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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 ›

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Best Office! - Plano, TX

This is an office where you are treated as VIP patient. Dr Ho is very professional and has great bedside manners. The entire staff is so friendly, it feels like family. Casey and Jessica are so helpful in answering questions. Jerri and Amber welcome you like a friend. No other place like... READ MORE

Natural aid for fighting melasma

Well my melasma started 6 years ago, I had no idea what it was. I just thought it was patches of sun damage, until one trip to India and it was disgusting... all down the sides of my cheeks and forehead... I was utterly miserable, this is when the research started I thought the malaria tablets... READ MORE

So kind - San Antonio, TX

Dr. Finder and her staff are wonderful. I have melasma on my upper lip. It has really affected my already low self esteem. I made an appt to see her. I was super late because I got lost and her staff was so kind to me. They explained laser would not benefit me and although I was so... READ MORE

made me feel great again!

I went through infertility which caused a lot of brown spots on my face (melasma) everytime i was in the sun they got worse. I was so self conscious about it. Dr. Hartman and his staff did a procedure that got rid of my sunspots!! they did an amazing job and were so nice and welcoming. I'm... READ MORE

Melasma battle

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


Dr Davin Lim is a knowledgeable, personable and passionate doctor. I felt confident that the treatments he recommended would provide good results and take care of my skin. I am really pleased with the results and my skin looks clear and healthy. I highly recommend him. READ MORE

Tri-Luma for Dermal Melasma - Poor Results

Used Tri-Luma for about 4 months in total. Used every night on face & neck to treat melasma for first 3 months. It bleached the unaffected areas and the pigmentation faded very little. The patches on my cheeks are still the same, borders are unchanged. It did break the superficial... READ MORE

Melasma Treatment over the Counter

Hi All, So i have melasma on my face mostly cheeks and bad on my upper cheek bones under my eyes . I of course hate it . I bought ROC retinol correxion MAX wrinkle resurfacing system at CVS for 29.95 and they currently have buy one get second one for 50% off so I bought two boxes . I used this... READ MORE

Treatment for Severe Melasma

I have had Melasma for approximately 20 years and had given up on trying to find a safe and effective treatment. I also have Lupus and am photosensitive which made both diagnosis and treatment particularly difficult, so I had to be very careful to ensure that I had a medical specialist treat the... READ MORE

Trying a Very Strange Concoction - Orlando, FL

Hi ladies, Im new here...I ran across this site in search for a cure/solution or even improvement of my melasma. I developed melasma after my second pregnancy. At first it was very light but after I moved to Florida (lived in Chicago) my melasma became very dark. I've spent so much money in... READ MORE

Q-Switch N-yag Laser for Melasma. Los Angeles, CA

Hello everyone, I felt I needed to post my results for those of you who have melasma for several years. I'm 48 yr old Filipino w/Spanish heritage. People tell me I don't look Asian. Just to give you an idea of my skin tone. I have dry skin especially around my cheek area. I use a chemical... READ MORE

Dr. Urato Wayland , I Had a Very Bad Experience. Sudbury, MA

I had the IPL fraxel. $500. That experience was totally traumatizing. My face was disfigured. My family was very concerned. It took 8 hours of icing, and 10 days to return to normal. However my brown spots never improve and I developed new ones. My impression of Dr. Uratu is that she is... READ MORE

Dr. Steven Schlesinger's Melasma Cream - Maui, HI

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

Very Good Service. San Antonio, TX

I suffered with melasma during pregnancy and was almost hopeless to get rid of it until I found out about The Face and Body Place and the services they had to offer.I was very pleased and satisfied with the treatment I received from The Face and Body Place. My skin is healthier and my skin... READ MORE

Combination of Melasma & Adult Acne - Gone in 3 Months / Only 3 Laser Sessions - Brisbane, AU

I am 34 years old and I suffered with the combination of melasma and adult acne. My melasma has been ongoing for years, and the adult acne just surfaced in mid 2015. No matter how much makeup I used to cover this up, it was still visible, and without makeup my confidence was low. My best friend... READ MORE

35 Years Old with Melasma. New York, NY

I will like to thanks Dr. Westfried for treating me; I have a laser treatment for my face about a month ago. I'm so please with the result, that I’ll definitely continue see hem and I recommend all the patients like me that need any dermatology consultation or treatment to go and see Dr. W... READ MORE

GREAT Skin/ Melasma Results with Dr. Mesa - Livingston, NJ

I'm 40 years old and have had stubborn melasma for 10 years on my upper lip, cheeks, nose and a small mark on my forehead. I had tried everything! I had even tried 10% hydroquine! Nothing seemed to work. I was recommended to Dr. Mesa. He convinced me to try Obagi (again). I had tried Obagi twice... READ MORE

Melange Peel - New York

Amanda Sanzone at Dr. schulmans office was fantastic. She was very professional and very accommodating as she decided to change my package mid series to accomodate my needs. She also did a fantastic job with the series of chemical peels and deeper peel called the melange peel. My skin really... READ MORE

How I Cured my Melasma....Naturally

There are many members in this forum who have gotten rid of their melasma by external means (i.e. creams, acids, lasers) and I’m very happy for them. Sadly, I wasn’t so lucky. Over the past 20 years, I’ve tried almost everything: 4% Hidroquinone, Cosmelan 2, Nivea cream, citric acid peels, inten... READ MORE

43 Year Old Latina and Hating Melasma - Florida

Since moving to Florida I have several blotches of Melasma that don't seem to go away. I have decided to try Obagi Nu Derm ( with .1% tetrinol) at the recommendation of a dermatologist. The Melasma is concentrated on my cheekbones and upper lip. At first, they looked like freckles...but it... READ MORE

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