Question about Melasma: hi doctor my partner has had quite bad melasma from pregnancy q202

Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)

Dr. Gavin Chan

Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics

Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
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Hi Doctor
My Partner has had quite bad melasma from pregnancy (12 months now)she has been using lumixyl peptide for 5months ,which we buy from you,her melasma has lightened about 30%,will this product continue to lighten her skin or does it not work as well after long time use ? Because in the last month the lightening of her skin has slowed down. My partner also had 7 laser treatments before she started using the peptide and laser coudnt get rid of this. Thanks


Melasma is a very difficult type of pigmentation to treat. It is stimulated by oestrogen and sun exposure. In most cases, it is possible to make an improvement in the pigmentation, but not resolve it completely. What sort of laser treatments did your partner have? Usually, they tend to speed the lightening of the melasma, but topical agents are required to keep it down. The other option is to come in to see one of our doctors for a different (stronger) lightening agent called Kligman’s formula, and possibly try some of our Medlite or Fraxel laser treatments.

Dr. Gavin Chan
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