Doctor insights on:
Treatment Of Melasma Gravidarum
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
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 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HELP 2 questions.. I have melasma on my upper lip, what is the cause?& is there a cure apsrt from hydroquinone, is there some medication?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Getting conflicting stories, will retin a help if I have melasma, can't afford laser. some say it makes it worse. tyvm?
Melasma: Will not likely help. Not certain what you mean by working on? Making it darker or lighter. What is your goal? ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Severe melasma gravidarum
- Causes of melasma gravidarum
- Is there a treatment for melasma?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Treatment of pruritus gravidarum
- Skin treatment melasma
- Melasma treatment home remedies
- Melasma pregnancy mask treatment
- Talk to a dermatologist online