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Melazma is a form of hyperpigmentation of the skin caused by an irregularity in the pigment. It is usually seen in areas exposed to the sun, so it can be encountered frequently during the summer months. The skin can look darker and is more prone to happen in darker skin tones. If you experience a situation like this, it is possible to consult with Dr. Yücel Sarıaltın for melasma treatment.

Melasma is a disease which causes open and dark spots to appear on the skin. It can be of a brownish, purplish color or it can appear like freckles. Melasma sunspot has following types:

  • Epidermal: This macule is a dark brown color. It is the most easily observed type during examination. It is known to respond well to treatment of the lesion.
  • Dermal: This type, which is more difficult to diagnose and treat macules, is a light brown or dusky color.
  • Combined: This is the most common type. Combined melasma spots are dark, light brown and bluish in color. It has a high success rate with melasma treatment.

Generally speaking, these spots are chronic. Some people can be exposed to the disease until the end of their lives. Some may only see melasma during the pregnancy process. Especially in summer months, this can cause many people to contract this illness. The symptoms are the appearance of spots in certain areas of the body. It is possible to see these spots on the face, such as the cheeks, arms, and shoulders. Due to its prevalence, many people wonder if melasma stain can pass. With melasma treatment, it is possible to get rid of the stains.

Number of Sessions :
4 - 5 Session
Operation Duration :
30 Minutes
Season :
Except Summer
Hospitalisation :
Sensitisation Process :
1 Day
Return to Work Period :
Anaesthesia :
Permanence of Results :
Usage Dependent

What is Melasma Treatment?

Basically, melasma which is a face discoloration, is not a serious disease. Its treatment may take as much time as it to form. Over time it can heal itself without any treatment. For example, spots that occur during pregnancy may vanish on their own later. However, for some spots, a melasma treatment is possible. You can consider this treatment for patches that have not disappeared for long time.

Melasma treatment is a long-term treatment. This means that it requires patience from both the patient and the specialist. At the same time, exposure to the sun during the summertime can cause the condition to relapse. Care must be taken after treatment for sunspots. Exposure to the sun should be avoided in particular. Protective products should be used when going out.

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It is necessary to look at the depth and location of the lesion for melasma treatment. These two factors are important for a successful outcome of the treatment. As seen in dark-skinned people, melasma lesions can also occur in fair-skinned people. In general, it can completely remove the spots in fair-skinned people, but there is a possibility of recurrence. Dark-skinned people may achieve the same success to a lesser extent. At the same time, it can be repeated for darker skin tones.

How to Apply Melasma Treatment?

After the question of “What causes melasma?” individuals exposed to the condition will inquire about its treatment. There are various methods for the answer to the question of “how to get rid of sun spots?”. What should be noted before treatment for melasma is that the process may take a long time. It may take longer than anticipated for the spots to completely disappear.

Treatment of melasma spots usually involves using creams that contain whitening agents. These creams typically contain ingredients such as kojic acid, azelaic acid, and silmarin. Treatment of melasma with creams can take time- it can sometimes take a few months for the spots to completely disappear. If the treatment does not work over a prolonged period, other methods can be resorted to.

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Among the methods used for melasma treatment is the peeling. This process involves the removal of the upper layer of the skin. As the skin peels, the spots gradually decrease. New skin comes from below. With the emergence of the new skin, the spots will disappear completely. Chemical peeling is the least irritating treatment for the skin. Side effects are rarely seen compared to other melasma treatment methods.

Another melasma treatment which is done by excising the cildin is done with lasers. Local anesthetics are used first for laser treatments. This way, those who are undergoing melasma treatment do not face any pain during the process. However, side effects appear more frequently than peels. Particularly, situations such as reddening and swelling on the face are likely to occur.

Facts to Take Care After Melasma Treatment

As with any treatment, there are things that should be taken into consideration after melasma treatment. Be sure to heed your doctor’s advice for the question “Will melasma go away?” In general, after the treatment has taken place, notice should be taken to the following:

  • Avoid direct exposure to sunlight after treatment. Even if the treatment is done, contact with sun rays again may create spots.
  • Pain and discomfort in the region may be experienced after the treatment. This is normal and usually passes within a few days.
  • Sunscreen with high factor should be used even if you have had the treatment, even if the weather is cloudy.
  • Avoid contact with water for at least 3-5 days.

The doctor suggests a cream for melasma treatment. It is not right to use another cream for protection from the sun instead of this cream. Especially when you go outside, you should apply this cream at least twice. It is important for better results of the treatment. At the same time, use the medicines regularly when they are given to you. Consult your doctor in case of persistent pain and discomfort.

Is Melasma Treatment a Definitive Solution?

There are a few treatment methods for the question of "How to get rid of sun spots?" Melasma treatment aims to rescue patients from sun spots with its various forms. However, many people want to find a definitive solution for these spots. This is why the long-term effects of melasma treatment are questioned by many people.

Melasma treatment, whatever type it may be, is a long-term commitment. That is to say, the patient who decides to undergo the treatment must be patient for sure. With the treatment a decrease in the spots is seen. However for the spots to totally go away is not possible. That is because the melanin cells have a memory. This implies that without using a sunscreen, going outside can result in re-pigmentation. Even if the sun comes out for a very short time, you may encounter melasma spots again.

It is necessary to comply with the relevant cautionary points to obtain a conclusive outcome from the treatment. Furthermore, the most suitable treatment is determined with a specialist. Prior to melasma treatment, the specialist will inform you of the most suitable technology based on their examination. If you accept to have this treatment done, it will be possible to achieve better results.

Who Can Have Melasma Treatment?

Melasma treatment is used to get rid of skin discoloration caused by external and internal factors. The discoloration can be completely gone. On top of that, in advanced cases, the discoloration lightens. This way, the discoloration becomes invisible to the eye. Thanks to the treatment, people can have brighter and healthier skin. Melasma treatment is an effective method in terms of having regained self-confidence.

Melasma treatment is applied to individuals whose skin has developed spots due to certain causes. Most commonly these are individuals exposed to sunlight. As a result of the radiation from the sun, there can be color change on the cheeks, nose area, or other areas. In this case, those suffering from spot formation have the chance to get rid of their spots with the most suitable method for them.

Another reason for freckles is caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy. In this case, freckles usually disappear after pregnancy. However, in certain cases the freckles can become permanent. Melasma treatment is a method applied to remove freckles that do not go away after pregnancy. The treatment also works for people who face freckle issues due to smoking.

Some people cannot benefit from the treatment. Melasma treatment is not performed in cases of excessive aging or similar conditions where there is skin damage. It is not suitable for people with open wounds and allergies on the skin. Melasma treatment is not recommended for individuals with excessively thin skin layers. In other words, it can be said that the treatment is generally suitable for healthy and young individuals.

Melasma Treatment Prices

The prices of treatment are affected by the clinic you go to. Each clinic sets its own prices for different treatments. For the prices of melasma treatment, you should first research the clinics. This way you can gain an idea of the different prices. However, make sure to pick a clinic with a good doctor. When you get treatment from an experienced doctor, your chances of getting the desired result increase. After that, you can contact the clinic for the price.

The prices of treatment are affected by the clinic you go to. Each clinic sets its own prices for different treatments. For the prices of melasma treatment, you should first research the clinics. This way you can gain an idea of the different prices. However, make sure to pick a clinic with a good doctor. When you get treatment from an experienced doctor, your chances of getting the desired result increase. After that, you can contact the clinic for the price.

Treatment of melasma carried out by an experienced and expert doctor usually shows its effect after a while. The duration of the treatment may take a few sessions according to the condition of the lesion. Usually, an effect can be seen in the peeling treatment after the second session. However, in laser treatments carried out with skin exfoliation, this period reduces to even the first session. The most effective treatment for you will be revealed following the examination by your doctor.

You can choose Yücel Sarıaltın for an effective and budget-friendly melasma treatment. With the experience of the doctor, the most suitable treatment method will be revealed. Then, the melasma treatment will begin. After a few sessions, if you are careful, you might see the effects. Skin spots can fade away completely thanks to the applied treatment. If it is very intense, it will become invisible to the eye.

Frequently Asked Questions About Melasma Treatment

What is Melasma and How is it Treated?

Melasma is a skin discoloration particularly caused by exposure to sunlight. It can also be caused by other causes such as pregnancy. Laser, cream, and other methods are available to treat it.

Will Melasma Completely Go Away?

The location and depth of the spots is important for melasma treatment. Treatment usually yields positive results in a few sessions for people with lighter skin tones. For people with darker skin tones it may require a longer amount of time. However, even if the spots go away completely, they can recur.

How Long does Melasma Treatment Last?

Melasma treatment typically lasts a few sessions. The duration of the session varies depending on the location and severity of the spots.

Last Update : 22.10.2023