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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.

Melasma - How To Take Care Of It?

Melasma - How To Take Care Of It?

Melasma is a skin condition resulting in discoloured and dark patches on the skin. It also goes by the name of chloasma. It is frequently observed in pregnant women. As per the report of the American Academy of Dermatology, it is found that 90 percent of the overall cases of Melasma are found among women.

What are the symptoms?

The main symptom of this skin condition is discolouration patches that are darker than the skin colour. Mostly visible in the face, Melasma occurs in a symmetrical fashion with equal effect on either side of the face. This being said, other body areas which often get exposed to sun also runs the risk of developing Melasma. While brownish patches are visible in body parts such as chin, cheeks, forehead and nose bridge, their presence can also be felt in the forearm and the neck. Skin colouration in no way is a threat to the body, it, however, can make a person self-conscious about himself.

Common causes of Melasma

The exact cause of Melasma is not known. It is estimated that people with dark skin are more prone to developing Melasma than their white-skinned counterpart. At times the progesterone and the oestrogen sensitivity of a person is also linked with this skin condition. This essentially means that hormone therapy, birth control drugs and pregnancy are all associated with Melasma. Doctors have also identified thyroid and stress to be a potential cause of Melasma. Above all the ultraviolet rays of the sun are by far the bigger threat of Melasma than any other factors.

How the condition is diagnosed?

Melasma is usually diagnosed with one visual exam. However, a doctor might perform different tests to rule out other skin condition. One popular test that is often conducted by the doctor is known as Wood’s lamp examination. This is a special light which can penetrate through the skin and help a doctor identify the number of layers Melasma has infected of the skin. Furthermore, in case of any doubt, the doctor might take a sample of the affected area and send the same to the lab to rule out the possibility of cancer and other critical skin diseases.

How is Melasma treated?

If Melasma is caused due to pregnancy, it often disappears suddenly much like the way it came. No specific treatment is required. If, however, the condition refuses to heal, a doctor might prescribe topical steroids and creams to lighten the skin. If it fails, other possible avenues, such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and dermabrasion are explored. Treatments such as these are capable of stripping the top layer of the skin and lighten the patches. However, no treatment can guarantee a non-recurrence of Melasma.

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Melasma - How To Avert It?

Melasma - How To Avert It?

Melasma is a skin condition that is characterized by the formation of discolored patches on the skin. This condition is primarily observed in women. It usually occurs on the nose, cheeks and the forehead. Other parts of the body that might be continuously exposed to the sun for extended periods of time are also vulnerable to this disorder.

Symptoms:

Melasma exhibits symptoms of discolored patches on the skin. The patches are symmetrical, mostly forming on the face. Brownish patches tend to develop on the chin, nose, cheeks and the forehead. The discoloration of the skin does not cause any bodily harm but may be a cause of embarrassment in public.

Causes:

The exact cause of Melasma is not known. People with a darker skin tone are especially susceptible to this disorder. Sensitivity to ‘progesterone’ and ‘estrogen’ are also possible causes. In a nutshell, certain factors such as pregnancy, intake of birth control pills and having undergone hormone therapy can increase the risks of this disorder. Excessive exposure to the harmful UVA and the UVB rays of the sun may also trigger this condition as these ultraviolet rays affect the skin cells that regulate pigmentation.

Treatments:

In some cases, treatment is not required as the symptoms tend to clear up on their own. This usually happens if Melasma is triggered by intake of birth control pills or pregnancy. Certain skin lightening creams may also be used to treat the discoloration. Derma procedures such as dermabrasion and chemical peel may also be used to treat this condition.

In addition to the treatment options, there are also certain preventive measures that one can adopt:

  1. Wear a sunscreen, with SPF count of minimum 30 before stepping out in the sun.

  2. Take your medications regularly.

  3. Wear full sleeved clothes to prevent your skin from coming in direct contact with the sun.
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What should I do after face prp therapy for melasma and my Dr. only inject plasma cell by injection no medicine inject.

What should I do after face prp therapy for melasma and my Dr. only inject plasma cell by injection no medicine inject.
It is the therapy. They don't inject medicine. Better know full details about treatment before taking it.
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I am 45 years old and holding melasma on my nose. Please help me in preventing it.

I am 45 years old and holding melasma on my nose. Please help me in preventing it.
Hello lybrate-user. It. Is all dependent on hormones. And will not go by using external creams or face wash. My suggestion is to take proper homoeopathic treatment. You can consult me at Lybrate.
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Hello sir, my mom has black spots and melasma on her face. So what cream or lotion should she apply? Without side effects.

Hello sir, my mom has black spots and melasma on her face. So what cream or lotion should she apply? Without side eff...
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. You need proper constitutional med to get permanent relief. Ask for consultation so that I can help you better.
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I used lumaglo. Now I stopped my skin turns dark so I'm searching for best skin whitening night cream.

I used lumaglo. Now I stopped my skin turns dark so I'm searching for best skin whitening night cream.
All such cream have same side effects. The day you will stop using them the skin becomes more dark and damaged. Avoid it. Work for healthy skin instead of fair skin.
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I have melasma and a skin specialist advised using cosglo gel twice a day. But another doctor abroad advised using cosglo only in the evening after 5. So I am confused .pl advice. I am 60 years old and this problem started about 3 years back. There are few black spots also. I am not dark skinned. While going out I was advised to use taiyu sunscreen. Pl give me proper advice thank you.

I have melasma and a skin specialist advised using cosglo gel twice a day. But another doctor abroad advised using co...
It can definitely be used twice a day. It's just doctor's usually advice to apply sunscreen in the morning so only evening is left to apply such creams. PS: This is a very basic cream to deal with melasma so it will take long time to show significant improvement.
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Sir/madam, I suffer from melasma on my face from last 16 years I used many creams and pils but not recovered till now. Kindly consult me properly so that my face problem solves.

Sir/madam, I suffer from melasma on my face from last 16 years I used many creams and pils but not recovered till now...
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 Use umbrella when going in sun. U need proper constitutional med to get permanent relief. Ask for consultation so that I can help you better.
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