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Treating Melasma Holistically at mySkin

Melasma is a skin condition characterized by hyperpigmentation, leading to dark spots, especially on facial areas exposed to sunlight, known as “sun terraces” like the forehead, cheeks, and upper lip. Although more prevalent in women, it can also affect men.

Causes of Melasma:

Hormonal Factors

  • Pregnancy: Often termed “pregnancy mask,” hormonal changes during pregnancy contribute significantly to Melasma.
  • Contraceptives: The use of oral contraceptives can induce hormonal fluctuations, promoting Melasma.

Genetic Predisposition

A genetic predisposition can increase the likelihood of developing Melasma.

UV Radiation

Unprotected sun exposure is a significant trigger for Melasma, stimulating pigment production and worsening existing spots.

Skincare Products

Certain skincare products, especially those with irritating or photosensitizing ingredients, may contribute to Melasma development.

mySkin's Approach to Melasma Treatment:

To effectively address Melasma, mySkin Clinic adopts a comprehensive approach:

1. Highly Effective Sunscreens (SPF50):

Recommending high-quality sunscreens to protect the skin from UV rays and minimize Melasma triggers.

2. Brightening Agents:

Using agents that regulate pigmentation to reduce dark spots and promote even skin tone.

3. Agents Blocking Pigment Formation:

Employing specific agents to block pigment formation and prevent recurrence.

4. Agents Reducing Pigments:

Integrating ingredients that break down existing pigments for a more even skin tone.

5. Specialized Laser Therapies:

Utilizing laser therapies like Picoway, VBEAM, FRAX1550 Pro Laser for targeted reduction of pigment irregularities.

6. Individualized Skincare Plans:

Creating tailored skincare plans to address individual needs.

7. Regular Follow-ups:

Conducting regular follow-up appointments to monitor treatment progress and make necessary adjustments.

8. Patient Counseling:

Providing comprehensive education and guidance on Melasma, individual triggers, and the importance of preventive measures for long-term skin health.

Our goal is not only to treat visible symptoms but also to address the underlying causes of Melasma, aiming for long-term and sustainable results.

FAQs

Can Melasma be completely cured?
Melasma is chronic, but treatments can achieve visible improvements.
Often, one session is sufficient; in some cases, a second may be considered after several weeks.
Laser treatment is well-tolerated; anesthetics are used if needed.
Results can last a long time; however, triggers like hormonal changes may necessitate additional treatment.
Treatment during pregnancy requires caution and individualized consultation.
Our dermatologists are available to answer any further questions and provide individualized guidance.