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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Great Doctor -New York, NY

Dr Green provided caring and the kind of doctor we are looking for. Her staff are also very kind and most professional. I have melasm and have been treated by Dr Green for a while. My face is glowing and melasma is fading so nicely. She is very prompt and I never waited in her office more than... READ MORE

retin a and other home made remidies

Ok so Im using RETIN A 1.0 ( the strongest form non persciption) retinol cream from Skinceuticals. This is my Alfa and Omgea at the moment ( has been for the last 3 years). It peels your skin systimaticly and it work. Doesnt get rid of it but it helps. Makes skin sensitive and you need to wear... READ MORE

Melasma/Hyperpigmentation - Santa Monica, CA

I visited Dr. Karamanoukian's office for melasma/hyperpigmentation on my upper cheeks and upper lip. I previously had Fraxel Restore laser treatments at another office to treat the melasma/spots, but that caused worse pigmentation and the other doctor was unable to recommend anything that would... READ MORE

Have Melasma Had Chemical Peel Mad It 20x Worse! Now on Compound Bleach - Beaumont, TX

I had a chemical peel last year. 1st picture is before chemical peel. Then in 4 weeks I had beautiful white skin and no melasma! After about a week I noticed it coming back however this time way worse and all of a sudden. In the next to last picture if you will look closely under the make up you... READ MORE

Melanage Peel Works - Cedar Park, TX

I had melasma on my upper cheeks and nose, & the patches were starting to crawl down my cheeks. After trying numerous treatments and products I finally took my doctor's advice & paid for the melanage peel. I am SO GLAD I did it! All the melasma on my nose went away, as did the melasma on... READ MORE

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

Life Changer - Santa Monica, CA


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 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

This Doctor Works Miracles - Beverly Hills, CA

Dr. Lancer did in one week what other doctors couldn't do in over a year. In 2010 I had two laser treatments on my face for melasma. These treatments cause severe hyperpigmentation, skin dehydration, enlarged pores, and texture shifts in my skin. I went to a couple of doctors to try to... 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

Efficient Caring Affordable - New York

Worth every sent was seen immediately and was able to have treatment same day. Accommodating my busy schedule 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

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