A cream, lotion, gel or liquid containing hydroquinone is often the first treatment for melasma, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Applied to the affected area, it works by lightening the skin. It is avai... More »

The most effective melasma treatments include 2-percent, over-the-counter, hydroquinone cream and 4-percent, prescription-strength, hydroquinone cream, states MedlinePlus. To enhance skin lightening, physicians prescribe... More »

Melasma is treated with 2 percent over-the-counter and 4 percent prescription-strength topical creams containing hydroquinone, explains Tretinoin or a corticosteroid may be prescribed as well, explains t... More »

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