(Closed) Melasma :(

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am right there with you! Doc thinks its related birth control, so I tried switching to a non-estrogen one (disasterous idea) and I’m back dealing with my dark patches.  I’ve been using Retin-A as well, and it helps.  Was using hydroquinone but truthfully, saw only a slight improvement and got freaked out by some of the stuff you see on the internet about it, so quit.  Started using Aveda’s Enbrightenment skin care line which has helped.  I’m just religous about sunscreen on my face now (55+ everyday) and that’s been the biggest help, but it totally sucks when you really want to look tan on your wedding day!  I’m hoping my make up artist can hide whatevers there.  Undecided

Post # 5
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

Mrs Penguin had posted a while back about an expensive prescription skin care regimen that was working miracles on her skin.  I can’t remember what is was called, but you could search in her blog posts for it!

Post # 7
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Intense Pulsed Light will zap your melasma.  IPL also can zap capillaries.  I had it dones for sun freckles… fries them, then the pigment sloughs off as your skin sloughs.  Not inexpensive, but I got comments on my skin all last winter when I did it- you have to stay out of the sun when you get it done.

Post # 8
18 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012

DON’T get IPL for melasma!! In many cases, it can make it worse… like in my case 🙁

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