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Learn more about Melasma

Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is melasma?

A skin condition characterized by brown or blue-gray patches or freckle-like spots. Melasma happens because of overproduction of the cells that make the color of the skin. Melasma is so common during pregnancy that it’s sometimes called the “mask of pregnancy.”

Symptoms of melasma

  • Black/blue/brown spots or moles, on the skin and lining of the mouth

  • Redness or bumps on the skin, that occur or worsen with cosmetics

Questions your doctor may ask to check for melasma

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose melasma

  • Are there black, blue, or brown spots on the skin or elsewhere? (Including moles)

  • Do your rashes occur or worsen after using cosmetics?

Treatment for melasma

Avoid the sun, tanning beds, LED screens, irritating soaps and birth control that includes hormones as they may worsen the melasma. The combination of hydroquinone, tretinoin and a moderate topical steroid can be effective in treating melasma.

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