A retrospective study of the management of Chinese melasma patients using a 1927 nm fractional thulium fiber laser.

@article{Ho2013ARS,
  title={A retrospective study of the management of Chinese melasma patients using a 1927 nm fractional thulium fiber laser.},
  author={Stephanie Y G Ho and Chi Keung Yeung and Nicola P Y Chan and Samantha Yee-nam Shek and Henry Hin-lee Chan},
  journal={Journal of cosmetic and laser therapy : official publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={200-6}
}
BACKGROUND A new fractional photothermolysis device is used in our retrospective study to treat melasma in Chinese patients. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the 1927 nm fractional thulium fiber laser in the treatment of melasma in Chinese patients. METHODS Eleven melasma patients who received treatment between November 2009 and May 2010 were included. Photographic images at baseline and follow-up were assessed for clinical efficacy and complications by two independent and… CONTINUE READING

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