Is hyperpigmentation and Melasma the same thing? (photos)
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Melasma vs hyper pigmentation
I prefer to use a combination of creams and laser for melasma- PIH. 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.
More information on available treatments in the Web Reference below.
All the best,
Dr Davin Lim
Laser, surgical and aesthetic dermatologist
Hyperpigmentation versus Melasma - NYC
Without an in person consultation it is impossible to give you a definitive answer. However, from the account of the story and your photo it looks more like hyperpigmentaion. Please consult a board certified dermatologist who has experience with cosmetic procedures for the best treatment options. Best, Dr. Green
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