How to remove melasma from chest area?
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Although the condition is difficult to treat, lasting improvement can be had with the right type of laser technology (IPL is not a laser).
you have it on your face. Many of the topical products used to treat melasma can
be irritating and the chest is always extra sensitive to topicals. The discoloration could simply represent old sundamage and have that deep, darker color. Individuals that freckle have less genetic protection from the sun, so physical protection from clothing is your best bet. During the day, we recommend wearing a shirt that covers the chest. Physical sunblocks with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide are excellent, but the direct heat and incident UV penetration can still damage the skin. You could try some of the non-hydroquinone products, such as Lytera, but the chest may respond best to microdermabrasion with ultrasound non-HQ Bleach and Retin A or a series of light chemical peels. It is not uncommon to have lasers and light sources create rebound hyperpigmentation. I would definitely have you see a cosmetic dermatologist as you may need hormones checked if this truly is melasma and having rebound hyperpigmentation can be a challenging issue.
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Melasma from chest area
Melasma is a common problem that has a solution. Depending on the severity of Melasma it can be treated with topical therapy alone, or Cosmelan (with or without hyroquinones) or chemical peels. I would suggest you consult a board certified dermatologist with experience in Melasma for the best cosmetic treatment.