I had laser treatment for melasma. I am really not sure what the laser was called, but the doctor said it was to treat melasma. I have brown spots on my cheeks from not wearing sunscreen. I'm a medium skin tone in between type 3 and 4. Getting the laser treatment was not painful at all. It just felt like a little tickling. The doctor only treated the spots on my cheeks, not my whole face. I was supposed to get five treatments, but stopped at one. After the first treatment, my spots weren't any lighter, but the skin around my spots was! Luckily, the hypopigmentation isn't severe enough to be noticeable by anyone but me. I didn't want to risk the hypopigmentation getting worse with more treatments so I decided not to go back.