• SkinIssues SkinIssues
    February 20, 2009
    I have paches of dark shadows on my cheeks that i noticed after the birth of my second son, what is
    SkinIssues SkinIssues
    February 20, 2009

    I have what looks like dark spots or paches on my face, they almost look like shadows from an angle. I noticed them after I had my second son.  What are they and how can I get rid of them. Is microdermabrasion the answer?



This question has not been answered by one of our experts yet.


  • jaymeallan March 05, 2009
    March 05, 2009

    I believe it is melasma, many pregnant women get it.  Rodan and fields, who had the number one selling products at Nordstroms and macy's before they decided to sell them through consultants for a more personal experience, has a product called Reverse, which heals the melasma and cleans your skin from the inside out, giving you heathy, beautiful skin.  It comes with a 60 day regimen and has a 100% money back guarantee, so it is risk free.  I use their unblemish for acne, and I am acne free for the first time since my teens,  I really believe and trust in their products.  If you want more information on their products you can email me or go to www.rodanandfields.com/jallan

  • SkinIssues March 06, 2009
    March 06, 2009

    Thank you for your response, I was wondering if Microdermabrasion or a Chemical peel might be a faster/better solution.  Does anyone have any experience in treating Melasma with these two techniques???

    • Bradlee
      September 28, 2009
      September 28, 2009

      I have Melasma. I have microdermabrasion as well as a Chemical peel. The Chemical peel did work but then it came back in full force almost a year later. Laser is  very expensive. I'm going to try the Reverse with Rodan and Fields. If the product helps me I will also become a consultant. Good luck.

  • BadSkin November 01, 2010
    November 01, 2010

    Depending on your skin color type you may be able to have a laser therapy to remove the dark spots. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a small wand used in a dermatolgist office or skin spa that only takes a few minutes. It is painful, but is effective if your is light in color. I've had one treatment so far and see a big difference. The first couple days after the treatment my skin was red, tender, and a bit swollen, and then for about a week or so after the treatment your skin has darker specks, but they dry up and fall of and your left with clear skin.

  • jezzie June 09, 2014
    June 09, 2014

    ihave dark shadows along my cheek bones igot them from almost dying you cansee them from angle.


You should know Answers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.