Facial melasma typically appears in women between the ages of 30 and 40 and, of course, their first concern is to find either a melasma cream or an alternative treatment that will quickly erase it. While it’s possible to eliminate melasma, some types of treatment can do more harm than good. Some can even be permanently disfiguring.
Melasma is a blotchy, brown area or patch that develops on the face, usually on the forehead, cheeks or the upper lip, sometimes moving to the shoulders, neck and upper arms. It appears gradually, and is most common in people who tan easily or live in areas where they are subjected to frequent and intense exposure to the sun. Its psychological affects can be devastating.
Facial Melasma Treatment Options
There are a variety of treatment options available for those suffering from facial melasma, including re-surfacing products that include various acids and dermabrasion ingredients, skin bleaching cream and laser therapy. However, it’s important to remember you’re talking about the skin on your face which, even in the best of circumstances, is extremely delicate. And your face is what people concentrate on the most. You may be embarrassed about having melasma, but think how much worse you’re going to feel if you permanently disfigure your face trying to get rid of it.
Consider the first alternative mentioned above – resurfacing. Resurfacing is something you do to a road – NOT a face. Ok, perhaps that’s a little bit of an exaggeration, but getting a resurfacing procedure wrong can do serious damage to your skin.
Resurfacing means using different types of acids or abrasive products that will remove the top layer of skin on your face. These products can be painful and dangerous and if you go this route, make sure you get it done professionally by someone who absolutely knows what they’re doing. Also keep in mind that facial melasma won’t disappear overnight or with just one treatment. Some therapies work faster than others but it still takes some amount of time, and repeated treatments, before it starts to fade.
The best, safest treatment is a skin bleaching melasma cream made with all natural, non-acidic ingredients that will gradually and gently fade the discoloration. Why consider treatment options that involve removing layers of skin with acid or abrasive ingredients? This is your face we’re talking about, not Interstate 75. If you do consider that route, be aware of the cost involved and never do it at home. This is something only a skilled professional should do.
We have tested many skin bleaching creams suitable for the natural treatment of melasma, and we still find no reason to recommend anything other than Meladerm for this type of skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation treatment. It’s safe, affordable and it just plain works. Fairly quickly too, in case you’re impatient, but prepare yourself for the fact that your facial melasma won’t disappear overnight no matter what you do.