Female-32 years. My treatments: Fraxel Dual x 2: from this worsened Melasma & skin tone & texture significantly changed. 4 IPL- these seemed to help, though, 2-3 weeks after the treatment most came back. Skin Care: 2 x per day: I use Tretinoin Cream .05%, Neova Complex (Hydroquionine 4% & GA), sunscreen, Neutrogena Age Shield Face SPF 110 Broad Spectrum UVA & UVB Meds: Started to take Doxycycline Any suggestions on if I am doing something that is exacerbating this?
Additional Treatments for Resistant Melasma & Rosacea Not Responding Variety of Treatments? (photo)
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Treatment For Melasma And Rosacea
Melasma, also known as the mask of pregnancy, seems to be best treated in my practice with a cream that I created with a compounding pharmacist in Aiea. A main ingredient is kojic acid.
Doxycycline has been given for years, not because of its antibiotic quality, but because it is a very weak anti-inflammatory. It has minimal value in my opinion.
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