Usually found in women in their reproductive years between 20 and 50 years, Melasma often occurs during pregnancy in women with olive skin or darker, namely Hispanic, Asian or Middle East descendants but can occur to anyone. This is a color change or hyper-pigmentation of the skin that looks brown, blue gray or tan and the incident seems to be associated with excessive sun exposure along with changes in internal hormones during pregnancy and PIL KB.
Melasma is a benign skin condition although it can be unattractive for the person affected, but it is not related to any medical disorder so it is relatively harmless in nature. This is the condition of the skin that often only occurs when a woman is pregnant or rarely for several years and then goes completely. As everyone’s skin is different melasma is not a serious skin condition that should be cause for major concern. However, you can opt for the best melasma treatment in Charlotte, NC to treat this skin condition.
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Factors that affect melasma
It is unknown what is the exact cause of melasma but it seems to be influenced by hormone replace therapy, birth control pills and other medications such as anti-seizure meds along with race and heredity if there is a history of melasma in the family. Exposure to sunlight especially without any protection or sunscreen is deemed to be the leading cause of melasma and occurrences most often develop during the summer months when the sun is at its hottest and most intense.
Other factors that can influence melasma are endrocrine dysfunction or a nutritional deficiency or hepatic dysfunction. But the majority of cases occur during pregnancy or the use of oral contraceptives especially if there is a deficiency of folic acid during the pregnancy. Melasma can occur during menopause or if there are ovarian disorders that often result in hormone imbalance. Some deodorant soaps and toiletries and cosmetics that are scented have been known to cause an outbreak of melasma.