What is about Medlite C6 ? (photos)
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Lasers and melasma
Melasma can not be completely cured, however effective treatment are possible. This is because your skin is extremely sensitive to UV and even the smallest amount can stimulate your pigment cells to produce colour. The mainstay of treatment is strict UV protection- hats, sunglasses and SPF every 4 hours.
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.
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All the best,
Dr Davin Lim
Laser, surgical and aesthetic dermatologist
Medlite C6 and Melasma - NYC
I have the Medlite laser but would not recommend this laser to treat Melasma. This laser is best used for patients with sun spots and tattoos. The better treatment for melasma is Cosmelan and chemical peels with the proper retinoids and sun blocks. I have seen so many patients who have been treated with lasers for melasma and it can be problematic with the wrong patient. Please consult an expert in Melasma. Best, Dr. Green