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.
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:
I was on line a few months ago, and saw the Merry Clinic web site, and although I'm not 100%, I have to say what a difference. I'm very grateful to Dr. Li, because not only does she have the products that helped me, she is always available to answer all my questions. Dr. Li recommded the MelasmaRF vitamins, and the cleansers. I used the cleansers for a month and a half, and have been used the RFMelasma since. I buy them three at a time. I would say I have been using them since October or November of 2014. It has made a difference, I still take them, and they also help to control my hormones. I feel more at ease. I'm very happy. I also purchased the lightening face cream with 2% Hydroquinone, which has helped as well. **
For people who live in the San Francisco Bay area, please call 650-588-8335 to make appointment with Dr. Li.
Otherwise, you can take advantage of our free Online Melasma Treatment Consultation
MelasmaRF Capsules (150 capsules/bottle)
Ingredients:Bupleurum ,Tang-kuei, peony ( white), Rehmannia ( Raw), Salvia Miltiorrhiza, Rhizoma Cyperi, Hoelen, Atractylodes ( white), Ligustrum, Eclipta, Cnidium, Angelica, Persica, Carthamus.
Directions: Take 6 capsules each time, twice daily after meals.
3 for $90.00
Dermova Lightening Cream (2 oz)
Function: An advanced lightening skin cream containing maximum strength hydroquinone to gently fade skin discoloration along with a unique combination of plant extracts (scutellaria, white mulberry, saxifrage, and grape) with very high de-pigmentation effectiveness that acts in synergy to block the formation of melanin.
Active Ingredients: Hydroquinone 2.00% skin lightener
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 lightening cream before applying other skincare products.
Supplemental Product: Skin Detox Formula (180 softgel/bottle)
Function: Detox body system and strengthen skin immunity.
Ingredients: GLA (Borage oil),Flaxseed Oil, Dandelion Leaf, Milk Thistle, Echinacea, Burdock Root, Fo-Ti, Grape Seed Extract, Selenium, Zinc, Biotin, PABA.
Directions: For adults, take 3 pills each time, twice daily.
Only for adults or children over 12 years old.
Supplemental Product: Anti-Aging Formula (120 tablets)
Function: Anti-Aging and antioxidants.
Directions: For adults only, take 2 caplets each time, twice daily.
If for any reason you decide to discontinue taking the Melasma Capsules, simply return the unopened bottles within 45 days of purchase. You will be refunded the cost of the unopened bottles. Shipping and handling charges cannot be refunded. For more detail, please go to return policy.
An herbal formula entirely free of hormones, is an all natural treatment based on ancient Chinese traditional medicine. Choose a blend of compounds that will balance the energy (Qi) and blood of the body. Why? This ensures proper energy is supplied to such crucial organs as the liver, kidneys and spleen, and these organs will in turn ensure that the skin remains balanced and healthy too.
As part of your melasma treatment, we would suggest the use of a natural detox supplement that would purify the skin and supporting skin immunity. When your skin is not already in a battle with toxins, allergens, pollution and combating inflammation, it can more readily heal issues such as melasma.
Also consider a natural skin cream designed to fade discoloration of the skin using plant extracts, while also blocking the production of melanin, which is responsible for giving skin its color. The application of such skin treatments will allow you to gently encourage blood flow to the skin, and it is important to always gently cleanse the skin, exfoliating dead cells, before applying this healing treatment.
Remember too that upward strokes, moving from the chin towards the forehead encourage the best blood flow and results as well. When you use a combination of supplements and creams, you encourage the skin to respond and to begin balancing itself. As you avoid the sun and continue using such care, the results begin to shine.
Unfortunately, a melasma treatment may not be a temporary matter. While lifestyle changes such as avoiding UV exposure, wearing sun block, remaining free or hormonal supplements (birth control, hormone replacement therapies, and so on) and eliminating foods that are high in phytoestrogens out of your diet will help prevent a recurrence, you may struggle with this issue periodically throughout your life.
This is why we recommend that you rely on a good anti-melasma regimen based on a potent daily diet and gentle skin care products and habits. Don't scrub the skin vigorously or roughly, and do not apply anything that is meant to irritate or even "peel". Though a dermatologist may tout such treatments for their abilities to make you look younger, they can also trigger more bouts of melasma.
While women of childbearing age who are planning to have babies may not be able to avoid the "mask of pregnancy" that melasma creates because of the constant flux of hormones, almost anyone else can reduce and control the condition with our all natural remedies and our suggested lifestyle changes. Gentle skin care, avoiding the sun, using sun block, eating a careful diet, and using the recommended skin care regimen, are easy ways of keeping yourself free of this issue.
*This statement has 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.