Can Melasma Be Treated?

What is Melasma?


Melasma is a pigmentation disorder of the skin; it affects women, especially those with darker skin. It is commonly seen on the face and appears as dark spots and patches. This is often caused due to pregnancies, hormone treatments, and certain medications that treat depression.


A good Dermatologist will investigate the type of melasma you have, then put you through sessions of:

1.        Face peels

2.       Couple of hydra facial treatments

3.       A topical cream, that needs to be applied only at night on the Melasma

4.       Face wash

5.       All this is done over a period of 5 to 6 months.


Remember post the peel treatment, your skin will be very sensitive,  do not use any cosmetics on your face, for up to 7 days. Direct heat is bad, so wash your face with chilled water.

Generally, avoid exposure to direct sunlight & especially during peak hours. Using a broad spectrum sunscreen “SPF 50” with your tinted moisturizer is very critical, as it blocks visible light, as well as UVA/UVB rays.  Use sunscreen even when you are indoors.

During the peeling process moisturize your face well and do not pick on the skin that has begun peeling, as this will lead to the darkening of the spot.

You will have to follow the home treatments diligently to see results, which will generally take up to 5 weeks.

There is no permanent treatment for melasma and the marks do not entirely disappear, but constant care will help keep the marks light.

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Personalize you skin care routine.

Very few of us have it lucky and the rest have to work every day to have that, “much desired smooth flawless skin.”

I do not see looking after your- self is hard work in any way. It boosts self confidence and makes you walk tall.

Many I meet, “belittle themselves and how they look.” When I ask them about their skin care routine, the answer is almost the same from every one, “I did it in the past but, it got so boring that I discontinued.”

No one has achieved anything without effort. And tending to self, is no sweat at all.

“Foundation lays itself flawless on good skin. The results are surprising.”

Good Skin Dawn Tobin

1. CLEANSE – TONE – MOISTURIZE YOUR FACE  every day when you wake up in the morning & before going to bed at night.

2. Start your day with a glass of water
3. Eat a fruit before your morning cup of tea
4. Drink a lot of fluid during the day.
5. Exfoliate once a week
6. Dry skin needs as much attention as oily skin does.