What is Melasma? Causes, Severity, and Treatment

What is Melasma? Causes, Severity, and Treatment

Melasma is a common skin problem that some people, especially women, can have. It has several causes, and there are multiple ways to help improve its appearance if it does develop depending on the severity of it. 

What is Melasma?

Melasma causes dark, discolored spots or patches on the skin, typically on the face in areas such as the chin, forehead, cheeks, and bridge of the nose. The patches are often symmetrical, so they will appear on both sides of the face. It can also appear on other parts of the body like the neck and forearms. 

Some cases of melasma may be mild or moderate and only appear in a few places on the skin. It can, however, be severe and cover large areas of the face and body.

Causes of Melasma

Darker-skinned individuals are more likely to develop melasma than those with fair skin. While men can develop melasma, it is more common in women, and it can be triggered by pregnancy, birth control, or hormone therapy. Exposure to the sun is also a common cause of melasma, since the ultraviolet affect melanocytes, the cells that control pigment in the skin.

If you are concerned that you may have melasma, visit your doctor for a visual exam and to determine a potential cause.

How to Treat Melasma

In some cases, melasma may disappear on its own over time. However, healthcare professionals may recommend topical hyperpigmentation creams to help lighten the affected areas quickly and more effectively. In more moderate to severe cases, combined treatments such as topical products and procedural based treatments such as laser, peels, or light therapy may be necessary.

Skinuva® Brite is a revolutionary hyperpigmentation cream that is proven to help improve the appearance of melasma. It is non-hydroquinone, does not contain dyes, parabens, or retinol and is safe for all skin tones and types. Since it does not contain any of these harsh ingredients, it is safe to be used twice daily, morning and night, and for long term use. It also helps moisturize the skin.

Skinuva® Brite's ingredients include selective synthetic Growth Factors, Tranexamic Acid Niacinamide, Arbutin, and Vitamin C. All ingredients in Skinuva® Brite are heavily backed by scientific data and proven to help minimize the appearance and recurrence of discoloration and stubborn dark patches. None of the ingredients in Skinuva® Brite have been shown to be unsafe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. 

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