Treatment for Melasma? I am black... Tried tri luma didn't work for me but worked for my Spanish/ white friends
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Add laser and peels for melasma.
I prefer to use a combination of creams , peels, 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.
In some cases I combine glycolic AHA peels or very low strength TCA peels, and in other cases I use a tablet called Tranexamic acid to help.
All the best,
Dr Davin Lim
Laser, surgical and aesthetic dermatologist
Melasma and Sun Spots -- Best Treamtent Is Clear + Brilliant / Fraxel 1927 / Aerolase w Microneedling PRP, Pro Yellow is Useful
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