Melasma Treatment in Delhi
Melasma Treatment

Melasma often referred to as the mask of pregnancy or chloasma is a skin concern that manifests as freckle-like spots or blue-gray or dark/light brown flat patches, especially in post-pregnancy or hormonal conditions. It is a caused by the overproduction of melanocytes (the skin pigment-producing cells that impart color to the skin). Usually, aggravating with direct sun exposure. Commonly, it affects body sites like the face (including upper lip, cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead) and forearms. In fact, this skin condition can develop anywhere on the sun-exposed parts of the skin such as arms, neck, and back.

Melasma Treatment in Delhi

Melasma is a benign condition and typically a chronic and recurrent disorder. It appears gradually over weeks or months. Some people can have it for months or longer while others may have them for years and even a lifetime. It can also happen over a short period of time in pregnant women. Over time, the discolored spots or patches can either darken or lighten and show changes according to season. Some treatment options offered at Dadu Medical Centre, the best dermatology clinic in Delhi can help get rid of excess pigmentation and help one to get an even skin tone.  


Melasma can affect the dermis, epidermis, or both layers of the skin. Early diagnosis helps, and the top dermatologist in Delhi, Dr. Nivedita Dadu tailors the treatment plan to deliver the best outcomes.

Melasma Treatment in Delhi
Causes and Risk Factors

There is no clear reason behind the occurrence of melasma. It can have multiple etiologies and different types of triggering factors. The sensitivity to estrogen and progesterone hormones is known to be associated with this condition. This means hormonal changes due to pregnancy, intake of oral contraceptive pills, and hormonal therapy, or hormonal medical conditions can trigger melasma. Another key contributing factor to melasma is sun overexposure. 


The tanning beds that produce UV radiations can damage the skin i.e. affect the melanocytes and make the condition worse same as sunlight. Other possible causes of melasma include thyroid disease (hypothyroidism), certain antiseizure medications, genetics, LED lights exposure, some cosmetic and skincare products, scented soaps, stress, and phototoxic drugs (including antibiotics, NSAIDs, retin-oids, diuretics, and others). Dr. Nivedita Dadu, skin doctor in Delhi at Dadu Medical Centre has helped many patients to get healthy pigmentation-free skin. She diagnoses the root cause of melasma/pigmentation and then according to the concern, offers the treatment.

Options for Melasma Treatment in Delhi at Dadu Medical Centre
Depending on the individual, melasma may self limit, it may stay for long, or it may respond to some treatment within a couple of months. 


The dermatologist at Dadu Medical Centre determines the treatment plan for melasma by first identifying the possible cause of melasma. Most people can get rid of melasma after some time, especially after starting proper sun protection of  the skin with physical sunscreens as well as sun protective clothing and by limiting the screen time to avoid the LED lights from laptops, cell phones, television, and tablets. Typically, it may resolve on its own when it is caused by pregnancy or birth control pills. It is also important to avoid the triggers and factors that worsen it.    


The dermatologists at Dadu Medical Centre also prescribe the patient with proper skin care routine and skin creams. If they seems to be ineffective or when patients seek long-term, quick results then they may recommend some treatments to aid the medication. These treatments remove the superficial skin layers and help lighten the dark spots or patches. 

  1. Chemical peels: These come in different forms based on variable strengths of the chemicals used and their application based on the skin type of the patient. Examples of chemical solutions that are effective for melasma include glycolic acid, salicylic acid, Trichloroacetic acid, Treti-noin or a combination peel. These help peel off the excess pigmentations by removing the skin epidermis through controlled skin destruction and allowing the formation of a new top skin layer. 
  2. Laser skin resurfacing: Several types of lasers can be effective for melasma treatment such as Fractional lasers and Q-switched Nd: YAG. The laser works by generating heat that gets absorbed by the melanin of the skin, thereby breaking them into smaller pieces. This broken melanin is absorbed into the bloodstream and eventually removed by the body. However this has to be performed by an expert as the parameters should be appropriate.


Dadu Medical Centre, best skin clinic in Delhi/NCR offers various other dedicated melasma treatments, alongside care for a range of hyperpigmentation issues.

Clinic timings (By Appointment Only)
Monday to Saturday : 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday : 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Timings for Consultation
(Dr. Nivedita Dadu)
Vasant Vihar: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday - 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Rajouri Garden: Monday, Wednesday & Friday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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