Melasma is a skin disorder due to which brownish or grey patches show up on the skin, mostly on the face. Melasma generally occurs on the cheeks, the forehead, upper lip and the bridge of the nose. It can also occur on other body areas, especially areas which are under sunlight like the forearms, neck and the shoulders.
The American Academy of Dermatology states that only 10 per cent of all cases of melasma occur in men. Women with darker complexions and who are pregnant are at greater risk of developing melasma.
Melasma occurs due to the improper functioning of colour making cells in the skin also called melanocytes. That’s why people with dark skin tones are more vulnerable to melasma as compared to people with lighter skin tones. Melasma problem is also seen in people whose family members are having melasma problem. Simply we can say that it can be a hereditary problem too as observed in some cases.
- Melasma doesn’t have any significant symptoms other than the white patches that show up on the skin.
- But still, it’s better to consult the skin specialist for proper treatment.
A visual examination by a dermatologist is enough to diagnose melasma. But sometimes dermatologists prefer taking a biopsy, which is the removal of skin portion for observation.
The general treatment recommended by the top dermatologists is sun protection. For sun protection, generally, it is advised to use sunscreen recommended by the best skin doctors. Generally during pregnancy, due to pills or hormonal imbalance, symptoms of melasma show up. But its also seen that after pregnancy it fades away if you stop consumption of pills. If still, the problem persists, it always better to book an appointment with a skin specialist. These days the online consultation option has simplified the process and you can opt for teleconsultation with just a click.
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