I have melasma all over my face. What do you recommend I use at home?

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Answered by Jeffrey A. Sweat, MD

Melasma is definitely treatable, but you need to stick with your skincare routine and have patience. In our office we recommend the Lytera system by SkinMedica for long term results. We also have a hydraquinone product that lightens dark spots faster but is not recommended for extended use. A combination of both can also be used for optimal results. After 12-18 weeks an advanced chemical peel may be done for stubborn pigmentation.

Published on Nov 06, 2017

Answered by Jeffrey A. Sweat, MD

Melasma is definitely treatable, but you need to stick with your skincare routine and have patience. In our office we recommend the Lytera system by SkinMedica for long term results. We also have a hydraquinone product that lightens dark spots faster but is not recommended for extended use. A combination of both can also be used for optimal results. After 12-18 weeks an advanced chemical peel may be done for stubborn pigmentation.

Published on Nov 06, 2017


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