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Why do I get a burning sensation under my skin where melasma is? Is retin A good enough?

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Why do I get a burning sensation under mu skin where the melasma is?
Does retin A really work for melasma
Why should my sunscreen contain zinc in it
Posted Sun, 24 Jun 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 1 hour later
Hi again XXXXXXX

Burning sensation over the melasma area may be due to the use of topical medication like retin or it can be due to photosensitivity.

Retin A is a useful medication for melasma and it works by increasing the turnover rate of skin over the affected area. It is more effective when combined with topical steroid and hydroquinone.

Sunscreen has two types of ingredients -organic and inorganic .
Zinc and Titanium oxide are inorganic sunscreens.
Zinc is very effective sunscreen ingredient and offers good sunprotection.

Hope this answers your query.

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