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How can one get rid melasma ?

hello doctor....i have black spots on my face ,doctors call it melasma which has covererd my cheeks and nose .some doctor advised me kojivit gel twice a day,flucort H once aday which i suppose is a steroid and melaglow once a day. i have been using the same for the last one year but there is no result. i m really upset coz usage of these creams has further deteorated my skin texture. please guide me how to go about it.
Asked On : Sat, 31 Mar 2012
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Hi...dear Ranjaa..,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
Bladck spots on the both sides of the cheeks and..,
It is pigmentary disorder..due to disturbances in the .,
Hormones in the body and precipitated by exposure to SUN..,
1) So first avoid Sun exposure by using SUNSCREEN LOTION on face.,
2) If not respond to creams....go for CHEMICAL PEELING..,
it gives very good result..but Skilled dermatologist require to do this technique..,
3) Finally the Best treatment is LASER..,
FRACTIONAL LASER is the best option.,
Answered: Tue, 1 May 2012
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Melasma occurs because the melanin producing cells are stimulated by the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone when the skin is exposed to sunlight. This results in dark coloration of the skin.

It is usually seen in pregnant women and women taking oral contraceptive pills or hormone replacement. However, it can occur even without these triggers.

If you are on oral contraceptives, you could stop them for a cycle or two and note if there are any changes.

If you are pregnant, then the spots usually disappear slowly after delivery.

It is not advisable to apply steroid creams frequently as long-term steroid usage causes the skin to atrophy or degenerate. Melaglow consists of natural derivatives.

Please try homoeopathy. It is safe and will permanently take care of your melasma.
Answered: Sat, 31 Mar 2012
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