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What Does Melasma Look Like
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
I don't have melasma, vitiligo, or dermatological disorder. Its just a mustache shadow with little hair like guys have. Its noticeable. How do it go off?
Several ways.: There are several ways to remove hair from the mustache area. You could shave, tweeze, or you could use a facial hair remover lotion/gel. Lastly, you indicate that there's not much mustache hair, so you could also disguise it by bleaching with facial bleach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The area above my lip burns constantly what could this be . It also seems that skin looks darker almost like melasma ?
See your PCP/derma: Dr. Usually melasma doesn't occur on the upper lip or appear darker or burns.So it's best to get an expert opinion in person with your doctor to look & see what might be causing a post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation to occur.Are you using different/new personal care products, bleaching agent, topical creams that may be irritating this area?Usually melasma is also hormonally stimulated/ pregnancy? ...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
The: The exact cause of melasma is still unknown, however researchers theorize that melasma occurs as a result of the color-making skin cells (melanocytes) producing too much color or melanin resulting in patchy discoloration. There are also genetic and other predispositions that are the cause. Common triggers of melasma include extended sun exposure, estrogen supplements, birth control pills, and pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combination: This is difficult to totally eradicate but a combination of microdermabrasion followed by laser with home treatment with bleaching agents offers a good option to sognificantly decrease melasma. Another option is the medium strength vi peel which can improve melasma within one week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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