Melasma is a consequence of an overabundance of sun exposure that typically shows in middle aged adults. This condition resembles painless and smooth gray-brown patches on the face, neck and upper body. Treatments for this condition include consistent sunscreen application, especially on sunny days with higher UV index. Wide brimmed hats and long sleeves are also some precautions individuals take to avoid Melasma.

Melasma is sometimes called “the pregnancy mask” because it is extremely common in pregnant women due to hormonal fluctuations that affect the Melanin levels of the skin’s cell.

Laser treatments and topical medications can be used to reverse the signs of Melasma.