My melasma isn’t getting better!!!

Hi Dr. Irwin. I have been diagnosed with melasma by a dermatologist in dec2013.My Dr prescribed lumixyl. I however have not noticed any improvements. In fact my blemishes are looking more pronounced. I recently was given eucerine even brighter day and night creams.. which I was told by my dermy that I can apply 20 to 30 minutes after the lumyxil. At present I am travelling and today I met a doctor who prescribed SkinLite (liva).I am so desperate to get my skin cleared. With all these products could you please advise me whether i should stop with lumyxil and eucerine products and just use skinLite. Or can i use lumixyl and eucerine as 'day' products and the skinLite as a night product? I do use a good sunblock. Please guide me as to most effective regime using the products I have. Thank you.

Please see this recent post (read the answer to the top post)  that applies.  It’s a good start for you and should help with some of the confusion.   Also see melasma.  Dr I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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