Melasma is characterized by the appearance of brown or gray-brown patches on the face, typically forming on the cheeks, forehead, bridge of the nose, and upper lip. These patches often exhibit a symmetrical and irregular pattern, and various factors contribute to their development.
Hormones play a pivotal role in the onset and progression of Melasma. Events like pregnancy, birth control pill usage, hormone replacement therapy, and thyroid disorders can trigger or exacerbate this condition, rendering it more prevalent in women.
Sun exposure is a primary factor in Melasma's development. Ultraviolet (UV) light stimulates the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for our skin's color, which can darken existing Melasma patches. Genetics can also be a predisposing factor for Melasma. A family history of the condition may increase your susceptibility as well. Furthermore, certain medications, cosmetics, and skincare products have been known to act as potential triggers or exacerbators of Melasma in some individuals.
While Melasma typically poses no health risks, its cosmetic impact can be significant. At Optima Medical, our focus extends to addressing the challenges posed by Melasma. We invite you to take the first step towards achieving clearer, more even-toned skin by scheduling a complimentary consultation with our skilled professionals. Our experts will assess your specific needs and design a customized treatment plan, leaving you with a more radiant and confident complexion.