Cream For Melasma Treatment

April 11, 2012

Melasma is usually associated with the sun. It usually comes up on the skin if the skin is exposed to the sun excessively; especially as one grows older. The younger generation too can have melasma. But as one grows older, it becomes more common. The immune system of an old person is already compromised. Because of this, the sun is able to penetrate more into the skin and cause some genetic modification of the melanocytes, which are the cells that produce melanin. Melanin is responsible for producing the skin color. Once the cells are mutated this way, melasma is sure to ensue. It is however very easy to get rid of the skin condition from your skin. There are so many creams that had been made to help get things done. You can actually come by them over the counter.

How it looks like

Melasma usually appears as accumulated keratin on the skin. The keratin accumulates due to the complication mentioned above. It usually makes the skin look rather creepy. The skin will look dry and crusted. It is however not associated with any pain whatsoever.  The skin condition usually takes the same color as the color of the skin on which it is growing.

Various forms of melasma creams

Many manufactures are making the   creams today. Different topical creams contain different active ingredients. Some of the active ingredients may be very helpful on your skin, while some other ones may end up having negative effect on you. It will be wise to carry your dermatologist along before you attempt to make use of any of the creams to treat your melasma. The dermatologist will be able to determine which of the topical creams will not have adverse effect on your skin.

Many of the topical creams contain hydroquinone as the active ingredient. Hydroquinone will help to bleach the me6lasma and give you your normal skin color back. The hydroquinone must not be too much anyway; so that further damage will not occur on your skin while treating the skin condition. The content of hydroquinone in any safe topical cream must not be more than about 4%.


You can simply get the topical creams over the counter. You do not need any prescription to get them. This is also a very cheap method to get rid of melasma from your skin. You can also make use of sunscreen to prevent the skin condition from coming up again on your skin.



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