Is meladerm for melasma safe? Would you recommend it? Reviews I've read vary.

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Melasma in Sunny Las Vegas

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Sunny Las Vegas

Melasma needs long term commitment with skin care and avoidance of skin factors such as sun exposure (Spectrase Sun Block) which has wide UV spectrum and SPF 30+ protection. 

Daily good habits with topicals may well help you chieve your goals with a good skin system like the Brightening Kit from KareSkin (see link). You may want to start with Melarase and Pigmentation Correction Complex. Scler-X from another vendor is for PIH relief (see link). 

Melarase AM is non hydroquinone based.

Clear + Brilliant laser can be added once you start your pretreatment with topicals. 


H Karamanoukian MD FACS

Melarase creams for melasma

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Our clinic regimen includes Melarase brightening creams followed by Clear and Brilliant laser, PRP, and light chemical peels to reduce melasma. 


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Meladerm for melasma

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Thank you for your question italiandee23. Melasma is a common condition characterized by dark patches on the skin. There are many products and treatments for it. Meladerm is promoted as a hydroquinone-free product. The brightening ingredients include niacinamide, lactic acid, kojic acid, mulberry extract, bearberry extract, licorice extract, alpha arbutin, and vitamins A, C, and E. These products work well for many people, but some people need something stronger. These are the people who come for consultations in our office. If these types of products do not work, I recommend a medical grade regimen with prescription strength hydroquinone (6%). It can be combined with treatments. In our office, the Ultimate Rejuvenation treatment works well for melasma. Please consult with a doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!

Melasma and Sun Spots -- Best Treamtent Is Clear + Brilliant / Fraxel 1927 with Microneedling PRP, Pro Yellow is Useful

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There is no "cure" for melasma but there are great treatments. We are doing a clinical trial now on clear + brilliant with bleaching and microneedling and getting amazing results. I suggest you see an expert. You will need lifelong treatment, sun protection, skin care. But these treatments can give you improvement and then you maintain. Best , Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

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