Can this melasma be treated? (photos)
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Simple solutions for difficult melasma
I would use a combination of Clear and Brilliant Laser, Melarase creams in the Kare Skin Brightening Kit, and light chemical peels.
Melasma requires multiple treatment methods.
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.
In some cases I combine glycolic AHA 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