Melasma and LED light treatment.

I know Laser is not recommended for skin with Melasma but what about LED light treatments I was considering Red light for skin rejuvenation (and not as a hyperpigmentation treatment) - but I'm unsure if there is a risk it could make my mild hormonal melasma worse?

This really depends on which device, how much power it has, exactly which wavelengths, and even…………do you really have the diagnosis of melasma?     I’m finding that many patients come in with a self-diagnosis of melasma who don’t have melasma.    They have another, more easily treated, cause of pigment problems!!

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