Melasma is a common skin condition that causes dark, discoloured patches on the skin, usually the face.
Melasma is also known as chloasma or “pregnancy mask”. The cause of Melasma is not fully understood. We do know that changes in hormones can trigger melasma during pregnancy, from taking birth control pills, hormone therapy, and sun exposure.
Medical professionals believe that melasma and hormones appear to be linked. Hormonal imbalance during pregnancy can result in discolouration or brown patches appearing on the forehead, cheeks, chin, above the upper lip, and bridge of the nose. Some can even get blotchy patches on their neck or forearms.
The extent of discolouration varies from person to person with melasma. Other causes or reasons that can influence the hyperpigmentation of your skin include:
Too much sunlight exposure
Melasma or hyperpigmentation history
SkinCeuticals Pharmaceutical Skin Care Routine
If you want to get rid of the discolouration or hyperpigmentation of your skin, call em clinic at 905 668 7449 to book a treatment for melasma in our Guelph office.