What is Melasma ?
Melasma, also known as “Chloasma” or “mask of pregnancy” is a common cosmetic problem. It appears as a dark skin discoloration commonly found on the upper cheeks, nose and forehead. Melasma is often associated with female hormones and is especially common in pregnant women, women taking birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during menopause. Sun exposure is also a strong risk factor for melasma.
How many treatments are needed ?
Additional Benefits of Treating Melasma with Laser
A combination of laser therapy, topical lightening cream and sunscreen is recommended for the successful treatment of melasma. However, there is currently no permanent cure for melasma and ongoing touch-up treatments are necessary to maintain successful outcomes.