Erbium:YAG laser resurfacing for refractory melasma.

@article{Manaloto1999ErbiumYAGLR,
  title={Erbium:YAG laser resurfacing for refractory melasma.},
  author={R M Manaloto and Tina S. Alster},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={1999},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={121-3}
}
BACKGROUND Melasma is a facial dyspigmentation which is a common complaint in patients with darker skin tones. Many current therapies used for this condition are ineffective and can cause significant adverse effects. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of erbium:YAG laser resurfacing in the management of refractory melasma. METHODS Ten female patients with melasma unresponsive to previous therapy of bleaching creams and chemical peels were included in this study… CONTINUE READING

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