What is Melasma?
Melasma is a benign skin disorder characterized by irregular patches of pigmentation on sun-exposed areas of the face. It is a chronic condition that primarily affects healthy women in the reproductive years. It is believed that a combination of sun exposure, hormones and genetic susceptibility lead to the development of the characteristic blotchy skin associated with melasma.
Genetic factors: It is believed that genetic influences make some individuals more susceptible to UV exposure and hormonal influences.
Hormones: Melasma can be influenced by normal, or abnormal, levels of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Internal influences include abnormal hormone levels and pregnancy. External influences include fertility drugs, oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy. Foods rich in phytoestrogens, such as soybeans, soy milk and soybean oil, can also influence melasma development.
UV exposure: UV exposure is the single most important risk factor for melasma development. Ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun stimulates the melanocytes. In fact, just a small amount of sun exposure can cause melasma to return after fading.
How do we treat it?
According to Chinese medical theory, the face depends on nourishment by Qi and Blood coming from the internal organs to maintain its color and bloom. Any disturbance in the function of the internal organs may result in facial skin discoloration. Emotional disturbances, improper diet and lack of sleep over a long period of time can injure the organs and impair the functional activities of Qi.
Our Chinese herbal treatment for melasma is specially designed by Dr. Li for all types of melasma. This formula contains fourteen natural Chinese herbs. They work together to:
- Soothe the Liver and regulate Qi to balance your hormones.*
- Invigorate the Blood and improve circulation to reduce dark skin spots or patches.*
- Support Spleen and enrich the Kidney to nourish skin and improve the complexion*
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Primary Treatment Products
MelasmaRF Tablet: Our Chinese herbal treatment for melasma is specially designed by Dr. Li for all types of melasma. This formula contains fourteen natural Chinese herbs. They work together to:
MelasmaRF Tablet Directions:
Take 5 tablets at a time, twice daily after meals.
Dermova Natural Brightening Cream: This all-natural skin brightening cream also includes 5 natural oils of avocado, grapeseed, sweet almond, olive and sunflower, which moisturize and nourish your skin. It is advised to use a sunscreen over the Brightening Cream during the daytime, since the sun will make dark spots appear darker.
Dermova Natural Brightening Cream Directions:
After cleansing and toning, apply a thin layer on affected areas twice daily or as directed by skin care professional. Wait 5 minutes after application of brightening cream before applying other skincare products.
Supplementary Treatment Products
Skin Detox Formula: Detoxification is essential for people with skin disorders. The liver is the major organ involved in many processes of detoxification including the removal of toxins from our blood. The lungs bring the oxygen to the body and convert it to energy for the cells. The digestive system absorbs nutrients into the circulatory system to nourish the tissues and cells. Proper balance and function of the liver, lungs, and digestive system maintains a healthy body, thus your skin can greatly benefit from detoxification.
Anti-Aging Formula: Merry Clinic's comprehensive Anti-Aging Formula is a vita-nutrient supplement which contains many of the popular antioxidants including: vitamins, trace minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and herbs. These protect your body from the damaging effects of free radicals and they improve your overall health. Free radicals are unstable oxygen molecules that can hit the cell membranes causing them to break down or become weak.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
**All customer testimonials as found on our Website are strictly the opinion of that person and any results such person may have achieved are solely individual in nature; your results may vary.