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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dermatologist: Schedule a visit with a cosmetic dermatologist. They can do some amazing things. Consider doing a private message to a healthtap dermatologist who can ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Melasma: Melasma is a common skin disorder. Though it can affect anyone, women with darker skin tones (especially hispanic, asian, indian, and middle eastern) ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Vitamin c and skin: Vitamin c is good for skin and help improve its color and texture. Some patients with vitamin c deficiency develop skin rashes, itching, mouth, teeth, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Won't help: You need a bleaching agent to decrease discoloration, like hydroxyquinone. Z. Obagi, MD, was the 1st to develop an effective prescription program esp ... Read More
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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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
23 years experience Dermatology
None: Melasma is not itchy as it is not inflammatory, and not a result of a rash.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Examination: The increased color and distribution are the criteria for melasma. A special ultraviolet light, woods lamp, can help determine the depth of the pigmen ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There are several.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
23 years experience Dermatology
Yes...but...: Melasma is pigmentation of the skin due do hormonal fluctuations. The prescription lightening creams contain hydroquinone, which inhibit pigment produ ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
A difficult problem : Melasma is one of the more difficult skin conditions to treat. There are skin lighteners, lasers and other topical treatments which can help lighten t ... Read More

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