This one is dedicated to all the ladies out there who have ever come back from the beach with a mysterious dark streak above their upper lip. If you still have questions after reading up on melasma, be sure to submit your queries to our experts here.
Melasma is a frustrating disorder most common in young women in their 20s and 30s. It affects an estimated six million women in the U.S. alone (according to Medicinenet.com), and usually appears as a discoloration on the upper lip, cheeks and forehead. Patients may feel as though there is dirt on their face they can't wash off-much like a mustache.
Hormones must be involved in the onset of melasma, because there is a 10:1 female to male predominance, and women typically notice it shortly after starting oral contraceptives orRead More »from How to Prevent Melasma and Summer Skin Discoloration