Melasma is a common, stubborn, and recalcitrant dermatological condition affecting mainly females with darker skin. It is characterized by brown patches on sun-exposed areas—specifically the face. Melasma is not physically harmful, but studies have shown that it can lead to psychological problems due to the changes it causes in a person’s appearance.
Melasma is a common condition that often appears as brown or gray spots on the face, neck, chest or forearms. Though melasma can go away on its own, improvement usually requires treatment from a dermatologist. Continue reading to learn more about melasma.