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Best Way to Get Rid of Melasma?

What's the best way to get rid of melasma?  Can melasma ever be completely cured or will melasma treatment only reduce it? READ MORE

Tretinoin and Hydroquinone Safety

How many percent of Tretinoin and Hydroquinone is safe for facial skin? Are there any harmful side effects for these chemicals? I am thinking about... READ MORE

Melasma Peel: What Works Best?

Which chemical peel would you recommend for melasma? Will melange peel help? How long do chemical peel results last for this problem? READ MORE

What's the Best Makeup or Concealer That Covers Up Melasma?

I have Melasma. I have tried prescription creams and nothing helps. What make-up will hide Melasma w/o making this condition worse. I hv it on the... READ MORE

What's the Best Way to Treat Melasma?

Is there any surgery that can lighten the dark spots? what surgeries do you recommend? are skin lightening creams affective, which skin lightening... READ MORE

Is IPL Laser the Best Melasma Treatment?

Hi, I have very large melasma patches on my cheeks and forehead. A consultant at my local hospital prescribed me with quinone cream, which was very... READ MORE

Can Microdermabrasion Remove Melasma?

I have had 6 Microdermabrasion treatments and do not see a significant improvement. I'm concerned. I may be paying for a service that will not treat... READ MORE

Melasma Birth Control

I was told that birth control pills cause melasma. Is this true? How can I avoid melasma and be on the pill? READ MORE

What Causes Melasma and Hyperpigmentation?

What causes melasma, and what sort of melasma treatment is available? READ MORE

Melasma Treatment That Works

Is There an Effective Lasting Treatment or Remedy for Melasma? I have had a chemical peel, and it improved a lot but as soon as i am in sunshine again... READ MORE

Melasma Related to Estrogen or Progesterone?

Is melasma particularly related to estrogen or progesterone? i am currently on oral birth control and switching to an IUD READ MORE

Best Treatment for Melasma on the Face?

What is the best way to get rid of melasma patches on my face? I have a large brown spot on my forehead and chin that was diagnosed as melasma. I... READ MORE

How Do I Use Hydroquinone 4% and Tretinoin 0.025% to Treat Melasma?

I would like to know when do I use both medications: at night? what would I use first? is neutrogena liquid soap a good choice for washing face befor... READ MORE

High Estrogen Level Causes Melasma?

My estrogen level is high; can it be the cause of my melasma? READ MORE

What Causes Melasma?

Is there anything preventative I can do to keep melasma from developing? READ MORE

How Do I Know the Difference Between Sun Damage and Melasma?

I understand Melasma is untreatable (except for bleaching creams) but sun damage can be removed by fraxel lasers and/or photo facials. Both are large... READ MORE

Melasma Upper Lip

My skin around my upper lip is starting to darken. Is this a symptom of melasma? READ MORE

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