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I have been prescribed the following for melasma. Kindly suggest if these are steroids or normal cream a2 lite cream mixed with elovera lotion cutiyt cream missed with aloevera lotion do these have long term side effects.

I have been prescribed the following for melasma. Kindly suggest if these are steroids or normal cream
a2 lite cream ...
They don't have steroids in it. Long term side effects depends on many factor. Each person has different skin and its reaction. So please follow up with your doctor for better result.
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Melasma - Everything You Should Be Aware About It!

Melasma - Everything You Should Be Aware About It!

A common skin condition, which causes the discoloration of your skin in patches across the face, melasma is more of a social embarrassment and cause for distress rather than being a serious condition. Although it affects men as well, studies have shown that over 90 percent of patients are women. It is also known as the mask of pregnancy as many pregnant women develop this skin condition.

Causes of Melasma:

Primary causes of melasma have been attributed to various hormonal changes within the body. Let's look at some of the factors that may cause this disorder:

  1. Pregnancy: This is often attributed as the leading cause of melasma, the primary cause has often been attributed to hormonal changes that a woman may experience due to pregnancy.
  2. Treatments that may change hormonal balance: Women on contraceptive pills or who have implants such as intrauterine devices may also develop this disorder. This is due to the balance of estrogen and progesterone being changed within the body.
  3. Sun exposure: Continued sun exposure may also lead to melasma. This is due to the activation of melanocytes within the body which start producing more melanin.
  4. Stress: Long periods of stress on the body can also trigger hormonal changes and cause melasma.
  5. Thyroid problems: If someone suffers from Hypothyroidism or low levels of the thyroid hormone, it can trigger other hormonal changes and also cause this skin disorder. 

It has also been noticed that people with generally a darker skin tone tend to get melasma and it is less common in people with fairer skin.

Certain characteristics of Melasma:

Melasma develops in certain patterns which can be easily diagnosed either as spots on the skin similar to freckles or brown patches of skin that grow bigger. Some of these patterns are:

  1. Malar pattern: This grows on the nose and cheeks
  2. Mandibular pattern: Starts growing around the jaw line
  3. Brachial melasma: This grows on the upper arms and shoulders
  4. Lateral cheek pattern: Grows on the cheek on both sides of the face
  5. Centrofacial pattern: Nose, upper lips, forehead and cheeks

Treatment of Melasma:

Most women who develop melasma during pregnancy report that it goes away after childbirth. However certain forms of melasma may appear in non-pregnant women due to hormonal changes. Treating the underlying hormonal changes usually, resolves the problem. However certain other methods may be required to resolve the issues such as skin creams, chemical peelsdermabrasionand microdermabrasion.

Sir I have the problem of melasma on my skin. I use hydroquinone for this. But the problem get severe. Which is the best cream to cure melasma permanently.

Sir I have the problem of melasma on my skin. I use hydroquinone for this. But the problem get severe. Which is the b...
Melasma is not simple condition to treat because some patients do not respond to treatment significantly and some who get cured completely come back with recurrence. Having said that I feel Ban-a-Tan cream by curatio is one of the safest and most effective creams I find for long term treatment of Melasma. In most cases we do give oral treatment also for Melasma improvement from inside but that medicine can only be given on prescription after detailed history.
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I am suffering with melasma since 6 months, I used melacare, after that my face more worst then before, what to do now?

I am suffering with melasma since 6 months, I used melacare, after that my face more worst then before, what to do now?
Ramesh melasma is tough treatment to get results you can have laser sessions for pigmentation with tab transma.2 times day and add Glooboo tab also empty stomach.
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I have melasma on my cheeks I visited a skin specialist for that he gives me melalite creme for outer application which results in fading melasma for some days and then it comes back even darker.

I have melasma on my cheeks I visited a skin specialist for that he gives me melalite creme for outer application whi...
lybrate-user use good sunscreen like mis d sun 50 spa with this cream ans take tab tranesma 2 times a day follow me after 1 month.
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I have melasma on my cheeks I visited a skin specialist for that he gives me melalite creme for outer application which results in fading melasma for some days and then it comes back even darker.

I have melasma on my cheeks I visited a skin specialist for that he gives me melalite creme for outer application whi...
Use of sunscreen is must, so also it needs further treatment. Consult a cosmetic dermatologist or a cosmetic surgeon.
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Hello, I have some dark patches around the chin area and the doctor has recommended me melaglow cream I am using this cream for 1 year and getting a good result as well. Now my question is if I stop using this cream will it have any effect on my skin colour?

Hello, I have some dark patches around the chin area and the doctor has recommended me melaglow cream I am using this...
Yes, positive changes may reverse. You can apply aloe vera juice/gel from its leaf (fresh), not from ready made gels available in market. Remove skin of an aloe vera leaf. Take /scoop out gel. Apply this gel to your face skin. Wash with plain water after an hour. Stop using soap on face. Instead take a spoon of milk, add a pinch of turmeric (haldi). Mix n apply on face with the help of cotton. Leave for a few minutes then wash off. Apply moisturizer like coconut oil. Use some sunblock with spf (at least 50) every time you go out in sun. Apply it 30 mins before going out use umbrella when going in sun. Wear full sleeves clothsdrink plenty of fluids.Don’t be stressed. For more details consult online.
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Mam, I am suffering from Melasma what I use for that removes. My previous doctor give me addoclear hq cream mix with yugard. But still yugard cream is finished, So, can I only use addoclear hq.

Mam, I  am suffering  from Melasma what I use for that removes. My previous doctor give me addoclear hq cream mix wit...
It is first line drug. If melasma does not cure with this then you need further treatment like trexanemic acid etc.
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I have a melasma on my face Dr. Reckeweg hydrastis can mother tincture q is good.

I have a melasma on my face Dr. Reckeweg hydrastis can mother tincture q is good.
No. You can apply aloe vera juice/gel from its leaf (fresh), not from ready made gels available in market. Remove skin of an aloe Vera leaf. Take /scoop out gel. Apply this gel to your skin. Wash with plain water after an hour. Or keep it overnight. Use some sunblock with SPF (at least 50) every time you go out in sun. Apply it 30 mins before going out Wear full sleeves shirt. Use umbrella when going in sun. For more details u can consult online
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Melasma - Everything You Should Know About It!

Melasma - Everything You Should Know About It!

A common skin condition, which causes the discoloration of your skin in patches across the face, melasma is more of a social embarrassment and cause for distress rather than being a serious condition. Although it affects men as well, studies have shown that over 90 percent of patients are women. It is also known as the mask of pregnancy as many pregnant women develop this skin condition.

Causes of Melasma:

Primary causes of melasma have been attributed to various hormonal changes within the body. Let's look at some of the factors that may cause this disorder:

  1. Pregnancy: This is often attributed as the leading cause of melasma, the primary cause has often been attributed to hormonal changes that a woman may experience due to pregnancy.
  2. Treatments that may change hormonal balance: Women on contraceptive pills or who have implants such as intrauterine devices may also develop this disorder. This is due to the balance of estrogen and progesterone being changed within the body.
  3. Sun exposure: Continued sun exposure may also lead to melasma. This is due to the activation of melanocytes within the body which start producing more melanin.
  4. Stress: Long periods of stress on the body can also trigger hormonal changes and cause melasma.
  5. Thyroid problems: If someone suffers from Hypothyroidism or low levels of the thyroid hormone, it can trigger other hormonal changes and also cause this skin disorder. 

It has also been noticed that people with generally a darker skin tone tend to get melasma and it is less common in people with fairer skin.

Certain characteristics of Melasma:

Melasma develops in certain patterns which can be easily diagnosed either as spots on the skin similar to freckles or brown patches of skin that grow bigger. Some of these patterns are:

  1. Malar pattern: This grows on the nose and cheeks
  2. Mandibular pattern: Starts growing around the jaw line
  3. Brachial melasma: This grows on the upper arms and shoulders
  4. Lateral cheek pattern: Grows on the cheek on both sides of the face
  5. Centrofacial pattern: Nose, upper lips, forehead and cheeks

Treatment of Melasma

Most women who develop melasma during pregnancy report that it goes away after childbirth. However certain forms of melasma may appear in non-pregnant women due to hormonal changes. Treating the underlying hormonal changes usually, resolves the problem. However certain other methods may be required to resolve the issues such as skin creams, chemical peelsdermabrasionand microdermabrasion.

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