Admittedly I understand that my patches of melasma are lighter than most…so for that reason alone I feel fortunate. But because it’s all relative, the blotches on my face still affect the way I feel about myself when I look in the mirror. I was hoping to see some breaking up of the large patch on my forehead and lightening on the upper lip, however, no improvement has happened. You can see in the pictures above that the ridges of my forehead are still in tact and they did not break up or lighten at all. My upper lip actually looks worse than before and I wonder if it was because the hydroquinone irritated that area of my skin.