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MELASMA Condition


Melasma Condition

What is Melasma?

Melasma is a common skin problem characterized by the presence of brown to gray-brown patches on the face. These patches can appear as flat areas or freckle-like spots and are often located on the cheeks, chin, nose bridge, forehead, and above the upper lip. Melasma is more commonly observed in women than in men and is frequently referred to as the “mask of pregnancy” due to its prevalence among pregnant women. The condition tends to darken and lighten over time, with worsening of symptoms during the summer and improvement during the winter.

What causes melasma?

The primary cause of melasma is multifactorial, involving genetic influences, ultraviolet (UV) radiation, hormonal changes, cosmetics, certain medications, and hormonal therapies. The condition is particularly linked to the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. Pregnant women, women taking oral contraceptives, and those undergoing hormonal therapies are more susceptible to melasma due to the influence of these hormones.

Overall, melasma is a complex skin condition influenced by genetics, hormonal changes, and sun exposure, and its management often involves a combination of treatments offered at VIP Medspa to mitigate its appearance and recurrence:

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