Melasma is a medical condition of the skin which causes brownish or gray patches to form on the face. It can also form on other areas of the body through prolonged exposure to the sun. Melasma is neither contagious and nor is it a skin cancer. The condition mostly affects pregnant women and people with dark skin. If you are exposed to a lot of sunlight, you are also more likely to develop melasma. Other causes of melasma are thought to arise from changes in hormone levels, overuse of sunbeds and certain oral contraceptives. Before Dr. Kayal is able to provide treatment, he must first establish the cause of the condition.
Skin Discoloration Treatment
Although melasma cannot be cured, there are treatment options which will significantly reduce the appearance of the condition. The most effective form of treatment is identifying and preventing the causes of the condition, such as using sunbeds or taking oral contraceptives. Avoiding exposure to the sun would be ideal, however, using strong sun block at the very least is recommended. Skin bleaching agents are effective for reducing the abnormal discoloration of the skin. Other treatments including chemical peels and laser treatment also significantly reduce the appearance of patchiness to the point where discoloration is barely noticeable.
Although melasma does not pose any threat to physical health, it can cause depression and low self-esteem. Treatment is a good option for rebuilding confidence and allowing you to enjoy life. If you live in the Atlanta area of Georgia, Kayal Dermatology can provide cutting edge treatments for your melasma. Dr. Kayal is a renowned physician and surgeon who specializes in the field of skin conditions. We use advanced equipment and surgical procedures in the treatment of our patients. All treatment plans are tailored to both your condition and lifestyle so that there is minimum disruption to your day-to-day activities. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.