Melasma Treatment Options and Cures

Melasma Treatment Options

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Are you presently suffering from dark “splotches” or discoloration on your face, particularly your forehead, cheeks, or lip area?

If so, you may be experiencing a common condition, typically experienced by African-Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and women during pregnancy, known as melasma disease.

Melasma is a common condition, occurring more so in women than men, that negatively affects the pigmentation within the skin.

However, despite the discoloration it causes, there are effective skin pigmentation treatments that work.

By understanding exactly what melasma is, what causes this common condition, and effective forms of treatment, the effects of this disease on the skin can easily be alleviated and reduced.

This article provides a guide for those suffering from this embarrassing condition and explains available melasma treatment options.

What is Melasma disease – Overview

Melasma is a common skin condition that is known to affect the pigment of the skin and typically occurs within individuals of African-American, Hispanic, or Asian decent, as well as women who are pregnant.

Often characterized as a “symmetrical rash” across the cheeks, lips, nose, or forehead, melasma discolors the skin. The skin discoloration experienced often ranges in color, typically exclusive to various shades of dark brown and deep gray.

Individuals with lighter or fairer skin pigment are not immune to the effects of melasma; however, the discoloration tends to be a lighter shade and is not always easily recognized due to the difference in pigmentation.

The exact cause of this disease, which is experienced routinely in women during pregnancy, is unknown. There are a few good options for the treatment of melasma available, but first let’s look into the causes of this skin disease.

Common Causes Of Melasma

There is a variety of contributing factors that are believed to cause it. However, the exact reason this condition occurs is unknown. Melasma is believed to occur when the cells within the skin overproduce, resulting in an increase of the pigment melanin within the skin and noticeable dark discoloration within the skin.

What causes skin pigmentation? Considering the increased cell production, this disease is also believed to occur as a result of the following:

  • Various medications, such as tetracycline and other anti-malarial medications originating from quinine.
  • Birth control usage.
  • Sun exposure.
  • Heredity.
  • Increased hormones experienced mostly in women who are pregnant.

Despite the believed causes of melasma, this disease is not attributed to any particular forms of skin disorders and are deemed harmless. Although harmless, many who suffer from this condition seek various forms of melasma natural treatment options to alleviate this embarrassing condition, normally exclusive to the face.

Effective Treatment for Melasma

Over the past couple of years, a variety of hyper-pigmentation treatment options have been made readily available to effectively reduce the appearance of the dark discoloration experienced as a result of this disease. Although these skin discoloration treatment options are effective in reducing discoloration, they do not necessarily cure the cause of this disease within the skin.

Your skin will be glowing with the advanced and effective skin pigmentation and melasma treatment options available today. Here is a list :

  • Skin lightening natural melasma creams and agents like Hydroquinone (Quinol).
  • Sunscreen usage.
  • Melasma laser treatment for pigmentation on the face.
  • Chemical peels.
  • Hyper-pigmentation therapy.
  • Herbal and natural remedies.

These methods to treat melasma, although effective, do not necessarily treat the underlying cause of this disease within the skin but do greatly reduce the visible appearance of dark discoloration within the skin. The effectiveness of treatments varies from person to person.

Melasma is a very embarrassing condition, seeing as it creates noticeable, dark discoloration within the skin. Although the exact cause of this skin disease is unknown, believed causes, such as birth control usage, sun exposure, heredity, and sun exposure are often cited as common causes of skin pigmentation disorders.

Heavily noticeable in African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and pregnant women, the affects of this disease can be reduced. However, these melasma treatment options do not treat the exact, underlying cause of that skin disorder, which remains unknown.

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