What is Melasma2019-04-21T15:57:38+02:00

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What is Melasma

What is melasma?2018-12-28T11:21:02+02:00

Melasma or blotches is the name of hyperpigmentations on the skin, mainly occurring on the face, the neck and the hands.

It is an acquired skin disease characterized by a symmetric patches of hyperpigmentation on the face.

What are the causes of melasma?2018-12-28T11:20:18+02:00

The causes can be many, and until now are not totally clear. Genetic predisposition, sun light exposure and womens’ sex hormones are some of the factors , are some of the factors which are implicated.

The clinical course of melasma is chronic and has frequent relapses complicating efficient treatment.

Which are the therapeutic solutions for melasma?2018-12-28T11:18:30+02:00
  • Whitening creams: Topical treatment with whitening agents improves discoloration but incorrect application can create skin irritation and worsen hyperpigmentation.
  • Chemical peels:Chemical peel removes excess melanin. Its application must be careful because it can cause postinflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • Dermabrasion: With dermabrasion the skin is regenerated as the part with discoloration is removed.
  • Laser: Melanin has a wide spectrum of radiation absorption , therefore it allows the use of different kind of lasers as therapeutic measures. laser CO2 causes sublimation of the water of the skin thereby removing the pigment that causes hyperpigmentation. The initial application of a CO2 laser targets the skin’s hyperpigmentation cusing minimal thermal damage in the skin’s deeper layers and afterwards the application of a pulsed dye laser targets the pigments of the dermis.

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