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What is Melasma?
Asked in Skin Care
What creams would be helpful to control or treat melasma?
The exact causes are unknown, but there are genetic factors at work, and melasma is made worse by exposure to sunlight. It is very important for people with melasma to use sunscreen. There is no real cure for melasma at the moment-- just management. Creams that contain lightening agents (for example hydroquinone, kojic acid, and retinoids) may be helpful in treating melasma, as may chemical peels or laser therapy. Azeleic acid may help control but not cure melasma. It has a skin...
Asked in Birth Control Pill
Is there a birth control pill that does not cause melasma?
The progestin-only pills are less likely to cause melasma. The copper IUD is non-hormonal, and may be another option for you. ...
Asked in Health
Definition Melasma is a dark skin discoloration that appears on sun-exposed areas of the face. Alternative Names Chloasma; Mask of pregnancy; Pregnancy mask Causes, incidence, and risk factors Melasma is a very common skin disorder. Though it can affect anyone, young women with brownish skin tones are at greatest risk. Melasma is often associated with the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. It is especially common in pregnant women, women who are taking birth control pills (oral contraceptives) and women taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT) during menopause. Sun exposure...
Does melasma go away?
Creams containing tretinoin, kojic acid, and azelaic acid have been shown to improve the appearance of melasma. Occasionally, your doctor may recommend chemical peels or topical steroid creams. In severe cases, laser treatments can be used to remove the dark pigment. Avoiding the sun and using sunscreen are key to preventing melasma. Often when birth control, menapausal supplemental hormones, or pregnancy resolve, it fades away naturally. ...
Asked in Pregnancy
What condition is known as the mask of pregnancy?
Melasma (also known as "Chloasma faciei" or the mask of pregnancy) when or the mask of pregnancy when present in pregnant women) is a tan or dark skin discoloration. Although it can affect anyone, melasma is particularly common in women, especially pregnant women and those who are taking oral or patch contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medications. ...
Asked in Mental Health
What are the useful treatment for pigmentation disorder?
I presume you are referring to facial pigmentation. This can be caused by a variety of consitions including melasma and other inflammatory dermatoses. Treatment depends on the cause. Its best to see a Dermatologist Regards Dr.Ratnam Attili Consultant Dermatologist www.onlineskinspecialist.com ...
Asked in Math and Arithmetic
Is it legal to sell 10 percent hydroquinone cream?
I have purchased it from a dermatology office in California, so it must be legal. It was Retinoic Acid 0.4%, HQ 10%, Nydrocortisone 0.3% and on brown spots (melasma) on my face, it makes it peel after a day or so. Works great to get rid of spots. ...
Asked in Birth Control, Birth Control Pill
Can birth control pills change your face?
Some women can have darkening of skin on the face from taking birth control pills with estrogen. This condition is called melasma or chloasma. It can also happen during pregnancy. Other facial changes are unlikely, except that some women may have decreased acne or less facial hair. ...
Asked in Skin Care, Shopping
What are some skin care products from Obagi?
Dr. Obagi makes a complete line of skin care products. His products can help with: Rosacea, Acne, Hyperpigmentation, Melasma, aging, etc. Dr. Obagi has a new company that he's with called ZO Skin Health, he's no longer associated with Obagi Medical Products. ...
Asked in Skin Care
What is so bad aabout using skin bleaching creams?
There's nothing bad about using skin bleaching creams. Most people use it to fade melasma, acne scars, and dark marks that may look unattractive on the skin. If you are going to use a bleaching cream use something natural like the Tonique 10X ...
Asked in Allergies, Skin Care, Rashes
What is the best skin fading cream?
Triluma has helped git rid of most of my melasma. It was not an immediate improvement however, it took about 6-8 weeks for me to see improvement. I have been using it off and on for the last two years. My hyperpigmentation returns when I dont use it consistently. AND STAY OUT OF THE SUN!!!! The onl downside to triluma is that is cost about $120 a tube. ...
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How do you whitening skin?
if u want your skin whitening forever. don't use such a cream. now you can make your own whitening cream at home. this is the best natural skin whitening system i have ever seen. whiten your Skin Pigmentations, Freckles, Age Spots, Acne Marks, Dark Underarms, Melasma, or your Overall Skin Color. past this link to your browser http://tinyurl.com/dxdab3u ...
Asked in Vitiligo, Skin Disorders
Is there a cure for skin pigmentation?
Cure of your skin pigmentation disorder depends on the type of skin disorder you have developed. Skin pigmentation disorders include hypo-pigmentation, albinism, vitiligo, Hyper-pigmentation, Lichen Simplex Chronicus, Melasma, Birthmarks, Port-wine Stains. You can differentiate your skin pigmentation disorder by visiting the following links: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypopigmentation http://www.antivitiligo.com/vitiligo/albinism-and-vitiligo.html ...
Is it safe to tan after having a baby 3 weeks ago?
Purposely tanning is never a good idea--it increases the risk of skin cancer, prematurely ages skin, and can cause painful burns. Sunblock should be worn whenever your skin is exposed to the sun for long periods of time. If you insist on tanning, it's probably better to wait until 6 weeks, when your hormone levels have all returned to normal. This decreases the risk of melasma, dark patchy staining of the face ...
Asked in Birth Control Pill, Hormones
Why would a women take a progesterone pill instead of a combined pill?
The most common reasons for prescribing a progestin-only pill instead of a combination birth control pill are cigarette smoking over age 35, history of migraine with aura or other focal neurological symptoms, breastfeeding a child under 6 months, a history of lupus with positive or unknown anticardiolipin antibody status, or a history of extra sensitivity to estrogen in the birth control pill (with severe nausea, water weight gain, or melasma, for instance). ...
Asked in Skin Care
How much is obagi skin care?
Great question. Obagi is renowned for its skin care products; a wide range of products are to repair your skin damage. No matter, what's your skin type because obagi products are well researched and helpful enough for your wrinkle, redness, melasma, large pores, acne, dark-eye circle,age-spots.Obagi nu derm kit is the best solution , i think. Obagi sun protection cream,moisturizers, eye creams, exfoliant,cleaners are also best and up to the mark. Follow this site: http://www.skinvogue.com ...