Melasma is a form of hyperpigmentation often caused by uncontrolled exposure to sunlight or pregnancy. This patchy discoloration, usually appearing on the cheeks, nose, upper lip and chin, is a common skin condition for many women between the ages of 20 and 50. Fortunately, there are several products available to help diminish these dark spots.

Joel Schlessinger MD’s recent presentation on frequently asked questions about melasma discusses the causes of this condition and highlights several recommendations for products proven to help minimize dark spots. For specific treatment options, you should make an appointment to see your local dermatologist.

How do you treat melasma? Share with us in the comments.

Posted Thursday, November 8th, 2012 at 5:57 pm
Filed Under Category: Dermatology, Skin Care, SlideShare, Sun Damage, Sun Protection
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