The appearance of gray-brown patches on the cheeks, forehead, the nose, chin and upper lip is indication that you are suffering from melasma, which is a common skin problem among both men and women. Experts say that melasma can spread to other parts of the body that are frequently exposed to sunlight, including the neck and forearms.
You can defend yourself from melasma by wearing sunscreen whereby you should wear sun protection regularly and reapply it after every 2 hours. Moreover, Dr. Shumaila recommends that you should also wear wide-brimmed hat when you go outside, adding that female are more probable than male to contract melasma. The condition is common among pregnant women, suggesting that hormonal changes prompt melasma in pregnant women.
The appearance of melasma can induce immense emotional, psychological and social distress in the patient. Even though a number of treatment options are available to treat melasma, yet its management remains a factor to deal with.
According to Dr. Shumaila, laser treatment of melasma is very effective in providing relief to the patient, especially for people suffering from dermal or mixed melasma. The treatment of melasma also depends on the type of laser being used for treatment. At the Dermalse, we have a variety of laser devices, including Q-switched alexandrite, pulsed dye laser and Q-switched Nd:YAG among a wide range of fractional lasers.
Dr. Shumaila, who has several years of experience in melasma laser treatment, says that the use of the appropriate laser type with proper settings plays key role in treatment of melasma. Moreover, she recommends that proper maintenance therapy should be carried out on the patient to keep melasma from returning.
If you are suffering from melasma, suffer no more, because a wide range of laser technologies are available at the Dermalase to treat your condition. This, combined with the expertise our lead Dermatologist Dr. Shumaila and her team, will help you get rid of melasma. Get an appointment with Dr. Shumaila today.