Jessner or Vitalize Peel for Melasma?

I would like to know the difference in results of the Jessner or Vitalize peels. I have melasma.

Answers from doctors (2)


Celibre Medical Corporation

Published on Sep 15, 2009

While we use Jessner peels at our practice, we use them only as they relate to Melasma as a way to increase the absorption of the hydroquinone products that are used to fade the pigment associated with Melasma. We do not know of any superfical peels (jessner, Vitalize or another) like these that will lead to a significant improvement in Melasma without the use of hydroquinone. Ask your practitioner for before and after pictures if they are only suggesting a peel!

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Answered by Celibre Medical Corporation

While we use Jessner peels at our practice, we use them only as they relate to Melasma as a way to increase the absorption of the hydroquinone products that are used to fade the pigment associated with Melasma. We do not know of any superfical peels (jessner, Vitalize or another) like these that will lead to a significant improvement in Melasma without the use of hydroquinone. Ask your practitioner for before and after pictures if they are only suggesting a peel!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Innovations Medical

Published on Sep 10, 2009

Melasma is a tough issue to crack. There are treatments that can help remove the pigmentation, but it will eventually come back. You might also look into more aggressive laser procedures that are designed to fight Melasma. Fraxel is about to launch their new product, Fraxel Dual, and it has a specific wavelength for pigment problems.

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Answered by Innovations Medical

Melasma is a tough issue to crack. There are treatments that can help remove the pigmentation, but it will eventually come back. You might also look into more aggressive laser procedures that are designed to fight Melasma. Fraxel is about to launch their new product, Fraxel Dual, and it has a specific wavelength for pigment problems.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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