Although melasma is harmless and its treatment is not considered medically necessary, many people prefer to find a solution because of the negative effect it has on their self-esteem and quality of life.
Unfortunately, treating melasma is not easy for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, particularly when it’s triggered by pregnancy or medication, it may fade naturally when you deliver the baby and discontinue the medication. Other times, it can be tricky and stubborn to fade, depending on:
- Your skin tone
- How deep it reaches into your skin
- Its causes or triggers
- The facial location