Melasma is one of the most common skin conditions affecting women, with over six million people suffering from it in the United States only. Melasma is one of the different types of skin pigmentation, characterized by formation of brown patches on face. The main cause of behind this type of skin discoloration is excessive melanin production, typically due to hormonal changes. However, sun is also a factor contributing to this problem.
Whatever the reason may be behind appearance of unsightly melasma marks on your face, good news is that there are numerous treatment options available to help you effectively counter this problem. Continue reading to know your options:
Natural Remedy – Onion Juice and Apple Cider Vinegar:
Onion juice and Apple Cider Vinegar are two time-tested home remedies that women have been using for centuries to restore natural skin tone. Finely chop two medium sized onions and put the pieces in clean cheesecloth to squeeze the juice. Mix equal amounts of onion juice and apple cider vinegar and apply it to the melasma patches using a cotton ball. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm water. Repeat this process twice daily for 4 to 6 weeks to see the results.
The two most effective cosmetic procedures for unsightly melasma marks include chemical peeling and Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL).
- Chemical Peels:
Chemical peels offer and effective solution for mild to moderate melasma, affecting only the top most layers of skin. A chemical solution is applied to the affected areas to gently peel off damaged skin and reveal smoother, clearer layers beneath.
- Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL):
Light therapy is used to treat stubborn melasma marks. The procedure uses light waves of a specific wavelength to disperse melanin accumulated under the skin, without damaging the epidermis.
Some Useful Tips:
- No doubt the above stated natural remedies as well as cosmetic procedures are really effective in eliminating unsightly melasma marks, but prevention is always better than cure. Sun light is the biggest contributor in all sorts of hyperpigmentation problems, so avoid sun exposure as much as you can, especially between 10am and 4 pm because during this time ultraviolet rays are most damaging. If necessary, put on a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 35 or more. Also prevent your face from direct sun exposure by using physical barriers such as a broad-brimmed hat, umbrella etc.
- Melasma is often confused with freckles and blemishes or age spots. But you should not be mistaken about melasma. Remember melasma marks are typically larger and darker with irregular shapes and mostly appear on nose, cheeks and upper lips.
If you are seeking Melasma Treatment in Dubai, visit Laser Skin Care today and get it effectively treated by a team of highly skilled and experienced laser experts. We also offer free online consultations to our prospective clients.