Melasma is a very common skin problem found especially in Asian people (both women and men). It is a challenging problem for dermatologists worldwide because the complete cure is very difficult. Currently, there are so many varied treatments that patients are confused; Melasma Peeling cream, Hydroquinone, vitamin A, Glycolic acid, vitamin C, Arbutin, Glutathione, Dermabrasion, chemical peeling, the use of fruit acid in skin exfoliation. There are also many types of lasers; Q-Switch ND Yag, Ruby, Alexandrite, IPL,Fractional laser. There are too many varied treatments that patients are confused.
Some patients were treated by almost every method but still not recovered or get better. Some people have darker melasma or redness, sensitive skin, irritation, unable to exposed to sunlight.
With modern technology and the expertise of physicians, therefore it is important to choose the best for patient because individual patient has different needs and problems. Thus, the treatment cannot be the same.
Treatment and prevention of melasma
Photo of a patient using Hydroquinone then occured melasme (Ochronosis)
Use sunscreen products without chemicals every day to prevent new melasma. Choose a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and UVA PA +++ containing radiation
Before and after treatment pictures of a patient who has freckles and melasma problems with uneven skin tone.
|Before treatment photo: a 45 year-old Asian female present with melasma on both cheeks for years.||After treatment photo: treatment result after 4 laser treatment sessions.|
|Before treatment; a patient with recalcitrant melasma on both cheeks||After treatment: Treatment result after 3 laser treatment sessions|
Before treatment photo: a 42 year-old Asian female present with recurrence melasma on both cheeks for years
After treatment: Treatment result after 4 laser treatment sessions
|Before treatment photo: a patient present with recalcitrant melasma on both cheeks for years.||After treatment: Treatment result one month after 1 laser treatment session|
|Before treatment photo: a patient present with mixed type melasma and acne blemish||After treatment: Treatment result after 4 laser treatment sessions|