Can Fraxel Laser Treat Facial Dermal Melasma?


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Dermal melasma and Fraxel

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Melasma, a pigmentation disorder of the face can be superficial in which topical creams may help, or dermal, a deeper pigmentation that creams won't reach. This is where the Fraxel Restore and Dual may help better than other treatments. It is a frustrating condition to treat, both for the physician and patient, with easy recurrence, especially if excellent sunblocks and precautions against sun exposure are not taken, and the laser itself, or any trauma, can induce postinflammatory hyperpigmentation.


Manhattan Dermatologist
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Fraxel can help with dermal melasma

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Fraxel can help with dermal melasma, but it is usually not the preferred treatment for dermal melasma. Usually Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a better option for this kind of treatment.

Joseph A. Eviatar, MD, FACS
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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