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i am suffering from melasma kindly tell me its treatment?

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Dr. Christopher Moeller
Dermatology 38 years experience
Dark spot on face: Retin-a may help as would hydroquinone, but first see a dermatologist to make sure it is not anything serious.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Does anyone know a treatment for melasma that actually works well?

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Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
No Cure: You can only control melasma you cannot cure it.
Pittsburgh, PA
A 41-year-old female asked:

Why haven't dermatologists been able to find a cure for melasma (i.E. What makes it so difficult to treat)?

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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 should protect from the sun and use fading agents, hydroquinone being the best. You can get significant improvement with treatment but a cure remains elusive.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you please describe melasma and how can I treat it using natural and/or homeopathic remedies?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Melasma: Melasma is a common skin problem, especially in women who are pregnant or taking birth control pills. It causes brownish patches on the cheeks, bridge of nose, forehead, chin, and above upper lip -- also other sun-exposed areas. It often fades on its own after delivery, or stopping the birth control pills. It's best to limit sun exposure with this. Individual homeopathic treatment may help too.
PA
A 45-year-old female asked:

What are some cures for melasma? Besides rentins and hydro creams?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Melasma: In conjunction with home cream applications, in-office treatments include chemical peels (chemical exfoliation), microdermabrasion (mechanical exfoliation), and laser therapy. These additional treatments may be useful for some cases of melasma.
Canada
A female asked:

Started spirolonactone 2 weeks ago and think that my melasma is worsening. Is this possible?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
NO: Melasma not due to spirnolactone. Why taking it? Dose? Other meds? Birth control? Menstrual and pregnancy history? The answer is in the details. You can treat melasma if you wish.

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