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Jul 27, 2023

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FDA-Approved Melasma Treatments

Are you tired of feeling self-conscious about skin discolouration caused by melasma? Do you feel like you’ve tried every over-the-counter cream and home remedy without success? You’re not alone. Melasma affects millions of people, primarily women, and can be frustrating and difficult to treat.

Melasma is a common skin condition characterised by brown or grey patches on the face, particularly on the cheeks, nose, forehead, and upper lip. Various factors, including hormonal changes, sun exposure, and genetics, can cause it. Unfortunately, melasma can be stubborn and difficult to treat, often requiring a multi-faceted approach.

Thankfully with advances in science, there are  FDA-approved treatments for melasma that are safe and effective for improving the appearance of skin discolouration. 

FDA-Approved Melasma Treatments

There are several FDA-approved treatments for melasma, including:

  • Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone is a topical medication that inhibits the production of melanin, which is the pigment that causes skin discolouration in melasma. It is available in strengths ranging from 2% to 4%. Hydroquinone is a prescription drug and should be started under the guidance of a dermatologist.

  • Tretinoin

Tretinoin is a topical retinoid that helps to speed up cell turnover, improve skin texture, and reduce the appearance of melasma. It is prescribed by melasma doctors only and is often used with other treatments, such as hydroquinone and corticosteroids.

  • Azelaic Acid

Azelaic acid is a topical medication believed to work by reducing the production of melanin and decreasing inflammation. It is available by prescription and is often used as an alternative to hydroquinone for people who are sensitive to that medication.

  • Lasers

Various laser treatments have been FDA-approved for melasma, including the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser, which targets the melanin in the skin, and fractional laser resurfacing, which removes the top layer of skin to reveal smoother, more even-toned skin. Melasma treatment in Pune can help you to determine which laser is best for your skin type.

Laser treatments for Melasma

  • Tranexamic Acid

Tranexamic acid is an oral medication that helps reduce melanin production. It is available by prescription and is often used with other topical treatments.

It’s important to note that all of these treatments require a prescription from a dermatologist, and results may vary depending on the severity of the melasma and individual skin type. Additionally, it’s essential to practice good sun protection habits to prevent further discolouration and damage to the skin.

Looking for safe and effective treatments to manage your melasma? Look no further than Clear Skin Clinics Pune! Our dermatology experts offer a range of FDA-approved treatments for melasma to achieve clear, healthy-looking skin. Book your appointment today and discover how we can help you achieve your skin goals!

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Dr Dhanraj Chavan

About the Author: Dr Dhanraj Chavan

Dr. Dhanraj Chavan is a globally trained, young, and dynamic dermatologist. He is a Consultant Dermatologist and Varicose Vein Specialist at Clear Skin, VeinMD, and HairMD.

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