Melasma, a is a common skin condition of adults that appears as a light to dark brown pigementation that typically affect the face. in which light to dark brown or greyish patches of pigmentation develop mainly on facial skin. 

At Nielsen Clinic (Calgary), we help develop a treatment plan specific to your current health needs and skin care needs. While melasma can be hard to treat, not all hope is lost as we help our patients get to the root cause of their skin problems. 

Below are sections offering information for common questions as well as various elements of eczema. 

+ What is Melasma?

Melasma is a skin condition that occurs due to increase in pigmentation of the skin. It shows up as brown patches on the cheeks, bridge of nose, upper lip and forehead.

+ What causes Melasma?

The exact cause of melasma is unknown. However, many factors can increase the odds of developing melasma.

Some of the factors that have been implicated in the development of melasma, including, ultraviolet light (sunlight), hormones (oral contraceptives), and pregnancy.

Females are more often affected than males, possibly due to hormonal changes that may affect the melanocytes in the skin, resulting in skin discoloration.
Another factor that affects melasma are thyroid disorders.

+ What are symptoms of Melasma?

Melasma shows up on the skin as a brownish discoloration on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, upper lip and forehead.

+ Self-care & Prevention - Melasma

Find and avoid trigger factors.
Avoid sunlight.
Use sunscreen.

+ Melasma Treatment - How We Can Help

Step 1 - Listen and understand your concerns: Listen to your health concerns, symptoms, review your health history and check your hormones.

Step 2 - Start your treatment plan to address your main areas of concern: Start your initial treatment plan to address melasma symptoms you are struggling with.

Step 3 - Treating your cause: Tailor your treatment to address underlying hormonal dysfunction to help you recover from melasma.


Natural Melasma Treatment - NIELSEN CLINIC 3R's (Remove, Restore & Recoer)


Eczema - natural treatment (homeopathy, acupuncture)

Remove: Inflammation & skin discoloration by helping balance hormones and inflammation. 


Eczema - home remedies

Restore: the skin's normal pigmentation by reducing its sensitivity to hormones. 


Eczema - natural home remedies

Recover: help restore the skin's ability to maintain normal healthy functions.