Melasma is a condition, more commonly seen in females, where brown pigmentation appears on the face. Typically, it often involves the forehead, cheeks and upper lip, and it can be associated with the hormonal changes of pregnancy and taking the oral contraceptive.
The condition is purely cosmetic, meaning there are no medical need for melasma treatment, nor any effect on your health, as a result of developing melasma.
However, due to its often disfiguring appearance, which can be difficult to hide with makeup, many patients choose to have their melasma treated.
Melasma treatment can be difficult and often the goal of treatment is improvement rather than a complete cure.
At Neutral Bay Laser & Dermatology Clinic, we have extensive experience treating melasma and offer a range of options including :
- Topical brightening creams
- Q-switched Nd:YAG laser
- Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
- Fraxel Dual laser
- Picosure laser
One of the most important factors in the development of melasma is exposure to sunlight. Strict sun protection whenever you are in the sun, through the use of high SPF sunscreen and other sun protection measures, is an essential cornerstone of any melasma treatment.
The first step in treating your melanoma is to have a consultation with our Dermatologist. Call our reception on (02) 9953 9522 to schedule an appointment.
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