Have you had melasma laser treatment?

  • 7 years ago

Has anyone out there had Fraxel laser to treat melasma, and if so, how did your melasma react in the immediate weeks after your treatment?

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Ok, this is my last post. I've had many people email me asking my for info on my experience, but no one seems to want to actually TALK to me. I'm offerieng my phone number, and I will share with you everything I know. I've been researching this for 4 years, I know about light, makeup, chemicals IN products you should NOT EVER put on your face, etc. I can share and I want to help. My own pics dosn't show the melasma well enough to see it, so I don't send any out. but I would happily tell you what I know, as I've made my melasma almost non-exsistant. email me if you want to knwo more. I just can't type it all here.
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Hi Robbie, could I have your email? I'd love to talk to you about your experience. - Alexis
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DO NOT DO FRAXEL. I had fraxel treatment done 5 years ago for skin rejuvination. I healed with the worst hyperpigmentation. above my lip, on my cheeks, nose and forehead. Since then I have tried: Obagi w/ hydroquinon (little temporary results) Genesis laser ~ no result Spectra Laser ~ no result Obagi Peel ~ no result. I was told by a Dr who specializes in melasma that if you are anyting but caucasion you are not a candidate for fraxel. He recommended Picosure laser. I booked my apt next week.
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I tried 3 Picosure laser for melasma, and it helps a little. The result is better than Spectra.
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Crossing fingers and toes!!! If it works I'll post pix
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Ok, this is my last post. I've had many people email me asking my for info on my experience, but no one seems to want to actually TALK to me. I'm offerieng my phone number, and I will share with you everything I know. I've been researching this for 4 years, I know about light, makeup, chemicals IN products you should NOT EVER put on your face, etc. I can share and I want to help. My own pics dosn't show the melasma well enough to see it, so I don't send any out. but I would happily tell you what I know, as I've made my melasma almost non-exsistant. email me if you want to knwo more. I just can't type it all here.
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***@yahoo.com Can I have your number
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sure you can! Can you email me at my regular email? I'd rather not post my phone number here:-) I'm at *** and then @aol.com If I try to type the whole thing together in this format, it won't let me send it. So email and I will send you my number gladly!
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Hi Robbie, I want to get rid of my melasma but I'm allergic to hydroquinone in bleaching creams. Because of this I'm considering fraxel treatment but I've heard horror stories about laser treatment intensifying hyperpigmenttation. I have an appt with a dermatologist scheduled in a few weeks. Would it be possible to speak with you on the phone beforehand? Thanks! Nichole
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Hi Robbie, could I have your email? I'd love to talk to you about your experience. I've been battling melasma for 5 years now.
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I've had fraxel DUAL 1927, that's the ONLY laser you should have on Melasma. All the others are too harsh. I did mine on the lowest setting, a 5, and I've done it 3 times in 2 years. I love it. There are higher settings depending on the severity of your Melasma, but start low, you can always go higher. If you want pics of my process..you can email me directly at Robalinkfla@ aol.com Good luck!
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I am so sorry! I dictated my post and it reads CRAZY. The end result was that I used name-brand Finacea at 10 percent for 2 weeks and my melasma was all but gone. My very young daughter looked at me and said, "How did you get rid of those spots?" (Kids are brutally honest). The Canadian formula is only $40 dollars, but don't waste you're money - spend the 120 dollars on the nsme brand here in the US. It took years to find this "cure" but Thank God. I only wear Lancome 24 hour wear during the summer, but I stay out of the sun and never tan. I would have bbl done if we went on vacation somewhere tropical - I would only go to my derm's nurse, definitly not Dr. Harvard grad who burned my chin -
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what is bbl?
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brazilian butt lift :)
You can read more about it here
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It is basically the same thing as an ipl. I really don't know what the difference is, other than maybe the type of machine? It is not a true laser, but works best for melasma and redness imo if you are caucasion.
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Sorry! Same thing as an ipl. Not the Brazillian behind.
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yes but have to be very careful laser treatment could make Melasma worse my derm dr doesnt have the specific laser to treat Melasma yet
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you are right! Laser can be really bad for Melasma..but the Fraxel Dual isn't HOT, and you can control the depth of the laser energy. It's great, I really like it. I wish you well and whatever you do, do it "lightly", and "gently"..nothing serious. Just easy trials..you will find what you like and what works for your skin. Good luck to you:-)
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People suffering from melasma should NOT be treated with IPL-unless at at lowest setting possible (and that's to be done with GREAT caution and only by a licensed practitioner who knows your skill well)!! The propensity for PIH is MUCH greater for melasma sufferers and therefore, IPL should be avoided.
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So I can order this online from the states?
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Finacea in the US is by prescription only - and unless you have really sweet insurance it is around 120 - 150 dollars cash. My derm gave me plenty of samples, and then I faxed my 6month script to a Canadian pharmacy where it was only around 50 dollars with shipping. The US version worked SO much better. You can get it without a script from the Austrailian on-line pharmacy, the same exact brand as from Canada. I would seriously only buy the US version, but hit your derm up for plenty of samples first. I was also surprised to find K-mart to be the most expensive, and an expensive pharmacy to sell it for the least amount - every pharmacy I called had a different price. Best Wishes
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Looks like I will be going to the states lol. Do I have to pay to see a dermatologist in the states? or would consultation be free? sorry for all the questions. I really want this cream
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No problem! To be honest I don't know if the consultation would be free or not. My derm does not do free consults, but the cosmetic center that is part of his office will have a nurse do a free consult, but nurses can't write scripts. I would call around and ask, and look for references for the docs on the net - hope this helps. If you go ask for samples, as many as you can get. Good Luck!!!
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I am sorry to correct myself again...the Finacea I had was 15 percent gel, not 10. While called a gel, it looks like a white cream. Honestly the only thing that made a difference before my miracle gel was IPL, but I am FAIR skinned. Anyone who is doing laser on a skin type 3 or more should be run out of town. It is worth mentioning that my derm wrote my script for Finacea while giving me juvie injections - I had completely given up on getting rid of Melasma, other than maybe a yearly IPL if I had too. It really made too miserable to even research anymore, and I wanted to take my life back.
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Hi Merry I was just wondering which doctor you went to? I'm not familiar with docs in the states but I will contact a few. I doubt a doctor would just prescribe me finacea just like that. I really want this cream as it is seriously my only hope. I have been back to researching but feel hopeless...I have already tried all the peels, lasers and don't see any other options
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