How Can I Remove Melasma From My Face?

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2024-01-11 05:30 AM | By Tamira scientific Committee
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Every one of us meets different people on a daily basis. We will see at least one person in a day, probably a woman, with brown or gray patches on her facial skin. Well, most people ignore it, as they presume it to be an ordinary skin pigmentation. But the hard truth is that it may even be ‘Melasma’, a skin condition that requires treatment. Unless a certified dermatologist makes the proper diagnosis, we will not know the actual skin problem. 

What is melasma?

As mentioned earlier, it is a skin condition that causes some unusual spots or patches on your skin that are different from your original skin tone. Melanocytes are the cells that produce melanosomes, which act like pockets of melanin substance that are responsible for the color or tone of your skin, eyes, and hair. Excessive melanin creates more dark spots and low melanin production ensures your skin becomes lighter or paler. 

Also, you can see more prominence in melasma on face than on the arms, legs, or other parts of your body. And research studies say that women are more prone to this skin disease than men. It may appear dark brown, gray-brown, or sometimes bluish based on the excessive melanin produced. 

What causes melasma?

The most commonly found causes include:

  • Intake of birth control or menstrual pills

  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy 

  • Skin sensitivity toward estrogen and progesterone imbalance  

  • Individuals with medium or dark-skin

  • Excessive exposure to sunlight or UV rays

  • Suffering from thyroid disorders.  

How do I remove melasma from my face?

Though there are a handful of home remedies that can help you get rid of those dark spots, only an expert aesthetic surgeon or your skin doctor can diagnose what the problem is and what the possible causes could be. If melasma gets diagnosed, only the doctor can help you find out what type the condition is and suggest what treatment would help treat it both internally and externally. Only doing so can hinder the recurrence of this skin problem in the future. 

Just so you know, based on the layer of your skin that gets triggered, melasma can be classified into three types—epidermal, dermal, and mixed. Fear not; all these ​​types of melasma are treatable. 

Listed below are some of the effective treatment options that are available on the market:

  1. Topical creams: 

These are depigmenting agents that are applied to lighten the brown or gray patches on your skin. 

  1. Microdermabrasion:

This treatment involves the use of an exfoliating device that helps remove the top layers of the skin. It is a great choice of treatment for those with epidermal melasma. 

  1. ​​Cosmelan® Melasma Peel: 

When you’re concerned about recurring dark spots and how to treat melasma using the most advanced technique, this should be the doctor’s go-to option. This treatment is more than a standard peeling as it fades away the top layers and regulates melanin production using active ingredients.  

  1. Laser treatment: 

This technique uses the impulses of laser light to heat or activate the dermal cells and control the pigmentation.  

  1. Microneedling: 

This is suggested as a post-procedure to Cosmelan® peel and helps in improving the peel treatment’s results. This microneedling treatment involves tiny punctures that activate the collagen. Thus, aids in skin rejuvenation along with melanin regulation. 

For those who had this question in mind, ‘How can I remove melasma from my face,’ definitely, this blog post must have been an eye-opener. The only thing you have to avoid is to self-diagnose and self-prescribe yourself.


Are you, your friend, or any of your well-wishers suffering from any dark spots or pigmentation? Immediately, get it checked by an expert aesthetician or dermatologist. Unfortunately, if there is an underlying concern, you can start your melasma treatment as early as possible. There is no harm in staying on top of things like this melasma!

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