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Melasma 101

Melasma is a skin condition that causes dark patches to appear on the face (forehead, cheeks, and upper lip).

It is due to excessive pigment (melanin) collecting on the skin. The dark patches usually have distinct edges and are symmetrical (similar on both sides of the face).

Melasma is a harmless condition that causes no other health problems.

There are treatments that can improve its appearance.

Treatments are available to improved the appearance of melasma.
TRUE. There are several treatments available to reduce the dark pigmented areas on the face.

This information is for general educational uses only. It may not apply to you and your personal medical needs. This information should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation with or the advice of your physician or health care professional.

Communicate promptly with your physician or other health care professional with any health-related questions or concerns.

Be sure to follow specific instructions given to you by your physician or health care professional.

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