Melasma Treatment on 48 Year Old Chilean - Brisbane, AU

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I'm 48 year old South American living near Sydney...

I'm 48 year old South American living near Sydney Australia who until 7 years ago never had a mark on my face. One IPL laser treatment that went terribly wrong, in conjunction with the contraceptive pill and years of self medicating left me with pigmentation on my lip, cheeks and forehead that were progressively getting worse.
I decided to seriously challenge my Melasma and seek help from a professional. I found Dr Davin Lim on this website and even though he is based in Brisbane I made the journey to see him.
Dr Lim was amazing! He gave me so much information I wished I had taped the consultation for future reference. Dr Lim's treatment for me after assessing my face was 5% hydroquinone, 2 tabs a day of Tranexamic Acid and Q Switch Laser every two weeks for 10 weeks and of cause sunblock every single day without exception.
I'm on phase two/maintenance of my treatment, Hydroquinone three times a week, 1 tab tranexamic a day and Q Switch every 8-10 weeks. So far so good, my face is becoming a little dry (especially under my eyes) which I'll chat to Dr Lim about in my next visit; Overall I'm incredibly happy with the results; we are also coming into summer so will be interesting to see how my pigmentation goes.
if I had one piece of advice to anyone that is suffering from Melasma, I would say to please please seek professional advice and guidance; I've spend thousands of dollars trying to rid the markings on my face - from internet serums to high end creams/ facial treatments that claimed to lighten and rejuvenate the skin. Nothing worked- Dr Lim was able to achieve what I think is incredible results in 10 weeks!

Dr Lim is an amazing dermatologist, he is straight forward and made sure my expectations were realistic all while being extremely professional. Answered all my 100 questions (I kid you not) and I never felt rushed. I have no hesitation to entrust my face to this doctor. I left his rooms feeling confident I had made the right decision to travel from Wollongong to see him. And then there's nurse Emily, I can not speak more highly about her professional and caring nature; I highly recommend Dr Lim and his team including admin staff who go out of their way to fit me in around flight schedules.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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