Top
40
Doctor insights on: Is There A Treatment For Melasma

Share
1

1
Is there a treatment for melasma?

Is there a treatment for melasma?

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 more

See 3 more doctor answers
Dr. Emily Altman
128 doctors shared insights

Mask Of Pregnancy (Definition)

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


2

2
Is there a treatment for suborbital hyperpigmentation?

Is there a treatment for suborbital hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation: Many creams are available but unfortunately none of them really work dark circles under the eyes may be due to increased melanin. ...Read more

3

3
Is there a drug treatment for melanoma?

Is there a drug treatment for melanoma?

Yes: It has been an exciting year in melanoma. There were two new melanoma drugs approved last year and one of these agents was able to demonstrate a survival benefit, something which has not been demonstrated in over 20 years. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
Is there a cure for vitiligo?

Is there a cure for vitiligo?

Treatment: Not truly a cure but rather very good treatments. The best person to discuss this with is a rheumatologist and/or dermatologist. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001834/. ...Read more

5

5
Is there is a treatment for viltigo?

Is there is a treatment for viltigo?

Vitiligo: See the following web site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vitiligo/ds00586/dsection=treatments-and-drugs.

Get a more detailed answer ›
6

6
Is there a treatment for schizencephaly?

Is there a treatment for schizencephaly?

For symptoms: Treatment for individuals with schizencephaly generally consists of physical therapy, occupational therapy, treatment for seizures, and, in cases that are complicated by hydrocephalus, a shunt. ...Read more

7

7
Is there a treatment for osteoporosis?

Is there a treatment for osteoporosis?

Yes: There are many medications to treat osteoporosis from nasal spray to pills (once/day, once/week, once/month) to injections (daily, every 3 months, every 6 months and yearly). Please talk to your doctor about the most appropriate treatment for you. Regardless of what you choose, it's important to maintain norrmal calcium and vitamin d level. Supplememt if necessary. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Is there a natural treatment for gynecomastia?

Is there a natural treatment for gynecomastia?

No: There is no natural treatment other than avoiding drugs of abuse or certain medications. Discuss your prescriptions with your doctor. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
9

9
Is there a cure for depression?

Is there a cure for depression?

Depression Treatment: Depression is Treatable with very good results for:
•Overcoming hopelessness and despair
•Improving mood
•Improving motivation, energy and sleep
•Unresolved Feelings with family members
•Resolving conflicts in relationships
•Enjoying personal hobbies
•Feeling pleasure in relationships
•Feeling Blessings and Wonders of Life
See a psychiatrist for Therapy and discuss antidepressant medication. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Is there a treatment for Menorrhagia?

Is there a treatment for Menorrhagia?

Depends on cause: Menorrhagia/Heavy Menstrual Bleeding is any period bleeding that leads to soaking a pad/tampon more than every 2hrs, interferes w/ daily activities, or lasts >7days. There are many causes: fibroids, polyp, hormonal imbalance (TSH/Prog/Estr), adenomyosis, bleeding disorders and cancer. Get checked out. Taking progesterone (pills/IUD) can help to thin the uterine lining so you don't bleed as much. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Is there a treatment for hypermobility?

Is there a treatment for hypermobility?

Loose joints: Treatment of loose joints useful to prevent mechanical injury ; #fibromyalgia. People with this condition should depend upon exercised muscles for tone and mass to compensate for loose joints. Yoga, tai chi, and swimming are excellent. Extreme sports, mechanical falls and motor vehicle accidents are to be avoided, as is obesity. Many fibromyalgia sufferers have joint hypermobility syndrome. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Is there a cure for skin pigmentation?

Is there a cure for skin pigmentation?

Skin pigmentation: There are various disorders of skin pigmentation. Is there a particular one you are concerned with. There are numerous treatments, not necessarily a "cure" per se for various skin pigmentation disorders. Laser therapy is often helpful for many skin pigmentation disorders. Please see your local dermatologist and/or plastic surgeon to discuss these options! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Is there a home treatment for vulvovaginitis?

Is there a home treatment for vulvovaginitis?

Vulvovaginitis: Yes-you can start by not using pads and scented wipes, stop douching, wear cotton underclothes and if possible avoid underwear at night.You can do sitz baths in plain warm water to soothe area and dry with a blow dryer.You could use otc monistat or similar products with an outside creme-however this may lead to aggravation of symptoms .If all this fails to improve your condition, please see your gyn. ...Read more

16

16
Is there a treatment for rigor?

Is there a treatment for rigor?

Depends on the cause: Rigor is a symtom, like fever, and treatment needs to be directed at the cause. In severe cases, Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) may be used to control rigors. ...Read more

17

17
Is there a cure or treatment for neurofibromatosis?

Is there a cure or treatment for neurofibromatosis?

NF 1, from a gene: Mutation on chromosome 17, has highly variable medical & neurodevelopmental manifestations. Nerve tumors form on/under skin, in brain & other areas of nervous system, & other parts of body. Specialists in genetics psychology, behavior/development, surgery, oncology and ophthalmology help patients with nf i. Learning disorders & adhd often occur. www.ctf.org has complete info & resources. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
19

19
Is there a treatment for diphtheria?

Is there a treatment for diphtheria?

Yes: Diptheria antitoxin given IV and antibiotics to kill off the infection while protecting the airway with mechanical ventillation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Is there a treatment for anemia?

Is there a treatment for anemia?

Rx Underlying Cause: Anemia is defined as an abnormally low red blood cell (rbc)count. This may be due to decreased production of rbcs by the bone marrow, or increased destruction or loss (ie bleeding). The precise cause can be narrowed down by a formal exam and simple blood tests, sometimes supplemented by x-ray or endoscopy. Once the cause is identified, the anemia may be treated. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
21

21
Is there a treatment for melasma?

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 more

See 3 more doctor answers
23

23
What is the guaranteed treatment of melasma ??

What is the guaranteed treatment of melasma ??

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 the skin overtime. However, effects of hormones and ultraviolet light are constantly working against you to lay pigment down in the skin. Whatever method you use, make sure you were wearing the highest SPF sunscreen every day. ...Read more

24

24
Eli would like to know best treatment for melasma?

Eli would like to know best treatment for melasma?

Discuss with your : Dermatlogist . Commonly used meds include hydroquinone, topical steroids, and retinoic acid. Avoidance of hormone pills and excessive sun exposure would prevent it from getting worse. Check some chinese stores for sebo de macho. Best of luck! ...Read more

25

25
Hi, can a laser treatment cause melasma?Hi, can a laser treatment CAUSE melasma?

Melasma: Melasma is usually caused by hormonal changes causing darkening of the skin. Laser therapy is often used to treat melasma. Initially after laser treatment the skin will get darker until it sloughs and heals. ...Read more

26

26
As a breastfeeding mother, what is the best treatment for melasma?

As a breastfeeding mother,  what is the best treatment for melasma?

Patients: It may resolve with succession of breastfeeding so patients is the key. However, if it doesn't resolve then I have seen success with chemical peels. Vi-peel and cosmelan seem to work the best. Just remember you must be done breastfeeding to do the peels. ...Read more

27

27
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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
28

28
Looking for melasma treatment I can buy cheap?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
29

29
I am suffering from melasma kindly tell me its treatment?

I am suffering from melasma kindly tell me its treatment?

Dark spot on face: Retin-a may help as would hydroquinone, but first see a dermatologist to make sure it is not anything serious. ...Read more

30

30
Treating melasma with Retin A and vitamin C,would it be best to shave off the fine hairs so the treatment works better, any opinions tyvm?

Treating melasma with Retin A and vitamin C,would it be best to shave off the fine hairs so the treatment works better, any opinions tyvm?

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. for hyperpigmentation (dark spots). His program is now generic (Dermesse, is 1 of the equivalent programs), which makes it far more affordable. See dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or doctor who does some aesthetic medicine for best/fastest results ...Read more

31

31
Which type of laser therapy will you prefer for a 40yr female patient,came with melasma on her face for 8years..tried medicine but not cured.

Which type of laser therapy will you prefer for a 40yr female patient,came with melasma on her face for 8years..tried medicine but not cured.

See a dermatologist: Details matter. You fail to specify any detail about the "medicine". Prescription creams are more effective than laser for melasma. Typical approach is to use sunscreen every AM. At night she would apply a cream combining a retinoic acid, a low strength steroid, a hydroquinone, maybe others. Expect to do this for several months. It is less costly and more effective than laser. ...Read more

32

32
I have melasma on my upper lip it's darker than my whole face it looks like I have a moustache what can I do any natural treatments? So stressed out

I have melasma on my upper lip it's darker than my whole face it looks like I have a moustache what can I do any natural treatments? So stressed out

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 look at an image of your face and offer guidance. ...Read more

33

33
Why haven't dermatologists been able to find a cure for melasma (i.E. What makes it so difficult to treat)?

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. ...Read more

34

34
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

See 1 more doctor answer
36

36
My face is covered in melasma, don't want it to get worse Other than the downtime which is safer the I2pl eclipse or a chemical peel. Tyvm?

My face is covered in melasma, don't want it to get worse Other than the downtime which is safer  the I2pl eclipse or a chemical peel. Tyvm?

Specialist: This very important question, since it involves your face, should involve a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. I'm not sure whether either treatment you mentioned would effectively clear melasma. One who specializes in these treatments and in disorders like melasma are best qualified to address this question. ...Read more

37

37
Is there any topic cream in NZ to treat melasma? I am from South America where there are a lot of over the counter options, I haven't found any here.

Hydroxyquinone: Hydroquinone 2–4% as cream or lotion, applied accurately to pigmented areas at night for 2–4 months. This may cause contact dermatitis (stinging and redness) in 25% of patients. Azelaic acid cream, lotion or gel can be applied twice daily long term, and is safe in pregnancy. This may also sting ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
38

38
What are the symptoms of melasma?

None: Melasma is a darkening of the skin that occurs on the cheek bones, nose, forehead.. It is not associated with any pain, itching or swelling. It can be distressing because it appears unsightly. It is can be caused by sun damage, hormones in birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy. It can become worse in pregnancy. Tretinoin, skin peels or laser treatments may help improve appearance. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Joshua Fox Dr. Fox
15 doctors agreed:
39

39
How is the diagnosis of melasma made?

Dr. Joshua Fox Dr. Fox
15 doctors agreed:

Melasma: Melasma is diagnosed through its visual signs & personal history. A dermatologist may look at your skin under a device called wood's light. In some cases, rarely melasma may look like another skin condition, in which case the dermatologist may perform a biopsy and send it to a lab for diagnostic evaluation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
40

40
What other conditions may be mistaken for melasma?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There are several. ...Read more