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MELASMA: PIGMENTED LESIONS THAT CAN BE TREATED

 

Melasma is a change in the pigmentation of the skin that causes the appearance dark spots on face, mostly on the forehead, cheeks, upper lip, chin and nose, and may also affect the neck and back and arms.

 

Melasma is a very common melanosis, which affects more women than men. It primarily affects young women of all races, although it is more evident in people with dark skin.

The cause is unknown, but some genetic, environmental (exposure to sunlight and visible light, artificial tanning), ethnic, hormonal factors (pregnancy, use of contraceptives and other hormonal changes) and the use of some medications and cosmetics with sun-sensitizing potential are known to be involved. However, the most important factor in the development and worsening of melasma is exposure to sunlight. Today, there are effective dermatological treatments for melasma.

 

In all cases, sun protection is the most important measure. Accordingly, a dermatologist will help you to choose special sunscreens tailored to each skin type, since they must also contain physical protectors to ensure there is a real barrier to solar radiation and visible light.

 

Other measures may be recommended for the treatment of melasma including bleaching agents for topical use, such as superficial peeling, crystal peeling and some types of laser.