Melasma Treatment

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Melasma is a discoloration—marked by brown spots and uneven pigmentation—commonly found on the face. Treatment options include chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser, IPL, and more. LEARN MORE ›

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I developed melisma in 2013 from what I believe was a combination of oral birth control pills and to much sun from a cruise we took in May. We had a "sea day" on the cruise and I spent the better part of the day on deck swimming in the pool, lounging in the chairs and basically frying my skin... READ MORE

Since moving to Florida I have several blotches of Melasma that don't seem to go away. I have decided to try Obagi Nu Derm ( with .1% tetrinol) at the recommendation of a dermatologist. The Melasma is concentrated on my cheekbones and upper lip. At first, they looked like freckles...but it... READ MORE

I've had melasma on my forehead, surrounding my temples, and on my upper lip since that fantastic voyage of pregnancy. I've been diligent about sunscreen and hats, but it always lingers and is noticeable. I live an active and outdoorsy life at a high elevation, which doesn't help. I have been... READ MORE

I developed hyperpigmentation after my 2nd baby. I got it after the 1st baby but Tri Luma fixed it. Then they discontinued it. I started Obagi Nu-derm & it worked but the retin A really started to irritate my skin making it look worse: scaly, un-even skin tone, large pores-HORRIBLE. By far not... READ MORE

I just wanted to share with everyone my amazing results with the obagi system. I felt I had tried many things for melasma and was feeling very discouraged. My dermatologist recommended this and I couldn't be happier. I'm 3.5 weeks through and the results thus far are superb. Unfortunately, it... READ MORE

I had developed a little melasma around my eyes and upper lip during the pregnancy of my third child. It didn't go away. This was my second Mini Melanage peel. I will continue getting this peel once or twice a year for maintenance. The before picture was also before my Dysport for crows feet... READ MORE

Ive made other posts, but had trouble getting my pics to show up si I'm posting again...I've used everything in the past 20 years...retinol, tazorac, hydroquinone, kojoic acid..ugh..oh and grapeseed extract...I've also done countless peels and nothing really worked on the ugly melasma. Then I... READ MORE

After spending tons of money in expensive and useless products and trying many natural treatments. Finally I found this doctor who prescribed me HQRA + 7% and heliocare pills and after less than a month my skin looks amazing. I want to share with all this woman suffering this horrible skin problem. READ MORE

I am 25 years old, I have never been pregnant, and have not taken birth control or any hormones for over 5 years. About one year ago I developed melasma out of nowhere. After numerous consults and research I had 2 Vi Peels done and they were awful. My face was infected and painful (see photos... READ MORE

I never thought I could go without 4 layers of makeup out in public again. But I am starting week 5 and it is nearly completely gone. My doctor says it is a 3+ month process but I started seeing results the very firat week. I am using the Obagi NuDerm line afree seeing my friends results and... READ MORE

Having struggled with Melasma on the balls of my cheeks, forehead, upper lip and nose, I felt cursed. After using Dr. Schlesinger’s Melasma Cream I have NO visible signs of the condition. My skin is clear and even. I developed Melasma in 2009 and have consulted with several plastic surgeons... READ MORE

I am still not sure how i feel about this, I had it done 4 weeks ago and I have encountered complications. All of my brown spots are gone, but about 2 weeks after I developed hundreds of blackheads all over my chin, forehead and nose. I am still treating this, so the final outcome on the... READ MORE

After much research of various clinics etc, I booked an appoinment to have my melasma looked at to see if laser treatment would help. I felt very reassured by clinic, after my initial assessment I was told their was a very good chance that the laser treatment could really improve my melasma... READ MORE

I tried the Obagi NuDerm line (purchased from a plastic surgeon based on his recommendation) to correct hyper and hypo pigmentation brought about by the c02 laser. In addition to the pigment problems, I also had texture issues (enlarged pores, orange peel texture) induced by the dreaded laser -... READ MORE

There are many members in this forum who have gotten rid of their melasma by external means (i.e. creams, acids, lasers) and I’m very happy for them. Sadly, I wasn’t so lucky. Over the past 20 years, I’ve tried almost everything: 4% Hidroquinone, Cosmelan 2, Nivea cream, citric acid peels,... READ MORE

I have had melasma on forehead went to Thailand to have the miracle peel, after relentless questioning I found it is called inno peel, can only get it online as a practitioner. Itchy when you put the yellow cream on but gives a great result as it peels over the next few days. I've tried a lot... READ MORE

I have had IPL treatments several places but the results were so much better at Premier Dermatology with Donna Billu Martin, MD. I Highly recommend this treatment for melasma and overall better skin. I would not trust anyone else in town for these types of procedures. She is very knowledgeable,... READ MORE

Not worth the money my skins is a lot worse than before got light patches on my nose cheeks and lips am afro-caribbean and its made my confidence and feel really down ....... it was over priced and very mis -leading ... was located in a expensive of part of london knightsbridge which gave... READ MORE

I am 40 years old now, and, unfortunately, spent many of my teenage years and my early twenties as a sun worshiper. That, along with a few Caribbean vacations in the past few years, has left me with several distinct brown spots on the left side of my face, and one fairly sizeable mark on my... READ MORE

So, this obsession started about 4 years ago when my boyfriend made a comment about the spots on my face. I didn't even equate it with melasma. I figured it was sun spots --- just put some creme on it and it fades away- NOT! So I did the required "background" check on many, many, products and... READ MORE

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