Melasma (Pigmentation)

Melasma is common, especially in women of Asian origin. It appears on the upper lip, nose and chin area and sometimes on the forehead and cheeks. Melasma may be caused by genetics, some medications, oral contraception, pregnancy and nutritional deficiency.

Sunscreen is very important so make sure you wear it everyday. The sunscreen should protect you from both UVA/UVB rays. The Sun darkens the pigmentation.

To lighten the pigmentation look for creams that have AHAs, Kojic acid, Vitamin A, C & E or similar skin lightening ingredients. A good dermatologist (skin specialist) will be able to prescribe the correct medication.

You can also use our Custom Search engine for creams with above ingredients to look for products in your area. Select 'Products' in the Refine results options above the results for creams that you can try obtaining from local pharmacies or beauty shops.

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