Active FX for Melasma

Had Active FX yesterday for melasma...

Had Active FX yesterday for melasma (hyperpigmentation in my face).

Relatively pain free, just a little uncomfortable, the smell and air in my face were most bothersome part. My eyes are very swollen, and any discomfort I have is confined to my eyes. Controlled with a couple ibuprofen. Cold packs feel great. I read that some doctors recommend 1000mg vitamin C during recovery, so I am doing that as well.

Doctor recommended that I take acyclovir to prevent a herpes lesion from breaking out? Did anyone have an outbreak if they did not use the medication? Is this routinely prescribed? I prefer not to take if I really don't need it.

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Yankeeat heart, I am having this done tomorrow for melasma. How did you results wind up??
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Herpes lesions are ugly and take awhile to heal. It's easier to prevent them than deal with them if you do get an outbreak. Besides, the medication is a short course of treatment, 3-5 days?
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Started to have an outbreak and took the medication. It works really well. Treatment lasts for a week, but you start on 5 pills a day for first 3 days then wean down.
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Still waiting to see results, but given the degree of hyperpigmentation on my face, I think I will be happy.

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