For melasma, if I’m Indian, which laser would be best?

hi! I have fair complexion (Indian) and I am suffering from melasma on my both cheeks. Its not very dark patch , just visible if one notice it with concentration but it makes my appearance very uneven. Can you suggest me if laser is suitable for me, if yes, how many sittings are required to get rid of it. What is the usual time gap between two consecutive lasers sessions?

Often a laser is NOT the best option for melasma, especially if it’s mild. Topical treatment with special high zinc sunscreens, 4% hydroquione preparations, antioxidants, light peels (done by someone with a lot of experience), and using contraceptives that do NOT contain estrogen, is far safer and more effective than a laser. Check out this blog about Options for Chronic Pigmentation Problems.


Read Dr. Irwin’s article on Melasma in Depth.


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