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Why do women get melasma?

Why do women get melasma?

Unknown: We still do not know why some women who are pregnant get melasma. ...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 is melasma, and can men get it as well as women?

What is melasma, and can men get it as well as women?

Yes: Yes both can get melasma although it is usually much more common in women than men. Especially in cases of pregnancy for women. Often it is seen as a darkening of pigment with patterns on face and body with varying severity. It is thought to be a significant reaction to hormonal changes in the body. ...Read more

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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

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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 melasma permanent? I am concerned about getting melasma if i get pregnant. Is this something that can be cured or reversed? .

Melasma: Melasma usually worsens during pregnancy. There are fade creams containing hydroxyquinone that may be used after the pregnancy. Melasma is caused by high estrogen levels. ...Read more

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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

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I have no idea whether I have hyperpigmentation or melasma so how much am i paying to get it check with no insurance?

I have no idea whether I have hyperpigmentation or melasma so how much am i paying to get it check with no insurance?

Office visit: An average evaluation as a new patient may cost anywhere from $60 - 180 but of course that is determined by the individual dermatologist. My best advise is to call around for pricing however keep in mind you want to visit with a professional who has a good reputation in your particular locale. ...Read more

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Could carmex help get rid of melasma on my lip?

Could carmex help get rid of melasma on my lip?

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 more

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