Hi doctor, I have melsma on my nose and I hve been using retinol .25 percent from 1 yesr on my cheek and nose it has still not disappear. I was advised to use melalite for 2 months and after stopping that melsma showed up again. I am so dissappointed rigjt now. So I have picked up one cream which has glycloic acid 10 percent and hydroqunin and kijic acid 2 percent. I used it over night and it turned my skin bleeding red in morning. Please let me know what should I do to get rid of this melsma also for how many hours I should use this new cream. I also have one more question since bI want to start planning my pregnancy from next year then how early should I stop using these acids on face....plzzzzz help...thanks a million in advance
Please read these 3 sections first. They will answer most of your questions.
- Pigment problems
Please remember that not all brown spots on the face are melasma. Some people develop more pigment from irritation from hydroquinones and other medications. Also, please see a dermatologist if you haven’t already done so – the right diagnosis is crucial for treatment to work.
Read more in our article Melasma in Depth.