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Dr. Brandon Kirsch, MD, FAAD - Clearifi
Dr. Patty Walker, MD, PhD, FAAD - Clearifi
  • Melasma is influenced by genes and hormones, so you can’t necessarily prevent yourself from developing this condition. However, there are many ways to help prevent melasma from getting darker and more widespread, or from coming back after treatment....

  • From expensive serums to over-the-counter lightening creams, most people with skin hyperpigmentation have tried many options to achieve clear skin. Today, we talk about the cost of skin hyperpigmentation treatment that actually works....

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  • Online articles about microneedling will state that its benefits include making you look younger, reducing acne flares, helping with pigment changes in the face, and even reducing hair loss. But what is microneedling, and can it help treat melasma?...

  • Dark patches on the skin (hyperpigmentation) affect millions of people across the world – but they don’t affect everyone equally. This article explains the most common reasons why some people experience dark patches and others don't. ...

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Dr. Lilit Garibyan, MD, PhD, FAAD Clearifi
Dr. Neal Kumar, MD, FAAD Clearifi
  • We’ve talked about what causes melasma. Here, we take a deep dive into how melasma and birth control (aka ‘oral contraceptive pills’) are related....

  • Sun spots and liver spots, also known as ‘solar lentigines’ or ‘age spots’, are dark spots on the skin. They are harmless collections of pigment that are caused by exposure to the sun’s UV rays over time. ...

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  • If you want to know how to treat melasma naturally, look no further. In this article, we discuss what melasma is, the ways to treat it, and which of those should be considered natural options.

  • Medication side effects aren't always a cause for concern. In this article, we discuss some of the most common active ingredients used in melasma treatments and their side effects.

  • Since spironolactone can alter the levels of hormones in the body, this medication should be considered a potential melasma trigger, right? Not so fast.

  • Online articles about microneedling will state that its benefits include making you look younger, reducing acne flares, helping with pigment changes in the face, and even reducing hair loss. But what is microneedling, and can it help treat melasma?

  • A recent study found that a new combination of ingredients can safely and effectively treat melasma without the adverse effects of long-term use that come with current treatments.

  • From expensive serums to over-the-counter lightening creams, most people with skin hyperpigmentation have tried many options to achieve clear skin. Today, we talk about the cost of skin hyperpigmentation treatment that actually works.

  • Dark patches on the skin (hyperpigmentation) affect millions of people across the world – but they don’t affect everyone equally. This article explains the most common reasons why some people experience dark patches and others don't.

  • Sun spots and liver spots, also known as ‘solar lentigines’ or ‘age spots’, are dark spots on the skin. They are harmless collections of pigment that are caused by exposure to the sun’s UV rays over time.

  • The MELASQOL is a disease-specific questionnaire that is used only for patients who have melasma. Why do we ask questions from this scale? We’re glad you asked!

  • You may have heard about topical creams and chemical peels, but what about skin lightening laser treatments? Today, we take a deep dive into this high-tech treatment option.

  • Melasma is influenced by genes and hormones, so you can’t necessarily prevent yourself from developing this condition. However, there are many ways to help prevent melasma from getting darker and more widespread, or from coming back after treatment.

  • Although melasma isn't life-threatening, it can impact your quality of life. Whether you have an upcoming event or have noticed a change in your self-esteem, there are many reasons to treat your melasma.

  • We’ve talked about what causes melasma. Here, we take a deep dive into how melasma and birth control (aka ‘oral contraceptive pills’) are related.

  • Skin hyperpigmentation causes the skin to become darker than the surrounding areas. Although topical lighteners form the foundation of skin hyperpigmentation treatment, chemical facial peels can bring improved cosmetic outcomes as a complementary and maintenance therapy.

  • Have you ever had a pimple, skin rash, or skin injury that leaves a lingering dark spot for weeks or months? If so, that’s post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), the temporary flat dark spots and discolorations on the skin following inflammation or injury.

  • Although experts still do not have a complete understanding about what causes melasma, it’s commonly understood that triggers such as genetics, hormones, and environmental factors can lead to the development of this condition. Let’s talk about the top four reasons for your melasma.

  • Do you have dark, blotchy patches of skin on your cheeks, chin, forehead, or upper lip? If these patches started with pregnancy or a new birth control, or if they get worse with sun exposure, you may have a skin condition called melasma.