Hormone induced hyperpigmentation, also know as melasma or pregnancy mask is one of the most challenging skin concerns for both health care providers and patients. There are many treatments available for melasma but determining the silver bullet treatment has been difficult to pin point.

Some of these treatments inlcude:

  • Hydroquinone
  • Arbutin
  • Kojic acid
  • Retinol
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Lactic acid
  • Fraxel

According to one dermatologist, the best approach to melasma is combination therapy. Combination therapy uses treatments such as chemical peels along with prescription skin care products to help skin concerns like hyperpigmentation. Superficial chemical peels provide the patient with gentle exfoliation without exacerbating the skin's ailment. When treating melasma, the key to a successful treatment plan is to be progressive.