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What can I do about melasma?

I still think that melasma is the toughest problem to treat because there is no cure for it – just good control. You will absolutely need the help of a dermatologist...

Preventing Brown Spots (#3 of 3)

Hormones really affect melasma. If you take estrogen or use a birth control pill, please be extra careful about not burning or tanning. If you notice brown blotches starting, see...

Preventing Brown Spots (#1 of 3)

First, you have to understand them! What kind of brown spots do you have? Are they lentigoes (flat and light to medium dark brown) and caused by sun damage? Are...

Will self-tanner make my melasma worse?

The good news is no!   All the self tanners so far contain the same active ingredient (DHA) and they do not affect the pigment making cells (melanocytes) one way or...

Melasma Reminder

I reminded everyone last week that we are only 2 months from the summer solstice (peak UVA season).  UVA really activates melasma. Now is the time to step up your Triluma,...

What To Do When Melasma is Difficult to Treat?

I really, really, really recommend that you try to find a good dermatologist experienced with hispanic skin in your area.  You didn’t tell what area you live in.   It makes...
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