Section : Conference Notes

Are lasers effective in the treatment of melasma (chloasma, pregnancy mask) ? (For Professionals)

  • Other articles deal with this issue however we can say here that lasers play a limited role:
  1. They are only indicated in the treatment of dermal melasma (chloasma, pregnancy mask).
  2. Even in this indication, the response is unpredictable* and the pigmentation tends to recur.
  • Response to treatment has been reported for the following lasers (non-exhaustive list):
  1. fractional photothermolysis
  2. fractional erbium
  3. QS (Q-Switched) fractional
  4. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)


Dr Christophe HSU – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland

Source of Information: 2012 (09) – Sachdev M. .21st Annual Congress of the EADV (European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology) – Prague (Praha), Czech Republic (česká republika)

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