What Causes Melasma?
Abnormal Melanin Production:
Exposure To Sunlight:
How Does Dr. E Treat Melasma?
Melasma caused by medications or skin products is known to fade away after discontinuing their usage. But if the causes are genetic, the condition may last for decades and worsen over time, needing prompt melasma treatment. Dr. Ebrahim is experienced in treating such mild and severe cases with her unique medical aesthetic approach.
There are various topical creams and gels available for melasma treatment in Vancouver today. These ointments are rich in hydroquinone, tretinoin, and corticosteroids, which can help reduce the appearance of the brown patches. After diagnosing your condition, Dr. Ebrahim can create a personalized medication plan to treat your melasma patches through-and-through and help you get the best melasma treatment in Vancouver, Canada.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can prevent these patches from spreading or worsening in tone by practicing some easy skincare habits, such as:
- Using high SPF sunscreens when outdoors
- Wearing shading hats and sunglasses when under direct sunlight
- Using mild skincare products that are non-comedogenic
- Avoiding waxing or shaving over the melasma patches
It most commonly occurs over the face on the nose, upper lip, or forehead. Sometimes it may develop over the jawbone or cheekbones. But the chances of any other skin region being affected by melasma are scarce.
The types of Melasma can be classified based on the number of skin layers affected. They include:
- Epidermal Melasma: when excess melanin is produced only in the superficial layers of the skin
- Dermal Melasma: Here, the melanophages (cells that ingest melanin) develop throughout the skin layers
- Mixed Melasma: This condition is a combination of both the epidermal and dermal symptoms