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Are lasers okay for melasma? IPL or Fraxel?

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...

Melasma in pregnancy.

Here’s the link to more info on melasma.  Since you can’t use any hydroquinones or tretinoin,  try to create an almost total light/sun block over these areas.  For example, you...

Hormones and melasma – a complicated question?

In general, estrogens in particular, more than progesterones or testosterone, make melasma worse.  I have a couple of thoughts for you though. At the recent Paris conference (IMCAS 2012) there...

Melasma and Asian skin

Melasma is one of the most difficult problems that Dermatologists face today because, at this point in time, as you all know, there is no true cure for it.  There...

What about IPL for melasma?

Please, please avoid this one.  IPL in most patients with melasma is more likely to worsen it than improve it.   In very rare instances, if you have very light...

Confusion about melasma!

Please read this article on melasma before you do anything!  And no, Thermage will not improve melasma.   Dr. I
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