Q. I have melasma on my face for the last 16 years. Why does not any cream help?

Answered by
Dr. Subhash Kashyap
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 10, 2020 and last reviewed on: Mar 24, 2021

Hi doctor,

I have pigmentation with dark spots and melasma on my face for the past 16 years. I have taken a lot of medication and consulted many dermatologists. But there is no relief. My past medications are Claripex, Dermaclean, Cybele scagel, Sangobian, Evion, Glutamax, Colophylum, Lycopodium, and much more. I have used many creams to get cured. But they did not help me.

#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Melasma occurs due to the sensitivity of dark color-producing cells called melanocytes in the skin. In some cases, some of the cells present in the affected area become more sensitive to the sun and they produce more pigments. The reason behind it is not clear. Avoid having sunlight and ultraviolet light on the skin. It is good to use sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 45 for white skin and an SPF of 25 for brown skin. It has to be used every three hours on the affected area. Wash the affected area at bedtime with a demelanizing facewash. At bedtime, you can use a cream containing Mometasone, Tretinoin, and Hydroquinone 2% on the dark areas alone. Do not use this cream for more than three weeks. If melasma remains resistant even after taking treatment, then it is good to do chemical peels. I suggest you start using Glycolic acid peels.


Was this answer helpful?

 | 


Related Questions:
Can I use Tezcort 3S for yellow skin and melasma?

Once the pimples subside, you can use the Brite Lite cream at night over the melasma in small quantities or you could go for chemical peeling ...   Read full

I am just fed up with my dark complexion. Please prescribe me some skin whitening product.

Hello doctor, My mother's reports are as follows: She has grade 3 fatty liver. SGPT and SGOT are also not normal. What should we do now? I need suggestions on what to eat and drink.   Read full

Is there any way to get rid of post acne hyperpigmentation?

Hello doctor, My mother's reports are as follows: She has grade 3 fatty liver. SGPT and SGOT are also not normal. What should we do now? I need suggestions on what to eat and drink.   Read full

 

This is a sponsored Ad. icliniq or icliniq doctors do not endorse the content in the Ad.

Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


Why Do Some COVID-19 Patients Test Negative?
COVID-19 has resulted in a pandemic and has caused serious health crises worldwide. When we develop the symptoms of COV...  Read more»
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Reliving the Trauma
PTSD is a mental health condition where the person who undergoes an extremely stressful condition, develops disturbing t...  Read more»
Remdesivir - Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Drug Warnings, and Precautions
Remdesivir is a broad-spectrum antiviral medication. It is the only medicine approved for COVID-19 treatment. To know ab...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dermatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.