MelasmaI have dark patches around my cheeks for the last 12 years. I have tried everything, seems like I get darker if I use lightening cream with hydroquinone. I have tried meladerma and i got darker and had irritation I had to stop. What can I do?
karuramasaai on 2009-01-13
I have a similar problem. I am 50 years and live in a place with plenty of sun. I too tried using hydroquinone and also Clearz having kojic acid but to no effect, the patches have increased and are almost to my eyes now. Doctors advise on using sun screen all the time but that too is not helpful.
We would be grateful if someone advises us.
mohini 9 years agomy symptoms are as follows:
1.irregular patches on cheeks going up to the eyes. some on forehead also.
2. no itchiness or burning in the dark areas.
3. the skin is sensitive to sun as it starts to burn on exposure, especially the arms, shoulders and back.
what other information would be needed?
would be grateful if some remedy is suggested.
mohini 9 years agosunblock keeps the patches from spreading further if you would also minimize your exposure to the sun. hydroquinone is too harsh on the skin. it's not really safe. i believe that treatment varies to different people. my mom had melasma on her upper lip and then spread upward. she just applied a skin lightening cream (Metaderm) and then her patches began to fade. the patches aren't so obvious now. she also used lemon juice on her face.
carrie08 7 years ago
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