Question about melasma: i got facial pigmentation from my pregnancies my youngest is q143

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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I got facial pigmentation from my pregnancies. My youngest is two and a half and it is still there after several attempts of using different creams? Which procedure would you recommend? I would prefer less visits and longer down time – however would like the procedure with the greatest success!


We have had good results with the Fraxel laser for the treatment of melasma. If you prefer fewer visits , this is probably the quickest way to achieve a lightening of your melasma. The downtime is usually 5 days, and usually we recommend an initial 2 sessions, spaced 2 weeks apart.  Maintenance of the reduction in melasma is also just as important as the initial treatment, and this usually consists of daily sunscreen use and a lightening agent.

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

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