melasma treatment

@luisaR (452)
Philippines
March 7, 2012 3:39am CST
well, am only 33 and I'm seeing melasma coming out on my face. It doesn't look very well. I checked online on the best treatment or ointment that is affordable.. There are results but it is many I don't know what to choose. I am asking anyone here of a real testimonila that they got rid their melasma and it what way was it done? thank you very much.
1 response
@owlwings (39070)
• Cambridge, England
7 Mar 12
Melasma is caused by a number of things. It is generally more prevalent in certain races and, especially in the case of melasma on the face, is almost always due to an excess or imbalance (usually temporary) of female hormones. If you are pregnant or are using contraceptive pills, then this will almost certainly be the cause. If you are pregnant, the melasma will generally fade once you have given birth; if you are using a contraceptive pill, then the best thing to do is to see your doctor and have the prescription changed. Melasma can also be one of the symptoms of problems with the thyroid. It would certainly be worth having your doctor test you for any problems like this. There are treatments which can help speed up the fading of the melasma but it is very important to get a proper diagnosis and treatment for the underlying cause first. See this article for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melasma
@luisaR (452)
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
thanx owl ;-)