What is the best treatment for Melasma?

I have tried laser treatments and it left my face worse doctors now say a chemical peel helps, what should I do?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


7 years ago by Rejuve

Melasma is an extremely difficult condition to treat and is a very frustrating condition for patients because there is no cure. The available treatments only improve melasma to a certain degree. In our clinic, I find the most success with a combination of Fraxel re:fine and bleaching agents. With this combination, I get about 70-80% improvement. I will do a chemical peel if a patient is uncomfortable in doing a laser treatment. The peel
only has mild improvement in cases when the melasma is superficial.

7 years ago by Rejuve (View Profile)

Melasma is an extremely difficult condition to treat and is a very frustrating condition for patients because there is no cure. The available treatments only improve melasma to a certain degree. In our clinic, I find the most success with a combination of Fraxel re:fine and bleaching agents. With this combination, I get about 70-80% improvement. I will do a chemical peel if a patient is uncomfortable in doing a laser treatment. The peel
only has mild improvement in cases when the melasma is superficial.


7 years ago by Celibre Medical Corporation

Laser treatments can make your Melasma worse in many cases. The tried and true way to treat Melasma is with hydroquinone based bleaching programs. The one we uses has high strength hydroquinone masks and a take home product. These vary in concentration between 6% and 10%, but need to be monitored by a physician because of the high percentages.

7 years ago by Celibre Medical Corporation

Laser treatments can make your Melasma worse in many cases. The tried and true way to treat Melasma is with hydroquinone based bleaching programs. The one we uses has high strength hydroquinone masks and a take home product. These vary in concentration between 6% and 10%, but need to be monitored by a physician because of the high percentages.


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