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Best Whitening Cream For Melasma

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Melasma drove me to rub bleach into my face

Four years ago, Shaista Iqbal took a bottle of bleach out of her kitchen cupboard and applied it to her face. "I put it directly on to my skin," she remembers, shuddering. "I was so desperate. I thought my skin would peel off and I would look normal again.


Melasma: The forehead is a common place for melasma to appear. Melasma (muh-LAZ-muh) is a common skin problem. It causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip.

DermTV - New Melasma Treatment [ Epi #341]

There have been some new and exciting advances in the treatment of melasma. In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz discusses this new melasma treatment.


Abstract Melasma is a common hypermelanotic disorder affecting the face that is associated with considerable psychological impacts. The management of melasma is challenging and requires a long-term treatment plan. In addition to avoidance of aggravating factors like oral pills and ultraviolet exposure, topical therapy has remained the mainstay of treatment.


Melasma is patches of dark skin that appear on areas of the face exposed to the sun. Causes Melasma is a very common skin disorder. It is most common in young women with brownish skin tone, but it can affect anyone. Melasma is often associated with the female hormones estrogen and progesterone.