This is a common combination. The age spots are smaller and will respond much faster. Melasma can come from a number of different medications but primarily birth control.
Smaller spots on the face, or freckles worsened by the sun, are caused by free radical damage at the base of your skin barrier, also called the dermal-epidermal junction (DEJ). Age spots occur because the skin inflammation triggers a protective response of melanin (brown). If you use skin lighteners alone, you will be committing to a lifetime of frustration, since any lightening effects will be temporary and worsened by sun exposure. Osmosis has patented ingredients to address this issue in a more permanent fashion than commonly prescribed lightening products by targeting the source of age spots, oxidative damage to the DEJ.
Melasma in multiple areas is the result of liver damage from birth control, hormones, other medications or pregnancy after age 30. Our protocols are designed to assist the liver in repairing the damage which results in the brown pigment normalizing over time.
Melasma starts as redness in the skin from what research calls dermal inflammation. We link this inflammation to liver damage. When exposed to significant sunlight the skin protects the red spots with melanin resulting in large brown spots on the face. To resolve this permanently you need to heal the liver damage, otherwise, it requires a lifetime of using skin lighteners.