside topical medication. These treatments at Novomed include the following:
- Laser treatment
- Chemical peel
- Light therapy
If you have suffered from melasma before, you can try to avoid triggers by:
- Wearing a hat when in the sun
- Applying sun protection regularly
- Limiting sun exposure
Although harmless, melasma can cause self-consciousness that can lead you to seek treatment. It is important to remember to wear sun-protection if you experience any symptoms. Your best option for curing this condition is to visit a doctor as soon as possible for treatment.