What's the best at home treatment for Melasma?

  • Reddaisy3
  • Winona Lake, IN
  • 3 months ago

I am 33 and have struggled with melasma since my first pregnancy, when I was 21. Currently pregnant with my third, and being during the summer, I am noticing new patches showing up and I'm getting so frustruated. I have been using Rodan and Fields reverse line for 1 year now and I do not notice a difference with my melasma. I just want to find something to get rid of it !!!!! It's embarrassing. I now have it above my eye brows and forehead, in between my eyes on the bridge of my nose, on the upper part of my cheeks and above my lip, which is the worst place to have darkened skin!! I want all of my skin to just be the same color and tired of wasting money of creams that don't work. :(

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I have melasma in the exact places you've mentioned above. I have tried what seems like everything and have spent a fortune. The only thing that truly lightened my melasma was a Melanage Peel. It was not very painful but required some down time because there was LOTS of peeling. The peel costs around 800.00. The melasma did come back in my real stubborn spots so this peel would need to be reapplied about once a year for me. Unfortunately I can't find a Dr. within 60 miles of me that performs it and hate spending 800.00 a year to do this.
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I feel for you- I also have melasma as a result of pregnancy and also tried R+F to no avail.  As the Community Manager of the melasma community, I can tell you that what works for one person may not work for another.  It is frustrating that there is no one solution.  Because you are currently pregnant you are pretty limited, other than being really diligent to keep your face out of the sun.

Right now I'm personally trying a different skin care line and bought a glycolic peel on Amazon that I should use once a week but have been slacking.  I'm considering doing a photofacial (IPL laser) if that doesn't work.

I saw you asked in our Doctor Q&A and are currently awaiting a response.  Here is the link for anyone who wants to see:
http://www.realself.com/question/winona-lake-in-ri...

Also, I found this in the Q&A and thought it might be helpful:
http://www.realself.com/question/whats-best-way-ge...
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