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Melasma is a common skin problem. It causes brown pigmentation patches, usually on your face. The pigmentation does not cause any harm, however some people feel self-conscious about it.
Most people get melasma on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, or above their upper lip. It also can appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun, like your forearms and neck.
According the the American Academy of Dermatology, 90% of melasma sufferers are female.
It is not completely clear what causes melasma, but it has been linked to hormonal changes and the balance of estrogen and progesterone. Birth control pills, pregnancy and hormone therapy can all trigger melasma. It can also be triggered by hypothyroidism and/or sun exposure.