Chloasma - Chloasma Symptom, Causes, Treatment
Chloasma is a
which several women produce on the face and/or neck during pregnancy or while taking the contraceptive pill.
as a side-effect of taking contraceptive pills and
depot contraceptive preparations. It may also be
healthy, normal, non-pregnant women where it is
to several mild and harmless hormonal imbalance.
In women, Chloasma the hormone of oestrogen is
an over-reaction of the pigment forming cells of the skin in
in women aged 20-40. It
the forehead, cheeks and
lips. It apprars
during pregnancy and is
in dark skins than in fair skins.
Treatment and Diagnosis of Chloasma
Chloasma may be
sunscreen on sun-exposed skin. Established chloasma
later on a year or so of protecting the skin from sunlight, but in
cases it never
Your doctor may
a special lamp which
off ultraviolet light. This
the doctor to
patterns and deepness of skin discoloration more
Chloasma is to limit skin susceptibility to the sun. If you go out in the sun, take these
- Assume a hat with a brim to shade and
- Utilise sun block (such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide) to vulnerable areas.
- Apply sunscreen which defend against both ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B radiation. The sunscreen should have a sun
factor (SPF) of at least 30.