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Is melasma genetic and what could be the permanent treatment for its cure ?

hi. i am 27 year old and deliver a baby boy (4 MONTH) . I have malasma on my face this is present before pregnency also and even these were started to flareup from when i was 24 year old. I have consult to dermatolosist, he advise me (Hydroquenone and suncross sunscream) but due to hydroq. i feel redness & more flare then after i used Kojic acid since 2 year i feel some better and i havedone peeling by glycolic acid(35%) after every 2 month these were all befor pregnancy but now what can i do & plz tell me is it genetic also? becoz my elder sis ,elder brother and younger brither also have same pattern of pigmentation and started in almost 24-25 year. i cant face sun exposer even for 5 minut cholasma become prominant. lz give me suggestion and permanent treatment. thanks Delhi
Asked On : Mon, 14 Mar 2011
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
This condition will only get worse if you keep applying one cream after other.
It is reversible but will take few more months dont worry.
Continue breast feeding, take lot of water, fruits and vegetables.
Be patient it will fade
Answered: Fri, 5 Aug 2011
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OBGYN Dr. Rakhi Tayal's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
If the melasma is so prominent and is present in your siblings also then it has got a hereditary factor. You are getting the correct treatment but if it there is not much relief then probably a skin lightening treatment by laser therapy will be helpful.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
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