Melasma, also known as Chloasma, is a dark discolouration of the skin that typically appears on sun-exposed areas of the face but can also appear elsewhere on the body. The condition itself doesn’t cause any other symptoms besides skin discolouration but this may be of great cosmetic concern.
Occasionally referred to as ‘Mask of Pregnancy’ it is often associated with the female hormones Oestrogen and Progesterone. It is especially common in pregnant women, women who are taking birth control pills (oral contraceptives) and women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during menopause
The Cottage Surgery regularly treats this condition and has several therapies which remove or reduce pigment change; these can include the controlled use of Medical Peels, topical application of specialised products or utilising medical grade lasers.
To arrange a confidential, friendly consultation that is totally free and without obligation, or to receive a Patient Guide, fully explaining the process, please contact us on 01384 940494 or via our website email service.