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Permanent cure for melasma

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
No: Unfortunately no. Some treatments help but this is a very frustrating condition to treat but even more frustrating for the patient to have.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Melasma cure?: Melasma is very challenging to treat and there is no cure. The goal is pigment control. Combination therapy is the typical strategy. Peels, topicals a... Read More

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Dr. Tara Solomon
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Melasma: Melasma usually worsens during pregnancy. There are fade creams containing hydroxyquinone that may be used after the pregnancy. Melasma is caused by h... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Melasma: In conjunction with home cream applications, in-office treatments include chemical peels (chemical exfoliation), microdermabrasion (mechanical exfolia... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology 24 years experience
Melasma: Melasma is from hormones and sun exposure. Since hormones are in your body all the time (you need them), it's impossible to "cure" melasma. You shou... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
See a dermatologist: Details matter. You fail to specify any detail about the "medicine". Prescription creams are more effective than laser for melasma. Typical approach i... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Beall
General Surgery 14 years experience
Not enough info: Could be normal, ask your dermatologist. Stop using the cream if it bothers you.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Increased pigment: The is an increase in pigment in different layers of the skin. It can be superficilal, deep , or a combination. It occurs associated with pregnancy am... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Overactive pigment: Certain people will develop extra pigment on the face when exposed to sun or after pregnancy. The melanocytes produce and disperse extra pigment in th... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 35 years experience
Bleaching agents: Avoidance of sun is utmost importance and sunscreen as the sun worsens melasma. Bleaching creams, retin-a, combinations of them, chemical peels and l... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Unknown: We still do not know why some women who are pregnant get melasma.

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