The Causes of Melasma - Bangkok Aesthetic Clinic

The Causes of Melasma

Individual results may vary

It is important to understand the causes of melasma, including:

  • Hormonal changes with high levels of estrogen, resulting in the abnormal stimulation of pigmentation.
  • Cosmetic whitening creams containing chemicals, preservatives, lead or mercury that could easily increase the production of melasma. The long-term usage of these substances produces sensitive skin, becoming worse over time.
  • Increased sun exposure during the hours between 10.00am to 2.00pm. Sunlight contains both UV-B and UV-A radiation.
  • Continuous laser usage, causing dark melasma.
  • Stress hormones that occur through the pituitary gland, darkening melasma.
Individual results may vary

Superficial melasma on the epidermis is easier to treat than deep in the subcutaneous layer, however the mixed type is the most difficult to treat due to its high reoccurrence rate. The method of treatment is significantly effective.

Before and After Treatments

Before Treatment
After Treatment (Results of 4 Treatments at BSL Clinic – Photo taken after 4 months)
Before Treatment
After Treatment (Filler Injection at BSL Clinic)
After Treatment (Filler Injection at BSL Clinic)

​​​​​​Article By
Dr. Wutinan Sithipolvanichgul, M.D.
BSL Clinic’s Dermatologist

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