SPF, or sun protection factor, can be an effective way to help prevent melasma from worsening or recurring. Melasma is a skin condition that is often triggered or exacerbated by exposure to UV radiation from the sun.
UV radiation stimulates the production of melanin, the pigment that causes the discoloration associated with melasma. Using a sunscreen with SPF can help to protect the skin from UV radiation and reduce the risk of melasma worsening or recurring. Sunscreens work by absorbing, reflecting, or scattering the sun’s UV radiation, which can help to prevent it from penetrating the skin and stimulating the production of melanin.
Melasma is a common skin condition that causes brown or gray patches on the face, and is typically caused by hormonal changes, such as those that occur during pregnancy or with the use of certain medications.
One approach to treating melasma is through the use of brightening agents( such as Hydroquinone, Arbutin, Vitamin C, Tretinoin) which work to reduce the production of melanin, the pigment that causes the discoloration. At our wellness center, you get evaluated by the Medical doctor and get prescription strength brightening agents in addition to the medical grade skin care for Melasma.