What treatment would you suggest for my melasma (self diagnosis) on my cheeks, upper lip and nose? Laser? Peel? (Photos)
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Melasma and IPL- do not do it
I prefer to use a combination of creams and laser for melasma. Hydroquinone can be used (5-8%), along with vitamin A creams. I usually start my patients on laser (low dose Q switch or Picosure) a few weeks after they commence on creams. What ever you do, DO NOT try IPL for this condition, especially in your skin type. There is a very high chance of melasma worsening after IPL. Gentle lasers at low power are the best treatments.
In some cases I combine glycolic AHA peels, or lately low strength TCA Peels, and in other cases I use a tablet called Tranexamic acid to help.
I suggest you consult an expert in melasma management in Atlanta,
All the best,
Dr Davin Lim
Laser, surgical and aesthetic dermatologist
Melasma and Sun Spots -- Best Treamtent Is Clear + Brilliant / Fraxel 1927 with Microneedling PRP, Pro Yellow is Useful
What treatment would you suggest for my melasma (self diagnosis) on my cheeks, upper lip and nose? Laser? Peel?
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