Melasma treatments include prescription-strength hydroquinone and tretinoin creams, along with several other medications designed to lighten dark patches.

Year-round sun protection with measures such as wearing a wide-brimmed hat and using SPF 30+ sunscreen is critical to protecting yourself against worsening dark spots. Furthermore, tanning beds, LED screens and irritating soaps should all be avoided to stay protected.

At my clinic we provide best melasma treatment in Pune and we have decades of experience in treating melasma skin condition. So if you are suffering from skin pigmentation problem then here are some benefits of melasma treatment you must know.

1. Reduces Discoloration

Melasma can usually be lightened using medications applied directly to affected areas or medical procedures like chemical peels, microneedling and laser treatments. Results may take several months; it's essential that patients follow all recommendations made by their dermatologist regarding treatment and sun avoidance even once the melasma has faded.

Skin lightening medications come in the form of creams, lotions and gels and include hydroquinone (the most frequently prescribed treatment for melasma); methimazole (an antithyroid medication); tretinoin; topical alpha hydroxy acids to peel away dead epidermal layers by peeling; methimazole for antithyroid treatment as well as oral medications including soybean extract cysteamine and niacinamide to help reduce pigment production, reduce inflammation and minimize blood vessel formation contributing to melasma.

Melasma can be caused by exposure to visible light from LED screens found on electronics such as televisions, laptops, tablets and smartphones. This form is known as phototoxic melasma and should be treated by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and covering up your face when possible with protective makeup that shields it from light sources such as TV screens. For added protection it may also be wise to avoid long periods outdoors whenever possible or at least apply broad spectrum SPF sunscreen every day if this isn't an option.

An expert dermatologist should always be seen for treating melasma, as they offer more advanced solutions than your family doctor can. A dermatologist will perform a detailed history and physical exam as well as clinical photographs before providing tailored skin care regimens tailored specifically for you. Furthermore, visiting one can lead to a more accurate diagnosis that pinpoints any medical conditions or pregnancy that could be the source of melasma symptoms.

2. Reduces Redness

Melasma differs from dark spots or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation in that it typically appears across your entire complexion, not only on areas like your cheeks, bridge of nose, chin or above upper lip. Instead it has more of a mask-like quality with brown or grayish-toned patches that often cover multiple parts. Your dermatologist will likely prescribe topical treatments to even out your skin tone and decrease patches' size.

Hydroquinone, which works by inhibiting pigment production, comes in cream form (cream, lotion or gel) which you can apply directly onto the affected area. Your doctor may suggest pairing it with corticosteroids, tretinoin or antioxidants for increased efficacy.

Option 2 involves light or laser procedures like IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). IPL treatments send short wavelengths of energy into your skin where they're absorbed by pigmented cells that cause melasma. Over time, this causes them to break down and be removed naturally by your body's healing process.

Laser treatments are especially beneficial, as they penetrate all layers of skin where pigment production occurs. piqo4 provides additional advantages by using ultra short picosecond pulses to penetrate deeper into your skin to destroy any pigmentation which might be contributing to Melasma.

Cysteamine was recently proven to significantly alleviate symptoms associated with melasma in a small study, making it an over-the-counter solution that's safe to use during pregnancy and effectively decreases activity of tyrosinase, an enzyme responsible for melanin production that leads to hyperpigmentation and dullness associated with melanasma.

3. Reduces Inflammation

Melasma can cause skin to turn red and become irritated when exposed to sunlight, so finding ways to treat inflammation may ease discomfort while making it less noticeable. A topical steroid such as hydrocortisone may help relieve discomfort while also diminishing its color; another option would be an anti-inflammatory cream containing azelaic acid which should be applied several times daily in affected areas for relief; these options are safe even during pregnancy.

Before beginning any melasma treatments during gestation, be sure to speak to your physician. They may recommend strategies to keep it from worsening further, including limiting exposure during peak hours and using high SPF sunscreens, and wearing wide-brimmed hats; additionally they could recommend chemical peels or laser treatment options as possible solutions.

Laser treatments may be useful for people whose melasma does not respond to traditional first-line treatments like skin-lightening creams or chemical peels, especially for people with darker skin tones; one 2017 review concluded that Q-Switch laser therapy treatment was most effective for this population.

Glutathione may also be beneficial in treating melasma; this antioxidant can come in either oral supplement form or topical cream form and has been found more effective than placebo in reducing the appearance of melasma in 2017. A dermatologist can assist you in selecting the treatment option most suited to you.

4. Increases Skin Cell Turnover

Melasma typically appears on the face, though it can also manifest on forearms, neck, and shoulders in people with darker skin tones. Melasma usually forms after prolonged sun exposure - peak hours for this are between 10 am to 4 pm when sun exposure peaks; to prevent future outbreaks try limiting sun exposure during those hours as well as using high SPF sunscreens and avoiding hormonal medications to reduce risks of recurrence.

Step one of treating melasma involves identifying its source. Your healthcare professional may recommend conducting various tests, including blood work and reviewing all medications you are currently taking.

Once the source has been identified, your healthcare professional can prescribe creams designed to lighten dark spots and patches, chemical peels, microneedling and dermabrasion may also help. Furthermore, the PIqo4 laser uses extremely short picosecond pulses that shatter melanomas without harming normal skin tissue.

Prescription topicals like Azelaic Acid may also provide assistance, by inhibiting pigment production and decreasing dark spot appearance. Hyaluronic acid, another naturally-occurring skin substance that boosts moisture levels while decreasing fine lines and wrinkles is another great option to help treat Melasma.

If you suffer from melasma, it's essential that you see a board-certified physician immediately. He or she can help develop a treatment plan and assess if your melasma is caused by a health condition requiring treatment or will go away on its own. They'll also help determine whether additional procedures such as prescription bleaching agents can help treat your symptoms - contact us to arrange a consultation today!

5. Prevents Recurrence

Once melasma treatment clears blotches away, its key triggers -- sun exposure and hormonal fluctuations -- should be avoided to maintain results. That means using broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 30 rating daily as well as wearing wide brimmed hats when outdoors; tanning beds and LED screens should also be avoided whenever possible. In an event of flareups occurring after therapy has started, oral drugs like tranexamic acid for pigment production reduction or pycnogenol as natural antioxidants could also help; however these won't necessarily be effective so may require prescription from doctors.

To keep melasma at bay, a dermatologist can recommend medications that decrease excess pigment and procedures like chemical peels and microneedling to stimulate skin turnover. Topical treatments may also include lightening creams which contain retinoids to increase cell turnover as well as compounds that target melanocytes to decrease pigment production such as kojic acid or azelaic acid; this solution may be applied directly or as serum.

Laser treatments such as the Q-Switch laser or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), which uses multispectrum wavelengths to target specific colors, can also help. They treat darker spots under the skin by breaking up melanin deposits that will eventually be expelled by your body through its healing processes over time. Studies have revealed that adding laser/light treatments to topical regimens may improve results and assist with more stubborn patches; platelet-rich plasma treatments also have been proven beneficial; they involve extracting some blood, then reinjecting it back into skin tissue to even out skin tone differences.

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