both are distressing because of their occurrence over face.
Had I been suffering from these diseases, I would have gone for the treatment of acne first, because malasma is a notorious disease which frequently relapses and takes long time for treatment.
Acne, most of the times show early improvement and is more predictable.
Another option is to use the medication which helps in both acne and melasma like retinoids
, peeling agents, azaleic acid etc.
Visit a dermatologist
, so that he/she can decide which drug combination suits you the most.
Dr. Ajit Singh
MD - Skin & VD