I have never had any problems with melasma before until I started back on bc for accutane. I am 27, have been off both accutane & bc for 2 months, and it still has not faded away! Will this be permanent or something that will fade, but still come back later on?
How Long Will It Take Melasma to Fade Once I Stop Taking Birth Control?
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Melasma control with Melarase and stopping birth control pills
Melasma often does not resolve once birth control pills are stopped. I would begin treatment with the Melarase skin lightening creams prior to stopping your birth control. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles
Will melasma fade when birth control is discontinued?
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