9 Facts About Melasma

"hyperpigmentation spots"

Melasma is characterized by brown-to-gray patches, connected  together, forming randomly. It is usually caused due to the skin being exposed to the sun. Usually melasma is more visible in the cheeks, forehead, and chin, and more often than not is symmetrical. This means that if you have one cheek affected by it, you more than likely will have patches on the other cheek too. Symptoms are not life-threatening, just for some, unsightly.

Here are 9 things you should know about melasma:

  1. Melasma (characterized by brown patches on the skin) is one of the most difficult skin conditions to treat in the cosmetic industry
  2. Melasma is also known as hyperpigmentation
  3. Melasma is a fairly common skin condition
  4. Melasma mostly affects women
  5. Those of darker pigmented skin, such as Latins, Indians, Asians, Middle Easterners, Mediterraneans, and those of African descent, tend to be more affected than Caucasians
  6. Epidermal melasma responds easily to skin lightening treatments

There are three types of melasma:

  1. Epidermal melasma– which affect the top layer of the skin (epidermis)
  2. Dermal melasma— affects the second layer of the skin (patches are lighter brown that epidermal melanoma, and is characterized by borders that are less precise), and unfortunately is a bit more difficult to treat
  3. Mixed melasma– a combination of dermal and epidermal melasma (when treated professionally, favorable results are reported)

Please take a few minutes to read on how alpha hydroxy treatments help to treat this bothersome skin discoloration condition.






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  2. Edinas says:

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