Melasma or Chloasma or Blemishes or Pigmentation

Homeopathic treatment

Before delving into homeopathic treatment let us first discuss the conventional or allopathic treatment available.

Treatment in allopathy or conventional medicine

  • Microdermabrasion
  • Skin lightening creams and their side effects: There are many skin lightening agents in the market and the most commonly used is hydroquinone. The patient may suffer with the following mentioned problems:
    • Skin irritation.
    • Phototoxic reactions with secondary post inflammatory hyper pigmentation.
    • Irreversible exogenous ochronosis (reported even with long-term use of 2% HQ).
    • Monobenzyl ether of HQ (Benoquin) causes an irreversible localized and generalized vitiligo like leukoderma.
  • Chemical peels and their side effects: The most commonly used acid compounds to remove melasma or chloasma or blemishes or pigmentation include trichloroacetic acid, azelaic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid and various fruit extracts. Stronger peeling agents tend to have a higher effectiveness rate than lighter strength peeling agents. The patient may suffer with the following mentioned problems:
    • Burning of the skin.
    • Scarring.
    • Worsening the pigmentation.
  • Laser resurfacing: This treatment do not necessarily cure and may even worsen the condition.

Homeopathy

Homeopathic medicines have shown great results in cases of melasma or chloasma or blemishes or pigmentation. They help to better the problem from its root slowly and gradually.

Homeopathy believes that the use of creams and ointments in skin disorders leads to the suppression (temporary removal) of the main symptoms of the internal disease which is done in the conventional or allopathic treatment.

In allopathic treatment only creams are used to treat the condition and the internal problem is overlooked. The melasma spots may become lighter temporarily but they come back and can be even worse with these creams and lotions.

Homeopathy concurs that skin disorders are to be treated from within. A well-prescribed medicine not only takes care of hyper pigmentation but also treats as a whole and improves general health as well.

How homeopathy works

It considers melasma or chloasma or blemishes or pigmentation as a local expression of a systemic / internal disturbance. It believes that skin disorders are a reflection of an internal imbalance and needs to be treated from within. The medicines are selected after a full individualizing examination and case analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution, genetic predisposition and so on.

While choosing remedies the cause is evaluated, for example, mental stress, hormonal imbalances, sun exposure, nutritional deficiency, poor immune system and so on.

Homeopathic treatment, which gets to the root of the problem will reinforce the immune system and gradually restore the pigmented spots to the normal skin color. The medicines restore the hormonal imbalance and control the excessive production of melanin. Homeopathy will not inhibit the natural process of the skin's melanin production. It will act on melanocytes to produce less melanin naturally thus strengthening the skin cells to stay healthy and remove excessive melanin in the skin. This improves the quality (texture) of skin, blemishes disappear and further discoloration of skin stops.

Remedies are natural, gentle, harmless and easy to take, are also regulated by the FDA and prepared according to the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States or Germany.

There are 27 homeopathy medicines which give great relief in melasma or chloasma or blemishes or pigmentation. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the doctor. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus remedies are tailor made unlike allopathy in which all patients receive the same procedure or drugs although trade name may be different.

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What is melasma or chloasma or blemishes or pigmentation

Melasma also called blemishes or chloasma or Pigmentation is a tan or dark facial skin discoloration. It is a dark mask like discoloration that covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose; it also called "the mask of pregnancy."

Although not a dangerous condition, it can be distressing for the sufferer and seriously undermine self-confidence.

Although it can affect anyone, it is particularly common in women, especially pregnant women and those who are taking oral contraceptives pills (ocps) or hormone replacement therapy medications and is particularly common in women between the ages of 20 and 40.

The areas most commonly affected are the cheeks, forehead, upper lip, and chin. Different types of melasma or chloasma or blemishes or pigmentation occur depending on the location of the excess melanin, in the epidermis or the dermis.

It is thought to be caused by elevated levels of estrogen, progesterone, and melanocyte stimulating hormone (a hormone that causes melanin cells to make more melanin).

Pregnancy induced melasma or chloasma or blemishes or pigmentation may or may not resolves after delivery, but may return with subsequent pregnancies or with oral contraceptive pills. But there are cases which do not improve after delivery and become even more worse.

It is a harmless disorder. It is not related to cancer and it does not involve internal organs.

The condition is universal and seen in women of all cultures and ethnicities. However, it is far more common in Orientals, Hispanics, Arabs and North African women. Individuals with fair skin usually have a very lighter shade of melasma or chloasma or blemishes or pigmentation which is not always recognized.

Sometimes melasma or chloasma or blemishes or pigmentation is mistaken for freckles or age-spots, which are essentially the same thing, however, melasma or chloasma or pigmentation spots can be larger and much darker.

Causes

There are many factors that can cause melasma or chloasma or blemishes or pigmentation; whether it is a mild or severe form it is usually associated with one or a combination of the below:

  • Pregnancy – the pigment may or may not fade after the delivery.
  • Hormonal contraceptives, including oral contraceptive pills and injected progesterone.
  • Sun exposure is also a very strong risk factor.
  • Scented or deodorant soaps, toiletries and cosmetics – a phototoxic reaction.
  • Poor immune system.
  • Genetic factors.
  • Medications.
  • Nutritional deficiency.
  • Ovarian or thyroid disorder.
  • Stress.
  • Sometimes cause can be unidentified.

Symptoms

Melasma or chloasma or blemishes or pigmentation usually affects women; only one in twenty affected individuals are male. It generally starts between the age of 30 and 40. It is more common in people that tan well or have naturally dark skin compared with those who have fair skin.

It affects the forehead, cheeks and upper lips resulting in macules (freckle like spots) and larger patches. Occasionally it spreads to involve the sides of the neck, and a similar condition may affect the shoulders and upper arms. Melasma or chloasma is sometimes separated into epidermal (skin surface), dermal (deeper), mixed and inapparent types.

Types

There are four types of melasma of chloasma or blemishes or pigmentation based on Wood's (ultraviolet) light examination which shows the depth of the pigmentation:

Epidermal

The most common type shows enhancement of the color contrast between normal and affected skin.

Dermal

Does not show enhancement of the color contrast between normal and affected skin.

Mixed epidermal and dermal

Shows enhancement of the color contrast between some of the affected skin but not others.

Inapparent

Seen in very dark-skinned people, affected lesions are not seen under Wood's light.

How it is diagnosed

Melasma or chloasma or blemishes or pigmentation is usually diagnosed visually or with assistance of a Wood's lamp (340 - 400 nm wavelengths). Under Wood's lamp, excess melanin in the epidermis can be distinguished from that of the dermis.

How to prevent

  • Wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, with a broad spectrum that protects the skin from both UVA rays ('A' for aging) and UVB rays ('B' for burn).
  • Discontinue any make-ups, facial cleansers or creams that irritate the skin.
  • Avoid oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) as far as possible.
  • Avoid stress. Exercise and meditation helps fighting stress.
  • Have balanced diet to avoid nutritional deficiencies.

Home remedies

  • Cosmetics are a way to hide the brown areas.
  • Before and after showering apply coconut or neem oil on your body.
  • The use of body lotions have helped to fade these areas as well in some women.
  • Add 20 drops lavender and chamomile essential oil for a cool and soothing bath.
  • Apply / rub lemon on your face and wash your face after 15 minutes.
  • Add 20 drops of urtica urens tincture in four ounces of water and bathe the bruised area.
  • Apply cold aloe vera gel, apple cider vinegar, or plantain to help heal sunburn.
  • Apply thin paste of sandalwood on the affected and wash your face with cold water 15 minutes.
  • Apply olive oil at the affected area.
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Rahul Kumar
Aug 12, 2017 7:15 pm Reply

I have dark spots on my cheeks, nose and in the middle of my eyebrows. I need help. I am sitting from so long now need some relief . Please help

Pali
May 8, 2017 7:21 am Reply

my problem is dark pigmentation on my face - cheeks and around the eyes. I have tried different skin lightning with no luck. Please help me

Lillian
May 2, 2017 12:18 am Reply

My face affected from blemishes and dark sport on both cheek and forehead. So help me

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Apr 16, 2017 6:22 pm Reply

Dr. I am having acute problem of hyperpigmentation on both of my chicks and around my lips. I am 46 year old lady and has operated with hysterectomy two years back.

Seema Jain
Mar 20, 2017 11:55 pm Reply

I am diagnosed with melasma like lichen planus actinicus. Is the treatment same like melasma?. How long will it take to see any results if I go for homeopathy treatment

Sirisha
Mar 20, 2017 7:08 pm Reply

Affected light pigmentation in my cheeks .Already done chemical peeling in 5 times and used melrio cream , but no results. I have white compination skin.How can I remove it by homeo medicine

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Mar 18, 2017 5:35 pm Reply

I am suffering from pigmentation . Ie. A dark spot on forehead and upper part of chick. So how can i remove such dark spot from face.

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Mar 24, 2017 10:51 am

I have a very dark hyperpigmentation patch on the forehead from past 15 years and it is spreading to the cheeks and nose please give me a remedy for my problem

Gopal Krishna.Y
Feb 6, 2017 11:13 pm Reply

Got pigmentation during my pregnancy but after delivery the spot is still there its look very odd.any suggestions to remove it

Anjana
Feb 3, 2017 10:45 pm Reply

My face affected from blemishes and dark spots on both cheeks last 3yrs, I used all types creams allopathic , now last one month m using homophathic berberis aquifolium liquid and gel, but no improvement on my face, plz suggest me, m very upset.

Donita
Jan 13, 2017 1:08 am Reply

Makes on ancillary region of cheeks and nose since 5 years,h/I sun exposure,chewing tobacco,and erectile dysfunction since 8 years

Dr Raja Goswami
Dec 15, 2016 2:15 am Reply

I have Melasma for the last 5-6 years, nothing works. Is there is anything in homepathic that can help?

Patricia Mckee
Dec 9, 2016 3:52 am Reply

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Rahul Kumar
Nov 23, 2016 9:27 am Reply

My face affected from blemishes and dark spots on both cheeks and nose from long period. I am taking Homeopathy treatment from last 4 month..but i didn't get 0.5% improvement in my face. Should i continue my treatment.

Kavita Sharma
Nov 2, 2016 11:23 pm Reply

i am suffering from melasma since last two year and curing myself with alopathy sice last 6 months and there is no improvement on my condition. please help me for this

Vijay Negi
Nov 2, 2016 9:15 pm Reply

My face affected from blemishes and dark sport (highper pigmention)on both cheek,nose and forehead. So help me i am totally disturb

Smita N Ruhela
Oct 27, 2016 4:06 pm Reply

I am suffering with pigmentation on face since 9-10years, consulting the dermotologists, they are reffering some creams and tablets, using of cream days the dark spots will disappear when it stops it looks huge on face. sir kindly suggest me what is permanent cure.

Santosh
Oct 20, 2016 3:22 pm Reply

Sir,i am 20 years girl and it have black spots on forehead and around left eye since 10 years .I have not taken any treatment.please advice me.

Ayushi Rai
Oct 12, 2016 10:16 pm Reply

Both of my cheak effected by dark spot. I am using alopathy cream but no change. I am suffering hyperacidity and skin allergy .I want to remove my dark spot . I am 37. Please help me and advice

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Sep 29, 2016 1:19 pm Reply

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I have pigmentation problem on my legs and hands. This is genetic, my mom,grandmother has same problem. Can you suggest medicine.

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Sep 12, 2016 2:29 pm Reply

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Aug 30, 2016 11:45 pm Reply

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Aug 28, 2016 5:03 pm Reply

Please,suggest a homeopathic remedy for my melasma disorder after swimming fo 10 days at the seaside,due to my premature ovarian failure(pof)!it happend similarly last year also at the seaside.

Lil
Jul 24, 2016 5:46 am Reply

Melasma spot on my face i want to remove it. And please tell me any homopeathic medicin or alopethic treatment please

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Jul 20, 2016 8:40 pm Reply

Sir..I have pigmentation from past two years.. Can I get a perfect n complete remedy...

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Jun 24, 2016 9:08 pm Reply

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