More Effective Melasma Treatments?

I developed Melasma above my lip during my first pregnancy. It worsened during my second pregnancy. It has now been 14 months since that pregnancy, and I have seen my dermatologist.

I have started using Lustra cream, and have had one IPL treatment, and two TCA Chemical peels. I understand the Lustra can take months to show results. However, the IPL and Chemical peels don't seem to have much effect on the melasma. In fact, sometimes I think it may look worse than before. Are there other procedures or treatments I should try instead that may be more effective?

Doctor Answers (1)

Using Melarase creams to reduce pigmentation from melasma on the skin


The first line of treatment for skin discoloration is topical creams such as Melarase AM and Melarase PM.  I would follow this with MelaPeels once monthly to reduce pigmentation and discoloration. 

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