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!