Melasma willnot cause you harm, but discoloration of the skin can make you self-conscious and you may lose confidence. Fortunately, there are many treatments that can help you lighten the dark patches.
If melasma is due to pregnancy or birth control pills, it will usually disappear on its own once you have delivered your baby or stopped taking birth control pills. If not, you may be suggested the following:
Unfortunately, these treatments do not guarantee that the melasma will not recur or will be cured completely. You may have to visit your doctor for follow-ups. You should also reduce your exposure to sun and wear sunscreen to prevent melasma from increasing and to reduce the risk of it coming back.