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Want to get rid of melasma, how to manage? Am 25 yrs female. Is there any bleaching product containing coffeberry extract, any side effects of it.

Want to get rid of melasma, how to manage? Am 25 yrs female. Is there any bleaching product containing coffeberry extract, any side effects of it.

No cure only control: Melasma can not be cured but you can control it. Avoid all sun exposure If in the sun wear good physical block sun screen ( physician RX grade) with titanium or zinc Hydorquinone at least 4% may help but you can not do that indefinitely and need an off period every 12 weeks or so, Some lasers like Q switched and profractional may help. Avoid heat avoid photo facials with IPL due to heat ...Read more

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Mask Of Pregnancy (Definition)

Mask of Pregnancy, or Melasma, is a dark skin discoloration that appears on sun-exposed ...Read more


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What is melasma?

What is melasma?

Pigment change: Melasma is a pigment change that is affects many layers of the skin and usually is related to hormonal imbalances. It can occur in all ethnic groups, it is treated with skin lightners such as hydroquinone 4%, vitamin c/kojic acid, retin-a, lasers and peels like the melange peel. Avoiding the sun, using SPF can help. Adding vitamin d helps since you limit your sun exposure. ...Read more

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What causes melasma?

What causes melasma?

The: The exact cause of melasma is still unknown, however researchers theorize that melasma occurs as a result of the color-making skin cells (melanocytes) producing too much color or melanin resulting in patchy discoloration. There are also genetic and other predispositions that are the cause. Common triggers of melasma include extended sun exposure, estrogen supplements, birth control pills, and pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does epiduo help melasma?

Does epiduo help melasma?

Not really: Epiduo is a combination of benzoyl peroxide and adapalene. While it is an excellent choice for acne, and the Adapalene may slightly help to lighten discolored skin, it is not a treatment for melasma. Melasma is a patchy discoloration in the skin that results from hormonal fluctuations and sun exposure. It is best treated with fading creams, chemical peels, sunscreen, and sun avoidance. ...Read more

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How can u prevent melasma?

How can u prevent melasma?

No: Melasma can be caused by birth control pills, pregnancy or be idiopathic (cause unknown). It more common in hispanics and asians. Avoidance of sun helps. ...Read more

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Cure for melasma that is permanent?

Cure for melasma that is permanent?

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 and laser treatments may be used to reduce pigment deposits. Daily spf use cannot be overstated. Consult with a facial cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist that specializes in treatment of melasma and other pigment disorders for a regimen that's best. ...Read more

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What is a good sunblock for melasma?

Zinc or titanium: We can't recommend specific products on HealthTap. However, the best sunscreen for melasma is something with zinc or titanium oxide, the more, the better. These are physical blockers that will not break down when exposed to sunlight. Other types of sunblock can break down in sunlight, leaving you without protection. ...Read more

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Hi how can be melasma spots on a face be treated Thanks?

Hi how can be melasma spots on a face be treated   Thanks?

Melasma?: Melasma or changes in facial coloring is related to hormonal changes. Since you are post-menopausal age, are you taking hormone or estrogen replacement therapy? Are the changes recent or long term? Talk with your GYN or dermatologist about options such as creams or laser therapy. If taking hormonal therapy, the changes may be chronic as long as you take estrogen/progesterone. ...Read more

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