Are lasers okay for melasma? IPL or Fraxel?

Is an IPL laser better or a Fraxel laser treatment better for melasma that is light on cheeks, chin and upper lip?

Unfortunately, the answer is usually neither for this.   Both IPL and Fraxel can make melasma worse especially if you are a darker skin type.  If you are still interested in laser treatment, please go only to an expert laser center with a lot of different options with a board certified dermatologist on-site every day.    Dr. I

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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