Melasma Treatment

Melasma, also known as chloasma or brown spots, is a common skin condition which affects various parts of the face, including the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin. Characterized by dark, discolored patches which range in color from brown to gray, melasma can cause great cosmetic concern for women.

If you suffer from melasma, there are treatments available to help fade the discoloration and preventative steps you can take to prevent recurrences. To schedule a consultation with a skin care professional inthat specializes in melasma treatment, call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Melasma Causes

90 percent of melasma sufferers are women. While its causes are not completely understood, there are several factors which appear to trigger melasma development. Potential melasma causes include:

A family history of melasma may increase your risk of developing melasma, along with having a darker skin tone.

Melasma Removal & Prevention

If melasma is triggered by pregnancy or birth control medication, it often disappears on its own when hormone levels stabilize. In other instances, your healthcare provider can provide several different treatment options to aid in melasma removal. Your treatment plan could include:

To prevent melasma, it is important to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays. This means wearing sunscreen every day or a wide-brimmed hat and limiting your time in the sun. Unfortunately, other triggers of melasma are hard to avoid. Make sure you choose gentle skin care products which do not cause irritation to the skin.

If the brown spots of melasma are causing you concern, meet with a healthcare provider in who can help you effectively treat your facial concerns. Call (408) 946-9453 or contact us online.

Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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