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How To Get Rid Of Melasma
Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone over-the-counter remedies are available, but you must be patient and stay out of the sun. A dermatologist can offer stronger treatments. Be sure that this is what you want to do rather than something you think you should do or need to do -- it's your choice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Lip melasma?: As far as i know carmex does not contain skin lightening agents. The sun screen ingredients are beneficial to prevent further pigmentary changes. I recommend you see a specialist so you can be properly diagnosed and best treatment prescribed for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does finacea help to get rid of melasma. I have tryed retina a but it irritated my skin. The finacea has worsened my acne is that normal.
Can happen : Finacea gel is Azelaic Acid which has some efficacy for rosacea and acne but does not suit everyone. If it is irritating your skin, it may paradoxically flare up acne. It also has some fading properties, but if it is not working, you can try other products containing hydroquinone, such as lustra or tri-luma. Also laser treament may work best for melisma for some people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Unfortuneately not: There is no easy way to get rid of melasma. The goal is control. Combination therapy is typical. Peels, topicals and laser treatments may be used. Daily spf use cannot be overstated. Consult with a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist that specializes in melasma and other pigment disorders. ...Read more
Peels, laser: Bleaching creams are helpful, but a combination treatment may be needed combining laser with a q switched yag and bleaching cream. A newer non irritating bleaching products obtains coffeberry extract revaleskin for people sensitive to hydroquinone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Melasma: The most common melasma therapies include 2% hydroquinone (hq) creams like the over-the-counter products esoterica and porcelana and prescription 4% creams like obagi clear, glyquin, tri-luma, and solaquin. Products with hq concentrations above 2% generally require a prescription. Clinical studies show that creams containing 2% hq can be very effective in lightening the skin and less irritating th. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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