Is BBL (broadband light) an effective treatment for melasma and other brown spots?
Is BBL an Effective Melasma Treatment?
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IPL and BBL do not cure melasma
Skin hyperpigmentation, known as melasma, occurs most commonly from a combination of genetics, hormonal influence, sun exposure, and exogenous hormones such as birth control pills.
Although IPL and BBL are commonly employed to treat melasma, they are not curative. A long term regimen of retinoids and hydroquinone based creams, coupled with aggressive sun avoidance, should help in the treatment of melasma.
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