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How Long Does Melasma Associated With Pregnancy Last
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I have melasma spots all over my face from past pregnancy and bcp/hormones. Don't want retin-a or hydroquinone 2nd to chemicals. Any effective lasertx?
Various treatments: Melasma can be frustrating to have and a challenge to treat. Daily sun protection is important. Often the best results may occur by using a combination of treatments. These include topical treatments, peels and sometimes laser. Lasers can be helpful, but i recommend treatment with low energies, as higher energies can sometimes stimulate pigment worsening. Even when tx helps, recurrence is common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have this dark area on my face that has been there since my last baby was born, three months ago. It won't go away. My mother says that it is mask of pregnancy and may never go away. Is that true?
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 different type laser techniques -you may find excellent success. You may wish to try a tiny isolated area first to be "sure" that tissue reaction is not as bad as the "melasma". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 stimulates the skin pigment (melanin) to darken, and voila! -- the mask of pregnancy. The good news is much of the pigment tends to fade after delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MELASMA fades or....: Melasma is often associated with the female hormones estrogen and Progesterone and is especially common in pregnant women. Studies show creams containing a combination of tretinoin, kojic acid, and Azelaic Acid have been shown to improve the appearance. You may need topical steroid cream or in a severe case, laser treatments can be used. Most of the time it just fades. Congrats re: new baby! ...Read more
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 birth control pills, then stopping the pills at the first sign of the problem can help keep it from getting more severe. However, treatment is not that successful. ...Read more
Just developed what looks like mask of pregnancy above lip and under eyes. 8 months postpartum Are any causes dangerous or just aesthetic?
8 months postpartum and I just now am getting brown spots under eyes and above upper lip. Is this a late mask of pregnancy or vitamin deficincy? Fix?
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) sunscreen lotion. There are a few creams that can be used, like for example hydroquinone, for treatment but needs to be prescribed. I would suggest you to see a Dermatologist(skin doctor) for final diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have had a bad case of Melasma since 2007 when I had my last daughter. I know it is hormone related so should I be concerned? History of irregular
Hello.i have melasma on my chiks from last 3 years after birth of my baby.nw I m using hyderquin 4 cream from 1 week.but I its getting dark?
I am suffering from Melasma and uneven skin tone for the last 4-5 years! Whitening cream made it worse! What should I use to treat my condition?
Dear Doctor, I am suffering from Melasma on my face! Is it safe to use Meladerm? Is it going to be effective without giving any long term side effects
Probably safe: Long-term side effects not an issue. But do not expect much benefit. There are products which are very effective. A dermatologist will help you. ...Read more
How long should I wait after Accutane to use hydroquinone or do any other treatment for melasma and acne marks? What other treatment is recommendable in short term being that i´m doing autohemotherapy?
Forever: Why would you use such dangerous toxins to treat something that is not life-threatening? Has anyone evaluated your gut for dysbiosis? Has your antioxidant status been checked? Have your oxidative stress markers been checked? Melasma is oxidation damage. Scars are inflammation damage. Accutane and autohemotherapy do not address those problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ive missed 4 periods, not pregnant. Also weight loss, ( 5 lbs. ) in the last 3 mon. Melasma improved but still have acne.
Should I be concerned?
Depends: If you keep losing weight, without trying to, that would be of concern and you should see a doctor for that. Your lack of periods may be due to your entering menopause. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Yes: Yes both can get melasma although it is usually much more common in women than men. Especially in cases of pregnancy for women. Often it is seen as a darkening of pigment with patterns on face and body with varying severity. It is thought to be a significant reaction to hormonal changes in the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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