What living with melasma looks

15 February, 2018
If you have melasma, you know the familiar brown patches that crop up on your skin and the feelings that go with them. What isn’t focussed on as much as it should be is how you feel about those brown patches, and how they affect your life every day. Melasma can cause deep embarrassment, anxiety [...]

Treating melasma

1 June, 2016

Melasma can be a difficult condition to treat and requires specialist dermatologist assessment. In the wrong hands, treatment can actually worsen the pigmentation – even if a treatment improves the melasma initially, it can result in an even more prominent, darker rebound-pigmentation. Melasma can fade on its own. This often happens when the trigger causing […]


What does melasma look like

1 March, 2016

Melasma typically forms on the forehead, bridge of the nose, cheeks and above the upper lip, with patches of pigmentation usually brown to grey-brown in colour. Although melasma does not cause any discomfort, it is often an annoying problem due to its high visibility. It causes distress because it can be difficult to cover with […]