Treatments options if you have a melasma
Melasma is a common skin condition characterized by dark patches on the face, often caused by hormonal changes or excessive sun exposure. Laser and topical treatments have been shown to effectively target melasma.
Lasers such as Q-switched Nd:YAG, fractional CO2, and intense pulsed light (IPL) have been found to be effective in reducing melasma. These lasers work by targeting the pigmented cells in the skin and breaking them down, leading to a reduction in the appearance of melasma. Multiple treatments may be required for optimal results.
Topical treatments such as azelaic acid, and kojic acid have also been shown to be effective in reducing melasma. Azelaic acid and kojic acid work by inhibiting the enzyme responsible for melanin production. These topical treatments can be used alone or in combination with other therapies.
It's important to note that these treatments should only be used under the guidance of a qualified skin professional. A personalized treatment plan based on the individual's skin type and severity of melasma should be developed to ensure the best possible outcomes. With the right combination of laser and topical treatments, individuals with melasma can achieve clearer and more even-toned skin.
Azelaic and kojic acids are present in a number of Mr. Lulu products for home use, or professional use.