I have a minor case of melasma and hyperpigmentation. It is all over my face..,cheeks, upper lip, right between my eyebrows, etc. I HATE it!! I started using cosmelan 1 (mask) and 2 (daily cream) about 3 weeks ago. I bought it online for $375. The doctors office wanted to charge $750 - No way!I NEVER thought I'd say this but my skin looks great! There is definitely still some improvement needed but I am very pleased with the results. I just wanted to pass this info along. My spots have faded so well. By the way, the day after I did the mask, I thought I had gotten a fake product because I didnt see any redness or peeling. I was so bummed I almost cried! But I kept using the cream and about 10 days later my spots just started disappearing! I am very pleased and will continue to use the cosmelan for probably another month or so and see what happens.
Also, just as a side note...since my spots have faded, I decided it was time to try some new makeup. I always felt like I couldnt leave the house without a heavy layer of foundation to mask the spots. SO I bought the Bare Minerals starter kit at sephora and wow! It worked great too. Gives nice natural coverage and its actually not bad for your skin. I have a bad habit of sleeping with my makeup on, but now I can fall asleep with makeup on but without the guilt!
Hope this info helps you. I know how much skin issues can really suck! Good luck! )))