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Q: I have paches of dark shadows on my cheeks that i noticed after the birth of my second son, what is

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?

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jaymeallan, Community Member
3/ 5/09 4:58pm

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, Community Member
3/ 6/09 9:40am

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, Community Member
9/27/09 8:07pm

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, Community Member
11/ 1/10 2:48pm

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, Community Member
6/ 8/14 10:54pm

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


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By SkinIssues, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/08/14, First Published: 02/20/09