What is Melasma?

Melasma is a common skin problem caused by brown to gray-brown patches on the face. Most people get it on their cheeks, chin, nose bridge, forehead, and above the upper lip. It is more common in women than men.

Can melasma go away on its own?

Yes, it’s possible that your melasma will go away on its own within a few months. However, it is not likely to go away while you’re pregnant or taking hormone contraceptives. Take preventative steps like avoiding sunlight to keep your melasma from getting worse or, if it does fade away, to keep it from coming back. Melasma can return.

What causes melasma?

  • Family history — 60% report affected family members.
  • Sun exposure — ultraviolet and visible light promote melanin production.
  • Hormones — pregnancy and the use of estrogen/progesterone-containing oral contraceptives, intrauterine devices, implants, and hormone replacement therapy, are implicated in one-quarter of affected women; thyroid disorders can be associated with melasma.
  • Medications and scented products — new targeted therapies for cancer and perfumed soaps, toiletries, and cosmetics may cause a phototoxic reaction to trigger melasma.
  • Researchers are examining the roles of stem cell, neural, vascular, and local hormonal factors in promoting melanocyte activation.

Pico Laser For Melasma

Picocare 450 targets and destroys almost all types of pigmented lesions with excellent efficacy. This is the most advanced technology for non- invasive fading of skin pigmentation including melasma on the face and body.

Clinical Peels

Using a chemical solution that prompts the skin’s outermost layer to shed, a chemical peel triggers a repair response in the layers below. The result is even-toned skin that looks and feels firmer, healthier and more youthful.


As the world’s leading professional depigmentation method, cosmelan® effectively reduces the dark spots caused by melanin, hyperpigmentation, hormonal pigmentation (melasma) and ageing.