43 Y/o with Melasma and Minor Sagging Didn't Notice a Change

Who doesn't want skin like Cindy Crawford's? I'm...

Who doesn't want skin like Cindy Crawford's? I'm 43 years old with fair to medium skin and blue eyes. Over the past 3-4 years I've really started to notice changes in my skin. It's tough, because like many women my age I still feel like I'm 29. I've always been happy with my appearance, so these recent changes are depressing. My primary issues are dark spots/discoloration from pregnancy and sagging in my neck and jawline. I tried Meaningful Beauty for 4-6 weeks, although I'll admit I wasn't religious about using it every day. Unfortunately, I didn't notice any change at all. On the other hand, it was an effective moisturizer and I do like the sunscreen that comes with it. In the end I decided I didn't want to be tied into an auto-renewing subscription that charged me $150 every three months. It's probably equivalent to what I spend on other facial products, but at least with those I'm in control of when I buy them and how much I spend each time. Note that the price is for a three month supply only, so it comes out to $600 per year!

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Thanks for sharing your experience, I'm sorry you didn't notice any results.  Melasma can be tricky to treat (I have it too).  Have you found anything that works?
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I've tried Retin-A with no luck. I'm currently in my 2nd week of a Hydroquinone cream, which I've tried before but I didn't use consistently. I've been told that the best Non surgical treatments are (1) a combination of Hydroquinone, Retin-A and microdermabrasion and/or (2) outpatient laser/chemical treatments. Of course the Retin-A and Hydroquinone both require prescriptions (at least to get them at an effective strength). I'll let you know!
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Yeah keep us posted.  I'm getting microdermabrasion and a chemical peel next week and am hoping I'll see a difference with one treatment (it is so expensive).  
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Please let me know how it turns out!
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I ended up not doing it because I found out I had some "pre-cancer" on my face that I needed to get removed, so I need to wait until those areas heal.  But I got a retin-a scrip while at the dermatologist so at least I got something!  
 
BTW I have a clarisonic brush (got at Dillards during a promotion they were doing) and I LOVE it.  I had one a few years ago and it broke but I wasn't interested in dropping another $200 on a new one, but now the price has dropped so I got one this summer and I am so glad I did- I forgot how nice and smooth your face gets.  Did you ever find one?
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