Melasma Treatment

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Melasma is a discoloration—marked by brown spots and uneven pigmentation—commonly found on the face. Treatment options include chemical peels, dermabrasion, laser, IPL, and more. LEARN MORE â€ş

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Well my nightmare started on november of 2008, when i saw a little brown spot close to my eye on my upper right cheek, i was on birth control and also i never took care of my skin or used any type of sunscreen, also i was a heavy smoker. How the spot was so little i did not really cared a lot... READ MORE

I have started this high strength cream for dermal melasma on both cheeks and upper lip. So far, nothing has worked for this pigmentation. My dermatologist is of the opinion that high strenth cream should work!! I don't know how hopeful I should be... If anyone had luck with treating dermal... READ MORE

This is a treatment that I did lots of research. I had ok skin all my life but 6 years ago I developed Melasma on cheeks and face due to a lot of very strong sun exposure while overseas in Army. At the time it wasn't too bad so I didn't treat it. in 2012I discovered Obagi system and Retin A. I... READ MORE

I developed melisma in 2013 from what I believe was a combination of oral birth control pills and to much sun from a cruise we took in May. We had a "sea day" on the cruise and I spent the better part of the day on deck swimming in the pool, lounging in the chairs and basically frying my skin... READ MORE

I have had chemical peels which led to more hyperpigmentation. Originally these mesoestetic peels were made to reduce some hyperpigmentation, but now it is even worse. It failed. I just think, I got a really bad avice from the cosmetogolist who wanted to earn money. She said it is possible to do... READ MORE

Not worth the money my skins is a lot worse than before got light patches on my nose cheeks and lips am afro-caribbean and its made my confidence and feel really down ....... it was over priced and very mis -leading ... was located in a expensive of part of london knightsbridge which gave... READ MORE

Having struggled with Melasma on the balls of my cheeks, forehead, upper lip and nose, I felt cursed. After using Dr. Schlesinger’s Melasma Cream I have NO visible signs of the condition. My skin is clear and even. I developed Melasma in 2009 and have consulted with several plastic surgeons i... READ MORE

I felt self conscious about my face until I had my Melanage Peel. The Melanage Peel treats melasma (a condition in which brown spots appear on the skin). They were so bad, make up would not cover them. I went to Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care in Valencia to see Claudia K. the... READ MORE

I developed hyperpigmentation after my 2nd baby. I got it after the 1st baby but Tri Luma fixed it. Then they discontinued it. I started Obagi Nu-derm & it worked but the retin A really started to irritate my skin making it look worse: scaly, un-even skin tone, large pores-HORRIBLE. By far not... READ MORE

I just wanted to share with everyone my amazing results with the obagi system. I felt I had tried many things for melasma and was feeling very discouraged. My dermatologist recommended this and I couldn't be happier. I'm 3.5 weeks through and the results thus far are superb. Unfortunately, it... READ MORE

I had developed a little melasma around my eyes and upper lip during the pregnancy of my third child. It didn't go away. This was my second Mini Melanage peel. I will continue getting this peel once or twice a year for maintenance. The before picture was also before my Dysport for crows feet... READ MORE

Ive made other posts, but had trouble getting my pics to show up si I'm posting again...I've used everything in the past 20 years...retinol, tazorac, hydroquinone, kojoic acid..ugh..oh and grapeseed extract...I've also done countless peels and nothing really worked on the ugly melasma. Then I... READ MORE

After spending tons of money in expensive and useless products and trying many natural treatments. Finally I found this doctor who prescribed me HQRA + 7% and heliocare pills and after less than a month my skin looks amazing. I want to share with all this woman suffering this horrible skin problem. READ MORE

I am 25 years old, I have never been pregnant, and have not taken birth control or any hormones for over 5 years. About one year ago I developed melasma out of nowhere. After numerous consults and research I had 2 Vi Peels done and they were awful. My face was infected and painful (see photos... READ MORE

I never thought I could go without 4 layers of makeup out in public again. But I am starting week 5 and it is nearly completely gone. My doctor says it is a 3+ month process but I started seeing results the very firat week. I am using the Obagi NuDerm line afree seeing my friends results and... READ MORE

I am still not sure how i feel about this, I had it done 4 weeks ago and I have encountered complications. All of my brown spots are gone, but about 2 weeks after I developed hundreds of blackheads all over my chin, forehead and nose. I am still treating this, so the final outcome on the... READ MORE

After much research of various clinics etc, I booked an appoinment to have my melasma looked at to see if laser treatment would help. I felt very reassured by clinic, after my initial assessment I was told their was a very good chance that the laser treatment could really improve my melasma... READ MORE

I tried the Obagi NuDerm line (purchased from a plastic surgeon based on his recommendation) to correct hyper and hypo pigmentation brought about by the c02 laser. In addition to the pigment problems, I also had texture issues (enlarged pores, orange peel texture) induced by the dreaded laser -... READ MORE

Dr. Schlesinger's melasma cream is a miracle in a tube! I've been trying everything for years to lighten the embarrassing melasma on my cheeks, spending thousands of dollars on treatments, herbs, vitamins and potions. NOTHING worked until I started using Dr. Schlesinger's melasma cream, it has... READ MORE

I developed melasma about three years ago when I was 36. My skin has always been great,no problems really but after a wax ( upper lip) and a glycolic peel treatment and venturing out I to the sun I was left with a melasma moustache and a splodge of pigmentation running from my forehead down my... READ MORE

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How much does a Melasma Treatment cost?

The typical cost for a Melasma Treatment ranges from $75-$1,250 with an average cost of $550. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 68 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more