Melasma is hyperpigmentation associated with hormonal fluctuations that appears in large dense patches with distinct line of demarcation. It is also called hormonally induced hyperpigmentation and mask of pregnancy. The areas most affected are the central face (63%), the cheeks (21%) and the jawline (16%). Most of the patients affected are women and usually Fitzpatrick skin type IV and higher. These patches reside deeper in the skin than in cases of hyperpigmentation which are UV induced or post inflammatory. As a result there might not be significant improvement for 3 to 6 months. Deposits of melanin pigment occur secondary to stimulation of melanogenesis by hormonal fluctuations. A Woods lamp is used to determine the depth of melasma which influences the length of the treatment. We use a series of chemical peels which involve various products that effect the steps in the development of melasma. Overly aggressive treatment options should be avoided and light therapies such as IPL and laser are no longer recommended for the treatment of melasma.