Melasma - Charleston, WV

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Had Lumenis fractional co2 laser performed on Ja....

Had Lumenis fractional co2 laser performed on Ja. 8, 2011. I have melasma on my upper lip and cheeks. I was at an oral surgeon appointment, when his nurse noticed my brown spots. I researched and decided to have him do the co2 laser resurfacing after three consults with him. I was assured it was safe with 5-7 days of down time.

I followed the post procedure instructions religiously, and didn't notice any bad results until after two weeks. I have horrible hyperpigmentation around my mouth, and my melasma is worse. Be sure to have many consults before having this done and if you have sensitive skin, I wouldn't recommend it. I am now thinking of having a Jessner's peel, but I'm so scared of having worse hyperpigmentation than I do now!

Just wanted to give an update regarding my battle...

Just wanted to give an update regarding my battle with melasma. I have decided to cancel my Jessners peel for now. I went to another doctor yesterday who I really like!! I told him I was apprehensive about having the peel done, and he agreed saying there is only a 50/50 chance of me having a positive outcome. I definitely don't want to make matters worse. I did have a new type of microdermabrasion performed while I was there, and I loved it!!!! Water is used along with the procedure, and even a massage after it's performed. I bought a new lotion with 6 percent hydroquonine instead of 4, and started using that last night. So I will stick with that for now and keep lathering on the sunscreen. I will keep you all updated, and please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Mountain state oral

I feel like once I paid and had my procedure done, I was nobody.

2 out of 5 stars Overall rating
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