Mastering Melasma: Insights on Hyperpigmentation

by Dr. Shireen Furtado

Dr. Shireen Furtado, Senior Consultant in Medical & Cosmetic Dermatology at Aster CMI Hospital, enlightens us about melasma or hyperpigmentation, a common concern affecting individuals, particularly in their forties and fifties due to natural aging and photoaging.

Hyperpigmentation typically manifests as brown spots on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, and may extend to the forehead. Dr. Furtado emphasizes the role of sunscreen in preventing and treating these brown spots. Regular use of sunscreen, especially for those who may not have been diligent in their sun protection practices, forms a crucial part of the treatment plan.

For individuals approaching Aster CMI Hospital seeking solutions to reduce the appearance of these brown spots, Dr. Shireen Furtado outlines a comprehensive approach. The morning routine involves applying sunscreen to shield the skin from harmful UV rays, while depigmenting creams are recommended for nighttime use. This combination effectively contributes to minimizing pigmentation.

However, Dr. Furtado acknowledges that some stubborn spots may persist even after the initial treatment. In such cases, Aster CMI Hospital offers a range of chemical peels tailored to individual skin types. These peels are administered with the expertise needed to ensure lasting results and prevent the recurrence of pigmentation.

In addition to the recommended skincare routine and treatments, Dr. Shireen Furtado highlights Aster CMI Hospital's expertise in addressing pigmentation concerns. The hospital's commitment to dermatological excellence ensures that patients receive personalized care, backed by the latest advancements in dermatology. The specialized chemical peels offered at Aster CMI Hospital are tailored to individual skin types, providing targeted solutions for reducing pigmentation. With a focus on holistic and effective treatments, Aster CMI Hospital stands out as a trusted destination for achieving skin health and restoring confidence.