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Overview

Melanorm-Ms Cream

Manufacturer: Unimarck Healthcare Ltd
Medicine composition: Hydroquinone, Mometasone, Tretinoin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Melanorm-Ms Cream is used to reduce the colour of skin and remove any dark spots like age spots, freckles, and other skin discolouration associated with skin trauma, pregnancy, birth control pills, eczema or hormone replacement therapy. Melanorm-Ms Cream acts as a skin-bleaching agent and works by inhibiting an enzyme reaction in the applied skin cells.

Mild burning, redness, stinging and dryness may occur as side effects to using this medicine. Serious side effects which may occur include skin cracking, blistering and blue-black darkening of the skin.

Before using this medicine, discuss with your doctor your medical history, especially if you have asthma, other skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. Do not use the medicine if you have had allergic reactions to it.

It is recommended to apply this medicine to the affected areas of skin, generally twice every day or as directed by your doctor. Avoid its contact with your eyes, nose or mouth. Avoid tanning booths, prolonged sun exposure and sunlamps. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

acne
In addition to its intended effect, Melanorm-Ms Cream may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Skin thinning
Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Hqn plus cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Hqn plus cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Melanorm-Ms Cream is a skin lightening agent for topical application which inhibits tyrosinase enzyme, which is an important enzyme in the biosynthesis of melanin pigments. Inhibition of tyrosinase thus inhibits production of melanin pigments, leading to skin lightening.
What are you using Melanorm-Ms Cream for?
skin discolouration
age spots
acne
freckles
Other
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Excellent
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 6 hours
Within a day
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Skin thinning
Other
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Popular Questions & Answers

My age is 31 and I have scars in hands and legs. Scars were caused by bug bites. Suggest me a good scar removal cream. Please specify the name.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My age is 31 and I have scars in hands and legs. Scars were caused by bug bites. Suggest me a good scar removal cream...
Hello, TaKe homoeopathic medicine EchineceaQ -10 drops with glycerine, locally. Take, plenty of water to hydrate your body. Your diet be easily digestible on time to check gastric disorder. Avoid, junk food, alcohol and Nicotine. Take care.

I have used melalite and clonate mixture for lightening the skin. It was worked fine. I have stopped using around 2 months now my skin has dark layer on forehead and skin getting bit black. What should I do now. Please help!

MCh Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
I have used melalite and clonate mixture for lightening the skin. It was worked fine. I have stopped using around 2 m...
Hello, The above creams contain hydroquinone and steroid which work well for short time but should not be used for long term. You can use creams which contain kojic acid, vit c, niacinamide like Melaglow. But the most important is to constantly use sunscreen during and after treatment to maintain the results.
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Recommend me the best alpha arbutin cream in india cuz my skin is getting more darker after I left hydroquinone. please recommend me the best alpha arbutin cream available in india.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Recommend me the best alpha arbutin cream in india cuz my skin is getting more darker after I left hydroquinone. plea...
Use kojuvit gel at night. Treatment depends on the type and depth of skin color. Do direct online consultation by sending photos for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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I am 18 years I am too black to see I don't like my colour I want to look fair please suggest me.

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
I am 18 years I am too black to see I don't like my colour I want to look fair please suggest me.
First of all, I want to tell you to embrace your dark skin. Its beautiful and many people find it attractive these days! But if you really want to lighten your skin, there are lots of options you can try. Avoiding too much sun exposure is the best place to start. Typically, the skin darkens when exposed to sunlight because it produces a substance, called melanin, to protect itself from the harmful solar radiation. Melanin is the pigment that gives color to our hair, eyes, and skin. And the more melanin your skin makes, the darker your skin becomes. Its also great to use sunscreen every time you go outside. As far as lightening products, you can try creams and soaps that contain kojic acid, glutathione, aplha-arbutin, licorice extract, mulberry extract, and Vitamins C, E, and B3. You can also go for lightening creams containing hydroquinone, but make sure that the concentration does not exceed to 2%.Only use products that contain 4% hydroquinone if its prescribed by your dermatologist; and make sure to follow the instructions strictly as wrong use of these products can cause serious complications. If you wd like to go for a more natural approach, you can try lemons. Just get a piece of fresh lemon, squeeze the juice, dip a cotton ball into the juice, apply it on your face, then rinse off after 10-15 minutes. If you do not have a lemon, try potato. The procedure is almost the same. Peel the potato, cut it into small pieces, then apply the juice on areas you wish to lighten. Just keep in mind, though, that the effectiveness of the treatments mentioned depends largely on your skin problem and skin type. Some products and procedures may work, but some may not.
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Popular Health Tips

Reality Check On Skin Lightening Products - Why Your Own Natural Skin Color is Beautiful?

MD (AIIMS), Clinical Fellow,Skin Oncology(New England Medical Centre & Boston University,USA), Clinical Fellow.Photomedicine(Mass.Gen.Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA), Clinical Fellow,Laser Surgery(Mass.Gen Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA)
Dermatologist, Kolkata
Reality Check On Skin Lightening Products - Why Your Own Natural Skin Color is Beautiful?

Skin lightening and brightening products have become extremely popular and are aggressively promoted by film stars, cricket players and fair-skinned models on TV, print and other media. These products promise you not only a lighter and flawless skin but also promote the fact that with this you will be able to get your perfect life-partner and your perfect chosen job! Many of these products do not disclose their exact composition, while some list many chemical names which are simply incomprehensible. However, some of these unregulated products could actually contain ingredients that are beneficial for your skin, but some could be quite harmful:

Therefore, you must keep a check on the following:

  • Many products may contain mercury as a skin lightening ingredient, which is a toxic metal which can lead to brain and kidney damage.

  • Steroids are commonly used in lightening creams and cause permanent thinning of the skin. These chemicals also increase the risk of skin infections, aggravate acne, cause stretch marks, precipitate bruising and make your skin more sensitive and red.

  • Hydroquinone is a prescription product and if used under proper supervision is useful for skin lightening. Unregulated use may cause skin irritation, cataract and unwanted discoloration.

  • Vitamin A derivatives can cause flakiness, irritation and increased sensitivity.

Your own photochromic " Skin Umbrella"

It is worthwhile understanding that nature has cleverly and correctly adapted your skin color on the darker side for geographic, genetic and evolutionary reasons. This pigmentation is actually beneficial since it acts as your very own personal 'skin umbrella' which protects you from sunburns, deep wrinkles and skin cancers. Just like photochromic glasses, your 'skin umbrella' turns darker with sun exposure. You call this a “tan”. Thus, medically speaking, black is beautiful. It doesn't make too much sense to try and alter your natural baseline skin color. Your baseline color is your natural skin color on your constantly covered area like on your lower waist.

In case of abnormal pigmentation do seek an opinion

Of course, for abnormal blemishes, acne, freckles and distinct weird pigmentation you should definitely discuss with your dermatologist regarding proper diagnosis and various treatment options like prescription medications, peels and lasers. Also discuss with your dermatologist about daily products suited specifically for you and your skin type. But you would be much wiser and much better off for not using any medicinal product without proper supervision.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Skin Care For Every Age

BHMS, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC)
Homeopath, Mumbai
Skin Care For Every Age

For every stage of life!

It’s a bit cliché to say you want to grow old gracefully. The truth is that no woman really wants their skin to sag or get wrinkles. Here’s how to retain elasticity and protect your skin from damage. With a little luck and a lot of planning and prevention, you can stay youthful for decades.

In your skincare routine you should…

Use sunscreen religiously

Make sunscreen an important part of your routine to protect your skin from premature aging, uneven skin tone, dark spots, freckles.
Using sun protection lotions with atleast spf 30 daily will help your skin in the long term.

Gentle cleansers

Use cleansers at least 2-3 times a day to keep your skin oil free clear out the dirt & debris.

Moisturising

Use water based moisturisers if you have oily skin and cream based for dry skin types. We often tend to neglect moisturising routine if we have oily skin type but we should understand that oil moisture are different things! moisture is hydration which forms a protective barrier in our skin.

In your 40s you should…

Use retinoids

Retinoids have become the new age skin care essentials. Retinoid refers to a derivative of vitamin a, a vitamin that is proven to boost collagen production, soften fine lines and winkles, and minimizes pores. Vitamin a can upregulate skin cell turnover, meaning that your skin will renew itself more often.

This produces softer, smoother, and more radiant skin. Dark spots start to fade.
 Ideally, whatever formulation you choose will contain at least 1 percent retinol, which is the highest allowed in a non-prescription cream.
Consider roc retinol correxion deep wrinkle serum.

You will notice that you’re more sensitive to the sun, so you should either minimize exposure during the initial two week period or wear sunscreen, clothes that protect you from uva and a hat.

Your skin may start to dry out during use. This is normal. Flaking and peeling is also normal. This will pass and, when it does, your skill will look amazing. Once you’ve achieved the results you want, you can discontinue use.
Your doctor can guide you best on use of these creams.

Exfoliate at least once a week

Consider use of alpha-hydroxy acid twice a week. This will boost exfoliation, making your skin brighter and smoother. If you already have problems with dry skin, choose an aha formulation with lactic acid or other moisturizing agents in it.

Consider hydroquinone

The next step beyond exfoliation is hydroquinone. It’s not for everyone, but it can make a difference for some. This substance inhibits melanin production, which is a good way to fade out skin blotchiness.

Be cautious to use it without prescription, your doctor will best guide you for its use. The maximum amount of time you should use the product is 3 months. Beyond that time, you should switch to kojic acid or licorice extract.

In your 50s you should…

Switch cleansers

As you grow older, it gets harder and harder to maintain moisture levels in your skin. So, oil-stripping cleansers and gels should be replaced with moisturizing agents. Hydrating creams will help prevent the natural drying that’s caused by skin cleansers, but it can also help with the side-effects of using retinoids.

Switch retinoids

One thing you’ll notice from retinoid use is that it’s incredibly drying. After a while, your face will feel like a desert. It’s time to switch to moisturising night creams if you aren’t already using them.

Consider eye cream

Lastly, consider using eye cream for maintenance to lighten, lift, and refresh your under eyes. Sometimes, that’s the best option.

In your 60s you should…

Minimize facial cleansing

Every facial cleanser out there can dry and irritate the skin. Even creamy cleansers can do this due to various drying agents used in them.
Minimize use of cleansers to twice a day.

Use more moisturizers

This is where things get tricky. You need to start using formulas with a high concentration of natural oils which will moisturize your skin. If at all possible, stick with natural oils rather than petroleum-based ones.

Formulations like vitamin c serum to help with moisturizing while also keeping cell turnover up so that you can extend your youthful appearance.

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Melasma and it's Management

Dermatology Backed Expert Skin & Hair Care Solution
Dermatologist, Kolkata
Melasma and it's Management

Melasma is one of the most common forms of hyperpigmentation .It commonly appears as brow or gray -brown patches on the face . These patches are usually symmetrical and visible on cheeks,forehead,bridges of nose,above the uper lip and chin .

CAUSES OF MELASMA

Melasma is more common in women than men.

1) Sunexposure

2) A change of hormonal level ( pregnancy)

TREATMENT OF MELASMA

1} Sunprotection -is the key factor for decreasing melasma.

2} Depigmenting agents

a} Hydroquinone- the most common used agent ,works to inhibit a melanin -producing enzyme . It has potent antioxidant abilities.Topical hydroquinone creams comes in 2% and 4% concentrations alone or with tretinoin.Creams containing hydroquinone is intended for short-term use. A dermatologist recommendation is very important .

b} Arbutin -natural source of hydroquinone ,is considered to be much safer . It is dervided from the leaves of bearberry,cranberry,mulberry or blueberry shrubs .It too has the ability to ihibit melanin production.

To enhance skin-lightening ,the following ingredients may also help .

Pocedures fr Melasma

Chemical peels - eg. glycolic acid ,tricholroacetic acid )work well in treatment of melasma . These exfoliate the superfical layers of the skin and increase the cell turnover,which triggers the fading of unwanted pigmentation . The number of sessions depend on the level of pigmentation and skin sensitvity.

Lasers- escpecially the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser ,have a positive effect on early melasma . These are also relatively safe o Indian skin.The laser light beam acts on the pigment(melanin) clumps within the skin and fragments them.Once fragmented ,these are easily cleared by body's immune system . It is done in a gap f 15 to 20 days for a minimum of 8 to 10 sessions.

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Skincare: Get Rid of Skin Pigmentation Fast!

M.B.B.S, D.D.V.L, M.D DERMATOLOGY
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Skincare: Get Rid of Skin Pigmentation Fast!

Hyperpigmentation is a relatively harmless condition, but can affect a person’s self-image and psyche. This skin condition is characterized by dark patches on the skin due to exposure to UV radiation or as a sign of aging. It is caused by an excessive production of melanin in the body. Hyperpigmentation affects people of all ages and with all skin types. However, fair-skinned people are at a higher risk of suffering from this condition than dark skinned people.

This condition can be treated in a number of ways including:

  1. LaserLaser treatment for hyperpigmentation improves skin tone and boosts collagen production. With advancement in laser technology, scarring is no longer a very big risk with this form of treatment. Depending on the degree of hyperpigmentation argon or carbon dioxide lasers may be used in with short pulses or long pulses. Treatment can take anywhere between 30 to 45 minutes and is relatively pain free. 
  2. Chemical peelsChemical peels rid the skin of its top most layer and bring new cells to the surface. This gives the skin an even tone and eliminates dark spots and patchiness. A light salicylic acid or glycolic acid peel is ideal for hyperpigmentation treatment. This is often used in cases where the patient’s skin is resistant to over the counter topical treatment. The concentration of active ingredients in the peel depends on the skin tone. Mild skin discolouration and blotchiness can be treated with a superficial peel while age spots and freckles require a medium peel. 
  3. Topical ointments: Topical ointments are usually the first form of treatment for hyperpigmentation. Hydroquinone or retinol are the most commonly prescribed ointments. Broad spectrum sunscreen that offers protection against UVA and UVB rays can also help prevent further sun damage and dark spots. Skin lightening creams with soy or niacinamide as active ingredients also help brighten skin tones. 

Apart from these forms of treatment, there are also a number of home remedies for this condition. Some of these home remedies are:

  1. Rubbing a freshly sliced or the juice of a grated potato on the skin
  2. Applying a combination of cucumber and lemon juice on the skin
  3. A grated papaya face mask
  4. Soak almonds in milk overnight and then skin them and puree with the milk. Apply this mixture on the affected areas. 
  5. A mask of guava and banana pulp. Consult an Expert & get answers to your questions!
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How To Get Rid Of Skin Pigmentation?

Fellow of ACSI , Fellow of IADVL , MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Ghaziabad
How To Get Rid Of Skin Pigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation is a relatively harmless condition, but can affect a person’s self-image and psyche. This skin condition is characterized by dark patches on the skin due to exposure to UV radiation or as a sign of aging. It is caused by an excessive production of melanin in the body. Hyperpigmentation affects people of all ages and with all skin types. However, fair-skinned people are at a higher risk of suffering from this condition than dark skinned people.

This condition can be treated in a number of ways including:

  1. LaserLaser treatment for hyperpigmentation improves skin tone and boosts collagen production. With advancement in laser technology, scarring is no longer a very big risk with this form of treatment. Depending on the degree of hyperpigmentation, Q-switch Nd: YAG and Fractional laser may be used in with short pulses or long pulses. Treatment can take anywhere between 30 to 45 minutes and is relatively pain free. 
  2. Chemical peelsChemical peels rid the skin of its top most layer and bring new cells to the surface. This gives the skin an even tone and eliminates dark spots and patchiness. A light salicylic acid or glycolic acid peel is ideal for hyperpigmentation treatment. This is often used in cases where the patient’s skin is resistant to over the counter topical treatment. The concentration of active ingredients in the peel depends on the skin tone. Mild skin discolouration and blotchiness can be treated with a superficial peel while age spots and freckles require a medium peel. 
  3. Topical ointments: Topical ointments are usually the first form of treatment for hyperpigmentation. Hydroquinone or retinol are the most commonly prescribed ointments. Broad spectrum sunscreen that offers protection against UVA and UVB rays can also help prevent further sun damage and dark spots. Skin lightening creams with soy or niacinamide as active ingredients also help brighten skin tones. Consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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