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Melasma Treatment in Pune

Melasma is a condition in which brown patches appear on parts of the skin exposed to the sun. This is common in darker-skin women, as well as women of reproductive age. (When it occurs in pregnant women, it is also called the “mask of pregnancy” or chloasma.) It also affects men. Melasma appears as freckle-like spots forming large, flat, brown patches.

ClearSkin offers specialized treatment options for all skin problems. With affordable pricing, the latest technological advances, and promising results, we offer the best laser treatment for melasma.

Melasma

Causes of Melasma

The pigmentation is a result of the overproduction of melanin. People who tan easily or have naturally brown skin are prone to melasma because they have more active melanocytes compared to people with lighter skin.

Melasma depends on your genetic predisposition. A few of the other triggering factors are:

Sun exposure:

Uncontrolled exposure to the sun is the leading trigger as UV light from the sun stimulates the melanocytes, increasing melanin production.

Hormonal changes:

Internal hormonal changes, as seen in pregnancy, stress, thyroid disorders as well as exogenous hormone treatments in the form of oral contraceptives, intrauterine devices, hormone replacement therapy, are all implicated in the triggering of melasma.

Medications:

Certain medications like anti-seizure drugs, anti malignant drugs could also act as triggers.

Skincare products:

Scented soaps, toiletries, cosmetics and skin care products that irritate the skin. This may increase melanin production and accelerate melasma symptoms.

Types of Melasma

Epidermal melanosis:

In this condition, excess melanin layers on keratinocytes are present in the epidermis. In fact, this type of melasma has patches with well-defined borders and responds well to treatment.

Dermal melanosis:

In this condition, the excess melanin may be deposited in the inner layer of skin called the dermis. Moreover, this type of melasma has unclear borders and does not respond well to treatment.

Mixed:

In this condition, pigmentation occurs in the epidermis as well as the dermis.

Patterns of Melasma

Melasma occurs on both sides of the face, indistinct patterns such as -
Centrofacial pattern: This occurs on the forehead, cheeks, nose, and upper lip. This is the most common pattern.
Malar pattern: This occurs on the cheeks and nose.
Mandibular pattern: This occurs on the jawline.

Melasma Treatment Methods

While there is no cure for melasma, many successful treatment options have emerged in current times. Whatever be the most suitable treatment for your skin, it is essential to keep your face and affected areas protected from the sun during and after the treatment. This means when you’re hitting outdoors, or even when inside, you should always wear sunscreen. And this habit must be maintained even after the treatment so as to ensure the problems do not re-occur. Sunscreen will protect your skin against UV rays, a common trigger for melasma that makes hyperpigmentation darker.

Other recommendations include avoiding the use of face washes and creams that may be an irritant for your skin as this may worsen melasma.

Here are some common melasma treatment methods that dermatologists recommend:

Hydroquinone:

Hydroquinones help in reducing pigmentation due to melasma. They act by inhibiting an enzyme called tyrosinase that is essential for the production of melanin. It is considered a standard treatment for melasma.

Hydroquinone is a lightening or depigmenting topical agent which is available in cream, lotion, gel, or liquid forms. In fact, it is available over the counter in low doses (2%), and by prescription in higher doses (4%). However, it causes the darkening of skin with overuse at high concentrations for a prolonged period. If this happens, it should be discontinued immediately.

Who should try this?

If you have hyperpigmentation like freckles or melasma, or acne scars, then you can go for hydroquinone melasma treatment in Pune. It is considered a gold-standard in the treatment of this skin condition. If used in combination with other agents, its efficiency can further be enhanced. After proper assessment of the skin and diagnosis of the condition, the patient can opt for hydroquinone to treat melasma.

Retinoids and corticosteroids:

Retinoids resolve melasma by increasing skin cell turnover and allow fresh cells to form quickly. Tretinoin is the commonly used derivative and is even available in combination with hydroquinone or azelaic acid. It may lead to mild side effects like peeling, dry skin, and irritation.

Who should try this?

This melasma treatment in Pune is great for patients who have melasma on their face, and want to lighten the pigmentation.

Other topical medication:

A range of creams is available for skin lightening. These creams don’t bleach the skin but instead, act on the pigment-producing cells that reduce the darkening of the skin. The most common compounds in these creams are hydroquinone kojic acid, glycolic acid, Azelaic acid, Arbutin, Vitamin C, and Niacinamide. Tranexamic acid, a procoagulant agent, is another popular medication that is widely used in the treatment of melasma. Its topical (and oral) formulations have shown good results. Remember, the effect of these topical solutions is not permanent and requires at least three months to show results. Always wear sunscreen over these creams before stepping out.

Who should try this?

Topical medication is required in all the patients of melasma. However, its strength, duration, and choice of topical and oral agents vary, depending on the type and depth of melasma in patients. Those with deeper pigmentation usually require a combination of other treatments in addition to oral and topical medications.

Chemical peels:

Chemicals – which are derived from natural sources like fruits, almonds, and sour milk – are used to exfoliate the superficial layers of the skin. They also help reduce the pigment in the upper layers of the epidermis. The degree of pigmentation decides the concentration of the acid and the number of sessions required. Chemical peeling may cause a few side-effects such as irritation, redness, and peeling in a few individuals. (Such side-effects can be minimized or avoided if the procedure is done by a trained and experienced professional.) In the case of deeper peels, you will also need to make an allowance for recovery time after the procedure. The dermatologist will choose the type and strength of the chemical peel best suited to the individuals' skin type. In fact, only dermatologists must administer Chemical peels.

Who should try this?

Chemical peels are suitable for candidates who want to improve the epidermal hyperpigmentation. Various peels like glycolic acid, Trichloroacetic acid peel, Retinoic acid peel, or combination peels are used in treating melasma.

It’s worth noting that chemical peels should ideally be used in combination with other treatment options for the faster and better clearance of melasma.

Microdermabrasion:

This non-invasive, non-chemical method of exfoliation uses vacuum suction and abrasive material. Microdermabrasion is usually used in combination with other methods of treatment for better results.

Who should try this?

This treatment is suitable for candidates who are looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation that occurs due to melasma, which itself is a result of hormonal changes, sun exposure, and several other factors.

Laser therapy:

Different types of potent lasers have been used for the treatment of melasma. These include the Q-switched laser. Though they are one of the most effective forms of treatment for melasma with permanent results, the results have not been consistent. Treatment for melasma with lasers requires skilled and qualified doctors who may decide to couple the treatment with other procedures and creams for maximum effect. The cost of laser treatment for melasma depends on several factors. It is advisable to consult your specialist and understand the best treatment plan for you, which will then decide the cost of the treatment.

Who should try this?

Q switch laser for melasma is best suited for people with a dusky complexion, but it’s not recommended as monotherapy. The treatment has to be combined with other procedures like peels and oral medicines for the best results.

Sun protection: Sun protection is one of the most important aspects of the treatment of melasma. Always wear sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 35. The sunscreen should be broad-spectrum, meaning it should offer protection against UV-A and UV-B radiation from the sun. Apply sunscreen at least fifteen minutes before you leave your house and re-apply every two to three hours. Sunscreens can be applied over any topical medication or creams.

One way to speed up your melasma recovery process is to have sufficient sun protection during the process. You have to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen, whenever you step out – even on cloudy days. The sunscreen must contain UVA and UVB blocking agents like zinc or titanium dioxide. Patients who want to reduce the appearance of their melasma should take on various methods of sun protection; this includes avoiding sun exposure, as much as possible; especially, during the peak hours of the day. Wear a hat, cover your arms and chest with sun-protective clothes, and seek shade whenever possible.

Do’s & Don't for Preventing Melasma

DO: Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen
DO: Use physical sun protection like scarves, jackets and hats.
DO: Follow a regular skincare routine.

DON’T: Leave the house without sun protection
DON’T: Spend too much time in the heat, saunas or steam rooms.
DON’T: Take any medication without consulting your doctor.

Melasma laser treatment cost in Pune:

The average melasma laser treatment cost is between Rs 5,000 to 15,000. However, the cost depends on the severity of your melasma condition, your skin type, and the treatment you choose.

Why choose ClearSkin for Melasma Treatment in Pune?

ClearSkin provides specialized melasma treatment options with the help of a team of qualified dermatologists and the latest technology. Combined treatment plans ensure permanent solutions for your skin problems with advice and follow-up care to maintain your complexion. Clearskin guarantees a lower cost of treatment for melasma with the best available solutions.

Our in-house team of highly experienced dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons use top-of-the-line FDA approved equipment and holistic treatment modalities to help treat even the most complex skin conditions. 

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Can Kojic acid works for Melasma?

Can Kojic acid works for Melasma

Dr. Dhananjay Chavan explains how kojic acid works for melasma? Very effective for melasma when combined with hydroquinone & glycolic acid.

Melasma FAQs: Your queries answered

Is chemical peel suitable for melasma treatment?

Yes, chemical peels can provide you with relief from melasma, but when combined with laser treatments, along with oral and topical medications then you can get the best results. There are many types of peels and a combination of peels. It depends on your skin type and condition, whether superficial or medium depth chemical peels will suit you.

How to cure melasma permanently?

You can get rid of melasma if you visit a board-certified dermatologist so that with proper medical rules he can guide you properly. You should visit and consult a dermatologist near you because it is important to go through a skin analysis first, with the help of your dermatologist, you can get proper treatment and analysis of your skin, and then according to your skin condition or type, your dermatologist can guide you and they will give you treatment according to your skin type.

How long does it take for melasma to fade?

It will take three or more months for your melasma to fade, but for best results, you need to do consistent follow-ups with your dermatologist, follow all the post-care instructions, and take good care of your skin.

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Melasma generally does not have any symptoms. Very rarely, some patients may face itching, pain, or tenderness.

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Timeline for Melasma

The melasma patches do not itch or pain. However, they may cause embarrassment and distress to the individual. Further, this may lead to self-image issues.
Dermatologists can easily diagnose Melasma. It has a typical appearance of the brown skin patches on the face. A black-light or Wood's light (340-400 nm) aids in the diagnosis.

Mixed melasma is the most common diagnosis, which is caused by the presence of excess pigment in the dermis and epidermis. A skin biopsy may be necessary to help exclude other causes, but this is very rare. Melasma has a tendency to recur. Sun protection is a must to prevent that.

Do & Don't for Getting Pigmentation

DO: Visit your dermatologist in the initial stages.
DO: Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen (> SPF 30).
DO: Use sun protection like scarves and hats.
DO: You need to avoid excessive sun exposure.
DO: Carry an umbrella, wear full sleeves clothing or broad-brimmed hats.
DO: Wear SPF 30 broad-spectrum sunscreen with PA++ protection.

DON’T: Overexpose yourself to the sun.
DON’T: Step outdoors without sunscreen.
DON’T: Ignore sunburns as they may lead to skin cancer

Do & Don't for Getting Aging

DO: Consult your dermatologist before trying any product or treatment
DO: Use broad-spectrum sunscreen to prevent photodamage.
DO: Maintain a healthy skincare routine.
DO: Drink 2-3 litres of water daily.
DO: Eat a healthy & balanced diet

DON’T: Use sulphate and petroleum jelly based skin care products.
DON’T: Use skincare products that don’t suit your skin type.
DON’T: Leave the house without sun protection.
DON’T: Smoke and drink.
DON’T: Overuse anti-ageing products.



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