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Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Chemical And Laser Treatment For Melasma (Overview)

Melasma is a dark skin discoloration that appears on sun-exposed areas of the face. Treatments may include: * Creams containing a combination of tretinoin, kojic acid, and azelaic acid have been shown to improve the appearance of melasma. * Your doctor may recommend chemical peels or topical steroid creams. * In severe cases, laser treatments can be used to remove the dark pigment.


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Hi, can a laser treatment cause melasma?Hi, can a laser treatment CAUSE melasma?

Hi, can a laser treatment cause melasma?Hi, can a laser treatment CAUSE melasma?

Melasma: Melasma is usually caused by hormonal changes causing darkening of the skin. Laser therapy is often used to treat melasma. Initially after laser treatment the skin will get darker until it sloughs and heals. ...Read more

Dr. Anifat Balogun
71 doctors shared insights

Chemical And Laser Treatment For Melasma (Overview)

Melasma is a dark skin discoloration that appears on sun-exposed areas of the face. Treatments may include: * Creams containing a combination of tretinoin, kojic acid, and azelaic acid have been shown to improve the appearance of melasma. * Your doctor may recommend chemical peels or topical steroid creams. * In severe cases, laser treatments can be used to remove the dark pigment.


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I have two huge spots on my mustache area, have used obaji for one year, two fraxel laser treatment And two chemical peels, the spots are still there?

I have two huge spots on my mustache area, have used obaji  for one year, two fraxel laser treatment And two chemical peels, the spots are still there?

Persistent spots: You haven't described the spots. However, surface treatments have limited effect. Pigmentation changes and some skin lesions are hard to get rid of. Get your doctor to explain what can and can't be achieved in your case. ...Read more

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My doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. you have undergo laser treatment. Is that true?

My doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. you have undergo laser treatment. Is that true?

See below: That really depends on the type of scars you have. Generally speaking, scars never disappear, but they may look better after laser treatment. Good luck from NYC ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. you have undergo laser treatment?

What do you suggest if my doctor told me that I cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. you have undergo laser treatment?

Peel vs Laser: Your doctor had the advantage of being able to see the kind and event of scarring your are looking to improve and what your skin type is. Patients with darker skin tones are not idea candidates for laser treatments. Extensive scarring typically will not be significantly improved with just chemical peels. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my doctor told me that i cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. You have undergo laser treatment right?

Could use your help docs! my doctor told me that i cannot get rid of scars from chemical peel. You have undergo laser treatment right?

Seeing is believing: A doctor who has seen you has more information than we can get from you online. Scars cannot be completely removed. They are how we heal; however, sometimes additional treatment can help reduce a scar. Consult several board certified plastic surgeons in your area, and be realistic about what can be done. ...Read more

Dr. Emily Altman
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Mask Of Pregnancy (Definition)

Mask of Pregnancy, or Melasma, is a dark skin discoloration that appears on sun-exposed ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more