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Patient Story - Sue - Melasma

Updated: Jul 19, 2023

"We inherit traits from our parents that we are grateful for and others we wish we hadn’t. As my mother aged, her melasma, or the dark spots on her face became more and more pronounced and they never went away.


When I turned sixty, the dark spots on both cheeks and on my nose started to be much more obvious, to the point where I became self-conscious about my appearance.


I sought hydroquinone treatment from my family doctor but the spots would fade a bit in the winter and come right back in the summer. Melasma can be very stubborn to treat, so I was hoping that some of the dark spots would fade away and I’d be able to cover the rest with make-up.


Melasma treatment: Botox, Dermal Filler, Depigmentation Program, medical grade skin care

Dr. Ray and the View Laser team did not make any grand promises but said they would do their best to reduce the spots as much as they could. The team took the time to explain the products in my new morning and evening routine. I was a bit overwhelmed with the number of products in the program but once I start something, I am disciplined and will stick with it. They guided and supported me every step of the way and, in a few days, the routine felt like second nature.


I have never been an insecure person, but as my skin cleared over time I had more self-confidence and was happier with my appearance. Melasma develops over time and it will take time to make it better. If you don’t stick with the routine, you won’t get the results you’re after.


I’ve been on this program now for four years and every year my skin gets better and better. The results have been life-changing and it’s about more than how I look, it’s about my health!”


—Sue





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