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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....

  • The dark patches of melasma can affect your quality of life and confidence, but makeup can help. Here's how to cover your melasma....

  • 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?...

  • 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....

  • 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
  • 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!...

  • 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....

  • 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....

Dr. Neal Kumar, MD, FAAD Clearifi
  • If you’ve noticed blushing that doesn't go away or odd bumps on your face, you may have rosacea. Here, we help you understand the basics of this common and treatable condition....

  • 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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