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IPL Vs. Fraxel Laser for Stubborn Sun Spots or Melasma?

I've tried many treatments for facial sun damage/melasma. My last attempt is either IPL or Fraxel Laser. Since they're both very costly, I'd like your input on what's more effective based on your experience.

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IPL vs. Fraxel for treatment of melasma

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Unfortunately melasma is a challenging condition to treat. It cannot be cured; using a combination of medical and technology-based therapies melasma can be controlled. Only after medical therapy has been maximized should a technology-based solution be sought. Fractional resurfacing is probably of greater benefit than IPL when considering technology-based solutions but the 2 treatments have never been compared directly.

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