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Doctor insights on: Severe Melasma Gravidarum

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Why do women get melasma?

Why do women get melasma?

Great question: A tough but good question. It is thought to be caused by the stimulation of melanocytes or pigment-producing cells estrogen and progesterone. This can cause those cells to produce more melanin pigment when the skin is exposed to sun. Pregnancy can trigger this as can the use of birth control pills. It is a frustrating condition to have and to try and treat as there are no guaranteed treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. Emily Altman
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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 does melasma look like?

What does melasma look like?

Lacy pigmentation: Melanoma is most often seen on the cheeks, forehead and around the mouth. It is a lacy patchy brown pigment that gets dark in the sun. ...Read more

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Does melasma go away on its own?

Does melasma go away on its own?

May lighten some: Melasma is a discoloration of the skin that comes from a combination of hormonal fluctuations and sun exposure. It is extremely frustrating because it can be faded with fading creams, sun screen, sun shielding, and chemical peels, but it will recur with minimal sun exposure. It sometimes lightens without treatment over time if it occurs during pregnancy. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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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 more

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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

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Does betnovate n works on melasma?

No, it does not: Please do not use it. It can ruin your facial skin and cause rosacea, acne, skin thinning, dilated blood vessels and stretch marks. Some changes can be permanent. ...Read more

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Any luck getting rid of melasma easily?

Any luck getting rid of melasma easily?

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

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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

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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

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Can spironolactone cause melasma or make it worse?

Can spironolactone cause melasma or make it worse?

Not known: Melasma can worsen due to estrogen, progesterone, sun exposure, etc. Spironolactone can lower testosterone, so in theory it could increase estrogen slightly, but have never seen it described as causing or worsening melasma. ...Read more

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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

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How do you treat melasma without surgery or laser?

Difficult: Melasma is impossible to cure but it my be controlled. Stay out of sun. always have a physical sun block on at all times when outdoors. Hydroquinine at least 4% for short peroids of time and exfoliation. These are nnsurgical means ...Read more

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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

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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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What is the difference between melasma and hyperpigmentation?

What is the difference between melasma and hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation: Is increased skin pigmentation due to increase melanin production by the melanocytes. It can be due to external factors ( sun exposure, meds side effect etc. Or medical conditions such as adrenal or kidney problems etc.Melasma is one cause of increase pigmentation.http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=114398&page=1 http://www.Rightdiagnosis.Com/sym/hyperpigmentation.Htm. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to treat melasma without surgery or lasar?

Can you tell me how to treat melasma without surgery or lasar?

Treating melasma: Combining in-office treatments with a targeted home care regimen is a great strategy to treat melasma. Not including laser procedures, treatments like augmented peels, infusion medical microneedling or a combination, can be very beneficial to treat and improve the hyperpigmentation of melasma. ...Read more