Melasma (Chloasma) Cure, Causes and Symptoms
Melasma is also called as cholasma or the mask of pregnancy. It is a dark skin discoloration found on sun-exposed areas of the face. It is a skin condition presenting as brown patches on the face of adults. Both sides of the face are usually affected. The most common sites of involvement are the cheeks, bridge of nose, forehead, and upper lip. It presents as symmetric hyperpigmented macules, which can be confluent or punctate. The cheeks, the upper lip, the chin, and the forehead are the most common locations, but it can occasionally occur in other sun-exposed locations. Although it can affect anyone, melasma is particularly common in women, especially pregnant women and those who are taking oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy medications. Melasma during pregnancy is relatively common. The dark patches typically last until the pregnancy ends.
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