Question about Melasma: i have facial pigmentation since my pregnancies my youngest child q142

Question:

I have facial pigmentation since my pregnancies. My youngest child is two and a half and it is still there. I have used several creams advised to me but it hasn’t got much better. Out of all of your procedures – which do you recommend? I would prefer less visits and more initial downtime – however want to try whichever has greatest success rate.

Answer:

The treatment of melasma is always difficult. I find there is no cure, only strategies to reduce the problem and to hopefully keep it at bay. The most important aspects of treatment are;

  • protection from UV – sunscreen daily is paramount to the reduction of melasma
  • reduction in melanin production – through the use of medical grade skin products such as Kligman’s formula
  • laser – a few options here. A light one which requires more treatment is the Medlite/Revlite laser. For a more aggressive treatment requiring fewer sessions but more downtime, I would recommend the 1927nm Fraxel laser. We have used this a lot for melasma with some excellent results.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Gavin Chan
Dr. Gavin Chan

We're here to help

Our consultants will help you decide which treatment best suits you and your skin conditions/type.

Arrange your consultation