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does azelaic acid help with mask of pregnancy

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Increased pigment: Chloasma, or "mask of pregnancy, " is an increased pigmentation across the face and cheeks due to the high levels of estrogen in pregnancy. Estrogen ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Mask of Pregnancy: Melasma is a discoloration that is caused to the facial skin. This discoloration is a cosmetic concern that affects mostly women. It is not a life-thr ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Depends on each individual. Not every patient has one.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
Difficult: This is a very tough condition to treat well. Some women will gradually improve over time. If the condition is due to a medicine, like Estrogens in ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
31 years experience General Practice
MELASMA fades or....: Melasma is often associated with the female hormones estrogen and Progesterone and is especially common in pregnant women. Studies show creams contain ... Read More
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Azelex (azelaic acid): According to epocrates, pregnancy category b "animal studies show no risk/adverse fetal effects but controlled human 1st trimester studies not availa ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
40 years experience Dermatology
Brown or red?: Usually mask of pregnancy will be brownish, worsened by sun exposure, and often on upper lip, cheeks, mid forehead. Rashes are more commonly reddish a ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Whitby
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Never Despair!: Working with an excellent cosmetologist or dermatologist, you will be pleasantly surprised that may no longer be true. So many new products and differ ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
46 years experience Plastic Surgery
Post preg melasma: Aesthetic only. There are bleaching creams available or even laser therapies...
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
24 years experience Family Medicine
Melasma...: This could be melasma which is increased pigmentation of the skin in areas exposed to the sun. To avoid getting worse use high SPF(protective) sunscre ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
Sometimes: Azelaic acid is sometimes used to fade brown spots of sun damage called lentigenes. It is not very effective at this, but sometimes it can help.
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