What's up guys, just checking back in. I don't see a lot of info out there for guys with melasma so I hope continuing to share helps. I recently had a little bit of a flare up again over this summer as I went on vacation and was in the sun a bit, my forehead darkened some although I think my routine has helped it keep it relatively mild.
I had a few thoughts/discoveries that may be helpful to some. I know hormones can play a big role for some with melasma, I have been on the medication finasteride which I learned may affect testosterone/estrogen levels in some men. I decided to have some blood work done and am going to look into this but if any of you are on it, it could be something to consider.
Second thing I found is the release of a new product by Eucerin with an active ingredient called Thiamidol. The product is their anti-pigment line. I don't think it is currently available in the US but it is in Europe and can be found online if you need it. There have been studies showing it is as effective as hydroquinone at blocking pigment formation and I've seen a lot of women report on it's success. So could be worth looking into.
Good luck and hope you're all well.