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Treat Acne Scars with Melarase Skin Brightening Complex Melarase AM and Melarase PM

Dark Spots and Acne Scars: Melarase Creams

Acne scars can become discolored leading to uneven skin tone and color.  the Melarase Skin Brightening Complex line of products can help clear discoloration from acne scars.  Melarase AM Daily UV Protect with spf 30 and Melarase PM Night Moisturizer contain skin lighteners that balance skin tone and diminish the appearance of dark acne scars.

The result, more even skin tone and fewer acne spots.  May be used in conjunction with acne and rosacea products.  Read more about Melarase AM and Melarase PM.

Melarase creams can help improve dark spots from acne scars

Clear Dark Spots and Skin Blotches caused by Acne - Melarase AM Daily UV Protect and Melarase PM

Melarase Products

We all have acne at some point in our lives.  One of the most problematic issues with acne are the stubborn brown spots that develop after a pimples subside.  Dark spots and skin blotches after cystic acne can now be improved with Melarase AM  and Melarase PM Dark Spot Repair.  These products help clear dark spots, facial discoloration, and skin blotches left after a pimple goes away.  Both products can be combined with prescription and OTC acne medications. Help clear your skin and fade post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. 

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What is the recovery with IPL: Santa Monica IPL treatment with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian in Los Angeles

Learn more about IPL treatment:


What is the recovery time with IPL Photofacials? 


IPL photofacials use a broad spectrum light to improve facial discoloration and sun spots on the face. The light energy is similar to laser, but is technically different that a single wavelength laser beam.  In our office in Los Angeles, we typically use IPL photofacials for sun spots, age spots, melasma, sun damage, fine wrinkles, and facial redness.  The IPL photofacials should be used in conjunction with a good sunscreen and topical treatment for skin discoloration.  We recommend the Melaquin Skin Brightening Complex line of products, including Melaquin AM and Melaquin PM. 


There is minimal downtime with the IPL procedure, as patients will return to normal activities after IPL.  Some of the dark spots will become slightly more noticeable and the redness from the treatment usually subsides within a few hours.  We recommend immediate application of a sunscreen, Melaquin AM Daily UV Protect or equivalent, and avoidance of direct sun exposure. 


Schedule a consultation for IPL treatment in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles by calling (310) 998-5533. 

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Hydroquinone-free skin lightener - Melarase AM Daily UV Protect with SPF 30

If I have an allergy to hydroquinone, what product can I use for skin lightening?


Patients who are allergic to sulfa medications may be sensitized to hydroquinone, a common skin lightener and over-the-counter and prescription medication.  Although there are several over-the-counter options for skin lightening, patients with sulfa allergies may have limited options for sunspots and age spots on the face.  This is especially problematic for women with a condition known as melasma.  Melarase AM daily UV protect with SPF 30 is a hydroquinone free over-the-counter product for skin lightening that contains UVA and UVB sunblock in addition to active skin lightening ingredients.  If you have an allergy to hydroquinone you may benefit from Melarase AM for skin discoloration.


Skin Lightener Melarase AM and Melarase PM - Purchase online for skin discoloration

Purchase Melarase creams to improve dark spots and hyperpigmentation of the face that is associated with excess sun exposure, sun damage, melasma, and scars. There are many reasons why the skin can become darker, leading to uneven age spots on the face and body. Melarase creams work synergistically to help reduce dark scars and dark spots on the skin. Use Melarase AM in the morning and Melarase PM in the evening to help even out skin color. An excellent choice for age spots, sun spots, melasma, and acne scars.


Melasma Treatment Los Angeles, Melarase Cream Los Angeles, Melarase Cream, MelaPeel Treatment

Melasma and skin discoloration can be especially problematic if you are on birth control pills.  Hormonal influences can stimulate melanin deposition in areas of the face, neck, and body that are commonly referred to as melasma.  Patients who have melasma and skin discoloration may benefit from topical skin medications that can effectively lighten the skin tone and eliminate areas of dark patchy skin discoloration.  Melarase creams are formulated to improve the appearance of sunspots, age spots, and facial skin discoloration.  Melarase AM and Melarase PM both contain active skin lighteners to naturally improve skin tone and restore the bodies even skin complexion.

Melarase PM is a hydroquinone skin lightener that can help you regain your youthful skin complexion by lightening dark discoloration of the skin

Melarase AM and Melarase PM Skin Lighteners help improve sun spots, age spots, and melasma skin discoloration

Skin pigmentation is common in olive-tone and dark-toned complexions.  Skin pigmentation can become permanent in women of childbearing age, especially after pregnancy or the use of oral contraceptives.  If you have skin discoloration resulting from birth control pills, pregnancy, or acne, you may be a candidate for a topical skin care regimen including Melarase AM Daily UV Protect with SPF 30 and Melarase PM Night Moisturizer.

Melasma treatments in Santa Monica - IPL Photofacial and Melarase AM topical cream - (310) 998-5533

Melasma Treatments in Santa Monica

Women who are concerned about age spots and sunspots may have a condition known as melasma.  Melasma typically affects women of childbearing age who are exposed to UV radiation, hormonal influences, and indirect sun exposure.  A cumulative total of UV exposure and hormonal influences can cause permanent skin discoloration that can be improved by a combination of topical creams, including the Melarase line of products, and IPL photofacial treatment. Melarase AM and Melarase PM both work well to combat the most common signs of melasma, including skin discoloration, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation. 

IPL photofacials are one of the most popular treatments available in Europe and the United States for skin discoloration.  In our office in Santa Monica, we employ the Cutera Solera and Limelight treatments to help reduce surface discoloration and broken blood vessels on the skin. If you have questions related to the IPL photofacial treatment, please call our office at 310-998-5533.  Our new office provides comprehensive skincare and plastic surgery services and is located on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica. Visit us at 804 7th Street - Montana Avenue. 

Melarase creams for skin lightening contain hydroquinone and non-hydroquinone skin lighteners. Work well with IPL treatments in Santa Monica

Dark scars and Folliculitis - Treatment of darkened and pigmented scars on the face and body - Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

Options for removal of dark scars left by folliculitis:


Folliculitis and chronic inflammation on the face or body can leave darks scars, particularly in patients with olive toned and darker-toned skin.  Shaving and ingrown hairs can exacerbate the folliculitis and leave hyperpigmented dark scars that often stay for months, if not years, on the skin.  Pigmented dark scars from folliculitis are common on the neck and face and are often referred to a razor bump or neck scars from shaving.  Pimples and acne may be associated with this condition on the face. 


Chemical peels performed using high concentration glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and apple cider vinegar can sometimes leave dark marks on the face and lead to dark discoloration that rarely resolves on its own. Our office has treated patients with garlic burns and apple cider burns that are first, second, and third degree in nature. The correction of chemical peel burns begins with a consultation followed by daily application of Melarase AM, Melarase PM, and Melapads to improve skin complexion and color. If there is associated hypertrophic scarring, Dr. Karamanoukian may also suggest Kenalog IIT injections to further reduce scarring. 


Insect bites and chronic ingrown hair can leave dark spots on the legs and thighs which are often difficult to treat.  Removal of dark scars on the legs can be accomplished by a combination of Melarase AM and Melarase PM topical creams followed by a chemical peel or IPL treatment.  At home treatments include daily exfoliation with Melapads Daily Exfoliating Pads. Melapads are an excellent exfoliating treatment with Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, and Kojic Acid to remove surface discoloration and reduce excess sebum.


If you have dark scars and folliculitis, call the Skin Health Clinic at Kare Plastic Surgery at 310-998-5533 in the Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, or Los Angeles areas.

Dark and hyperpigmented scars on the face and legs - Los Angeles and Santa Monica Plastic Surgeon

Treatment of Dark and Hyperpigmented Scars on the Face and Legs:


Dark or hyperpigmented scars on the legs and thighs can occur from a combination of things including trauma, cuts and scrapes, shaving, ingrown hairs, and insect bites.  Regardless of the cause, hyperpigmented scars on the legs and thighs can be treated with a combination of topical creams and scar preparations including Melaquin AM and Melaquin PM creams.


Once the skin color and complexion is improved, patients are candidates for more aggressive treatments with chemical peels and laser.  The goal of treatment for dark scars should be to improve the overall tone of the skin and this can be accomplished by regular use of Melaquin AM and Melaquin PM topical cream.  If you have questions about treatment of dark scars on the legs, call our office at 310-998-5533 in the Los Angeles area or visit to place order for Melaquin AM and Melaquin PM

Remove Age Spots and Sun Spots with Melarase Creams and Chemical Peels, Santa Monica Dermatology

Skin aging is a gradual process that is made worse by environmental skin damage and UV light. Sun spots and age spots can destroy the even complexion that we are all born with and can cause premature wrinkles and lines on the face.

A combination of hormones, sun exposure, and genetics can increase your risk for age spots and sun spots.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian employs powerful new lasers that can help treat sun spots and improve skin quality.  For resistant cases, a combination of topical creams (Melarase AM and Melarase PM), light chemical peels, IPL Limelight treatment, and Q-switch lasers can be used to improve skin discoloration.


Melarase creams can be used with light chemical peels and IPL to help improve sunspots and age spots on the skin.


Call our office today to schedule a consultation for sun spot and age spot removal with laser in our Santa Monica plastic surgery clinic.  Our patient care coordinator can be reached at (310) 998-5533. 


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