Skin discoloration bothers many people since it makes them look older than they actually are. It is caused by the excessive melanin production linked to different factors, such as sun exposure, hormone changes and natural ageing. Melasma or chloasma is a chronic skin inflammation that causes the appearance of brown spots on the forehead, the cheeks and the upper lip. Melasma appears to people with a genetic predisposal that gets activated by hormone changes and sun exposure. Brown spots on the other hand are not a chronic condition, they appear on any area of the face or the body that gets exposed to the sun and are linked to photo ageing. These two conditions have a lot in common since they are both linked to melanin production. Advanced technology laser can effectively treat spots as well as melasma.