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 ›

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Revlite Nd:YAG Laser for Melasma - New York, NY

In my pregnancies I developed freckle-sized patches of melasma on the sides of my cheeks. (These are not sunspots or agespots, but are indeed melasma, and that is an important difference.) I tried Tri-Luma which did absolutely nothing at all except make my skin red. There was no fading of... READ MORE

Laser to Reduce Sun Damage/melasma - Irvine, CA

I had laser done 3 weeks ago. The full results will take some time, but so far my skin is looking good and I'm really excited about it. Most of my dark spots and melasma is gone. My whole face is lighter, clearer, and softer. I'm really happy with it. I bought a groupon to try the laser out, so... READ MORE

Tri-luma Cream Combined with Use Clarisonic Facial Brush - Los Angeles, CA

I started to get melasma in my early 30's. at first it was small patches of brown on my cheeks which weren't even that noticeable when i wore makeup so i wasn't that bothered by them. around the age of 35, i experimented with different kinds of birth control pills and very quickly, saw a... READ MORE

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My Last Fight - Westminster, CA

My melasma was caused by combination of sun damage,genetic and hormones. I had 12 sessions of laser treatment, cost $8500.00 (with 10% professional discount since I am working in medical field). Laser treatment did not improve the dark brown ugly mask on my face. So I tried all kind of creams... READ MORE

not worth it at all...do not believe all the before and after photos...photoshop does the magic!!! - Irving, TX

I had mine done about 10 months ago. My face peeled and got really read and sore and I thought "this thing is working." After two weeks I went back to the aesthetician for a "results" consultation. And of course she said the results were good but I could still see all the brown spots and uneven... READ MORE

Melasma / Birthmark - Summit, NJ

I had 2 inch long and 1 inch wide dark brown patch on my forehead. I had dermabarsion to remove that 10 years ago. Derma abrasion left a scar on top the brown patch. it got worse after having the second baby. I went to near by med spa for laser treatment. But the physician recommended melanage... READ MORE

Genuine Surgeon - Arcadia, CA

I had little bumps and my pores were enlarged. Also, I had sun damage on my cheek bones. READ MORE

Great Clinic - Houston, TX

I was unsatisfied with the color, evenness and tone of my skin. I had been considering photo facial correction for years after 2 back to back pregnancy's.  My 'mask of pregnancy' or malasma never faded, and I was very unhappy with the color, evenness and tone of my skin... READ MORE

Laser Treatment for Melasma Didn't Work - Downey, CA

I had laser treatment for melasma. I am really not sure what the laser was called, but the doctor said it was to treat melasma. I have brown spots on my cheeks from not wearing sunscreen. I'm a medium skin tone in between type 3 and 4. Getting the laser treatment was not painful at all. It... READ MORE

Will Be Starting the Treatment - Los Angeles, CA

I have had melassma for 4 years. Will start on Triluma. Hydroquinone 4% did not work-made it worse. READ MORE

Palomar Starlux 1540 for Melasma - Hawaii

I have the melasma mustache and melasma across my whole forehead. I received the laser treatment yesterday. First she applied a numbing creme on my face and I waited for 45 minutes for it to sink in. She did 3 passes with the laser, the 3rd pass hurt but was not unbearable. It felt like... READ MORE

Hydroquinone Plus Retin A Cream Worked - California

I've been using a mix of hydroquinine plus retin a cream for three weeks on my melasma, applying it every night, and it works great. No sensitivity either, some mild flaking but using a scrub cleanser in the morning helps. READ MORE

Hydroquinone for Mild Melasma and Acne Marks - Los Angeles, CA

I went to a very reputable dematologist in LA for a consultation for mild melasma and brown/red acne scars. I think the melasma was caused by a series of glygolic peels I did with not using the proper sun protection (stupid mistake). My Dr. told me that my condition is not bad enough to warrant... READ MORE

Melasma - Charleston, WV

Had Lumenis fractional co2 laser performed on Ja. 8, 2011. I have melasma on my upper lip and cheeks. I was at an oral surgeon appointment, when his nurse noticed my brown spots. I researched and decided to have him do the co2 laser resurfacing after three consults with him. I was assured it was... READ MORE

Test Spot for Pearl on Melasma - Golden, CO

I just had a test spot done on my forehead for melasma. If all tuns out well I will be doing a combo of IPL and Pearl the same day. There was not very much pain and I did not have any numbing cream or meds and there was no after pain at all. This looks promising so far, guess Ill see in 5 days... READ MORE

Melange Chemical Peel for Melasma and Hyperpigmentation - New Jersey

Here is my experience so far. This was done in West Orange New Jersey at a plastic surgeons office. It was $845.00.(Everything in N.J. is ridiculously expensive!) I had my Melanage peel 7 days ago.I am 40 years old caucasion with decent light skin with some olive undertones (tan easily) (not... READ MORE

Fraxel 750 Worsened Melasma- Lawsuit Filed-Miami, FL

I did the Fraxel SR750 four years ago and it spread my melasma all over my face and added PIH. After 4 years of unsuccessfully trying to fix the damage, I feel permanently scarred and disfigured and I filed a lawsuit against them. READ MORE

Great! But, Obagi Works Better for Melasma - Chevy Chase

I personally have severe melasma from living in the caribbean and tried bleaching creams, but never really stuck to skin regimen. I tried Fraxel and did 4 treatments, at $750 per treatment. It was painful, but the pain was quick and I got great results on my melasma. However, the freckles came... READ MORE

Fraxel Dual (1927) Got Rid of my Melasma with One Treatment! - Washington D.C.

It's been four days since I opted to have Fraxel Dual (1927) on my face for stubborn melasma. I am truly amazed - although I have to say I was a nervous wreck before hand because of all the unhappy people who have tried Fraxel. My colleague recommended her doctor, who did Fraxel on her... READ MORE

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