Melasma is a common skin condition in which there are patches of brown or grey color present in a symmetric pattern. Typically, the affected areas are the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead or around the mouth and chin. Melasma can occur in anyone, but is much more frequently found among women, especially women who are pregnant when it is called chloasma, and is sometimes referred to as the “pregnancy mask.” Although not a painful or dangerous problem, melasma can be very distressing emotionally because of its alteration of the appearance. Melasma is not always a permanent condition. It may disappear in a woman several months after she gives birth, but may reoccur after unprotected exposure to the sun.
While the precise cause of melasma is unknown, certain individuals have a genetic predisposition to developing this condition and it more frequently occurs in people with skin type 3-6. There is also a clear correlation between female hormones and melasma, since not only are pregnant women more susceptible, but so are women on birth control or hormone replacement therapy. Sun exposure, exposure to Ultraviolet, visible and infrared light, heat makes the development of melasma more likely, so women in tropical climates are more prone to the condition.
Melasma is usually diagnosed through a simple physical examination of the skin. A Wood’s lamp, which uses ultraviolet light, is used to highlight skin discolorations and direct the course of treatment. Dermascopy is also used to identify if the pigementation is epidermal or dermal or both.
Dr Uppal has acheived significant success in treating melasma, he is able to get the melasma better than 50% by using a regimen of topical and injectable skin care products combined with educating the clients about avoiding the things in the evironment which trigger melasma.He also usesprocedures which induce the skin to regenerate, thus producing young new skin while shedding the older skin which is pigemented. Call or text at 9165387272 and book a consultation.