This post has some value because I have to deal with melasma and especially so during my 20’s, it’s frustrating and a pain to get rid of, here’s what I learned.
Melasma is a skin condition that mostly affects women during pregnancy. The condition is characterized by the appearance of brown patches on the skin which generally show up on the face. It is also known as the mask of pregnancy. Certain other factors such as exposure to the sun, hormonal imbalance and use of certain birth control medications can also cause Melasma.
Thankfully, there are some treatment options that are available to correct this condition. Skincare facilities like Laser Skin Care are offering all of these options under one roof in Dubai. We shall learn more about these treatment options in the following lines to understand better about their functionality. More likely than not people end up using some type of melasma treatment cream to help them with their melasma problem.
The first option used to correct Melasma is an application of melasma cream. There is a wide range of creams that are available for this purpose. The ingredients found in these creams include phytic acid, kojic acid, hydroquinone, Azelaic acid, and tretinoin. It is important that you first consult a doctor before using these creams to ensure that you do not use a product that is not good for you skin. The creams need to be applied for a while to ensure that the desired outcome is obtained.
A laser is used at specific frequencies to target the melanin in the skin that causes Melasma in the first place. The nearby skin remains safe since the laser is specifically used for targeting the darker matter. It breaks down the pigmentation which the body can get rid of quite easily.
The levels of elastin and collagen both are improved in the skin, making it suppler. A few sessions of Melasma treatment are needed to achieve the desired results. Side effects are minimal, and generally, there is no downtime associated with the treatment.
Chemical peels are acidic solutions that are available in various strengths. It resurfaces the skin to correct the underlying problems. Once the new skin comes up on top, it has a lesser appearance of these brown patches. It also boosts the level of collagen in the skin to make it firmer. A few sessions are needed with mild and moderate peels to acquire the results. Deep peels are often used only once and in rare cases.
Be sure to get the peels are applied by a professional in a professional setting. The peels are easily available in drug stores without a prescription which makes it tempting to try it yourself. However, such an endeavor poses a serious threat of burning of the skin, so it is best not to try it yourself.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
IPL is a treatment based on a broad spectrum light that is used in specific wavelengths to target the chromophore. In case of Melasma, the intended target is the buildup of melanin. The light heats up the melanin, the pigmentation breaks down, and the body removes it with ease. The procedure needs to be repeated a few times for the best results. Since the light is set to target the darker matter only, the skin tissue around the treated area remains largely unaffected.
Dermabrasion is a highly invasive yet very effective treatment option for some conditions including Melasma. It uses a specialized wire brush to exfoliate the top layer of the skin. As the skin heals, the new top layer has lesser issues. At the same time, production of Collagen also increases, and the skin’s overall health improves. There is a fair bit of downtime with this treatment so be sure to discuss all the aspects in detail with your doctor before getting the treatment.