Neo TrueNorth Hospitals
Neo TrueNorth

Understanding Melasma:

Melasma is a common skin condition characterized by the development of brown or grayish-brown patches on the skin, typically on the face. These patches often appear on areas of the skin that are frequently exposed to sunlight, such as the forehead, cheeks, upper lip, and chin. Melasma occurs when melanocytes, the pigment-producing cells in the skin, become overactive and produce excess melanin, resulting in hyperpigmentation. While melasma is not harmful, it can have a significant impact on self-esteem and quality of life, especially for those who experience noticeable pigmentation changes on their face.

Indications for Melasma Treatment:

Melasma treatment may be recommended for individuals who:

  • Experience dark or discolored patches on their skin, particularly on the face.
  • Feel self-conscious or distressed about the appearance of melasma and seek to improve skin tone and texture.
  • Have tried over-the-counter remedies or skincare products without success and desire more effective treatment options.
  • Want to explore professional treatments to lighten pigmentation and achieve a more even complexion.

Available Melasma Treatment Options:

At Neo TrueNorth, we offer a variety of melasma treatment options tailored to each patient’s skin type, severity of melasma, and individual needs:

  • Topical Treatments: Prescription-strength topical treatments containing ingredients such as hydroquinone, retinoids, corticosteroids, or azelaic acid can help lighten dark patches and even out skin tone when used consistently over time.
  • Chemical Peels: Chemical peels containing ingredients such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or trichloroacetic acid can exfoliate the skin, remove pigmented cells, and promote skin renewal, resulting in a brighter, more even complexion.
  • Laser Therapy: Laser treatments such as fractional laser resurfacing or IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy target pigmentation irregularities, break up excess melanin, and stimulate collagen production, resulting in clearer, more uniform skin.
  • Microneedling: Microneedling stimulates collagen production and promotes cell turnover, improving skin texture and reducing the appearance of pigmentation irregularities such as melasma.
  • Cosmetic Camouflage: Cosmetic camouflage products such as concealers, foundations, or tinted moisturizers can help conceal melasma patches and even out skin tone for a smoother, more uniform appearance.

Benefits of Melasma Treatment:

Melasma treatment offers numerous benefits for individuals with this condition, including:

  • Lightening of Dark Patches: Treatment options such as topical treatments, chemical peels, and laser therapy can help lighten dark patches and reduce the visibility of melasma, resulting in a more even complexion.
  • Improvement in Skin Tone: By targeting pigmentation irregularities and promoting skin renewal, melasma treatment can improve overall skin tone and texture, restoring a more youthful and radiant appearance.
  • Boost in Self-Confidence: Clearer, more even-toned skin can boost self-esteem and confidence, allowing individuals to feel more comfortable and confident in their appearance.
  • Tailored Treatment Plans: Treatment plans are customized based on each patient’s unique needs, skin type, and severity of melasma, ensuring optimal results and patient satisfaction.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Your Melasma Treatment:

  • Expertise: Our team of experienced dermatologists specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of melasma, providing expert care and personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique skin condition and goals.
  • Comprehensive Approach: We offer a comprehensive range of melasma treatment options, allowing us to customize treatment plans based on the severity of melasma, skin type, and individual needs.
  • Advanced Technology: We utilize state-of-the-art laser technology, advanced skincare products, and cosmetic procedures to deliver safe, effective, and innovative melasma treatments with minimal discomfort and downtime.
  • Patient-Centered Care: We prioritize patient satisfaction and comfort, providing compassionate care, education, and support throughout the melasma treatment journey.
  • Natural-Looking Results: Our goal is to achieve natural-looking and harmonious results that enhance each patient’s unique beauty and facial features, without appearing overdone or artificial.

Take the first step towards clearer, more even-toned skin with personalized melasma treatment at Neo TrueNorth. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and explore our comprehensive range of melasma solutions tailored to your individual needs.

Meet Our Experts

Dr Kiran Petkar

Plastic Surgeon, Cosmetologist

Dr Keertana Devasani

General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgeon, Burn Surgeon, Diabetic Foot Surgeon, Cosmetologist