Cure for MelasmaI'm beginning to think that there is NO cure for Melasma. Maybe I should just learn to live with it. I give up.
Faithfully10 on 2003-04-29
I, too, suffer from this dreadful disease! [on my upper lip!!!]. if anyone can help, please let me know!
tamara de la torre
tamara_delatorre last decadeI have tried many things and I still have melasma. I have just recently decided to live with it. I gave up staring in the mirror. I have also become a hermit. I stay indoors during the day and go out at night. If anyone has found the cure please let me know.
SWhair 6 years agoHi Everyone. As a hispanic woman who has been on the pill for over 10 years, the melasma on my forehead and cheeks has become unbearable and I am desperate to find something to make these ugly spots fade. I have tried micro, bleaching and everything else in between. My cousin started taking Trilexan a few months ago. I ended up buying this product because I have seen results amazing results with my cousin. She is in month two and I have definitely noticed a difference in her appearance. I am hoping to see the same results and will keep you all posted on my progress.
puravida_6 last decade
According to my reference books, Melasma is another description of Addisons's disease. Do not be alarmed as this is only the doctor that named the condition.
It comes in several descriptions according to allopathic views.
Homeopathically, I found 4 possibles, but not enough information to give good suggestions except the names of the remedies.
Bacillinum and Teberculinum are similar remedies. Adrenalin is the third and Sulphur is the fourth I could find.
I am not versed enough to discuss or suggest more than this information from Homeopathic reference books.
Maybe Passkey has some direction here??
Remember, when you take allopathic meds, they suppress.
I also suggest ignoring this donnely that is suggesting unknown remedies he/she calls homeopathy. Do not become sucked into anything one knows nothing about. I am suspicious.
sabra last decadeI have just finished reading all the postings asking for help to cure melasma and my heart goes out to you because I have suffered with it since 1998. However, I have found a combination of vitamins and sulphur that is curing mine rapidly. (And by rapidly, I mean over months, but I'm just glad to finally get rid of it...for good.) First I would suggest a book that started me on the right path...I don't know if I can list it because of the forum rules or not, but you can email me for the title. It was written by a lady that experienced a cure for her melasma. It can be purchased online through a major book supplier for a few dollars. This will give you the basis behind the MSM supplement theory.
For myself, I found that MSM worked quite by accident, before finding the book that supported what I already knew. I was taking MSM for a sprained knee...simultaneously, I noticed that I began to develop a 'breakup' of my brown spots with good skin that never reverted back with sun exposure. Since then, I have learned a lot about how to cure, not 'treat' it. My personal experience has been that large doses of Vit C (asorbic acid) 3-5000mg/day combined with pure MSM (4000-6000mg per day, along with 2 tsp of pure Cod Liver oil/day has rapidly improved my skin over the last few months and know it will be gone for good...I just don't know what the time frame will be. I dont care...as long as there IS a cure, right? I'm tired of hiding and not wanting to go swimming, etc.
Also, I had one of the worst cases...almost 95% of my face...so I know if it works for me, it will work with others. Now keep in mind...I am completely healthy...I do not take birth control pills, medications of any kind, do not smoke or drink or even take an asprin unless a headache is killing me. I do take all kinds of vitamins and herbs and supplements to increase and maintain my health...and I believe all this makes a difference.
Feel free to email me if you have any questions about my personal experience.
Hope this will help all of you out there like it is doing for me.
healthnut last decadeI have melasma on my upper lip, cheeks and forehead. It has been worse since I began nursing my son 19 months ago. I only saw traces of it after the birth of my second child, and when I stopped nursing it went away. I am trying to stop nursing but it is very difficult...I just wonder if there are any other women experiencing or who have experienced a situation like this one. Has the melasma decreased or gone away after someone does indeed stop breastfeeding? Please help..
Renee Ferland last decade
I found a website where women were raving about Concha Nacar No. 3. Concha Nacar is mother of pearl. Someone at this site (ABChomeopathy.com) mentioned that in his country women use creams containing mother of pearl to keep thier skin beautiful.
Might want to do a search engine for Malesma and see if you can find the website where women are raving about Concha Nacar Nol 3. It is cheap too. Less than $5.00 available online or at hispanic stores.
I also met a couple of sisters who swear by Total Block Tinted SPF 60. It also comes in clear. The tinted gives you the option of customizing it to your skin color/tone.
Melasma is believed to be associated with female hormones and is aggrevated by the sun.
Might also try rice bran oil to protect your skin from the sun. Rice bran oil is more natural.
Pat2006 last decadeMight also try homeopathic remedies sulpher and silicea as they are suppose to be good for this sort of thing
Pat2006 last decadeI am using 100% natural Elicina Cream (or Celltone,depends on where you buy it which name you get.._ and 100 % organic rose hip oil.
You must be very patient because results come very slow. But, they are permanent!! I have also been reading about MSM sulphur on the web and have ordered it to take orally. But you can search a lot of websites on the uses of Elicina cream and rose hip oil and how they work. I am satisfied, have been using these products for 5 months now..I have given this 'project' a year to complete and succeed..
ninaaa last decadei have a really bad case of melasma and have for ages! its been a constant source of embarrassment. ive tried everything from creams to vitamins to changing my eating habits and nothing worked. 15 pills 3 times a day is no fun at all and the over the counter products with hydroquinone have a nasty side effect; if you use them too long it will permanently redden the affected area.
i read heathnuts reply and began taking MSM 1500mg 1 capsule 3 times a day combined with Vitamin C 500mg 2 capsules 3 times a day and began putting Arnica Montana Bruise Cream on all affected areas.
that was 3 days ago and my melasma is lightened 75%! its a miracle! not only has it lightened the melasma but its completely taken away the rosacea from the hydroquinone as well! i am absolutely amazed and will continue to use these and let you know how it goes in a few weeks.
thank you healthnut!! :D
codex last decade
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