The treatment of melasma with fractional photothermolysis: a pilot study.

@article{Rokhsar2005TheTO,
  title={The treatment of melasma with fractional photothermolysis: a pilot study.},
  author={Cameron K. Rokhsar and Richard E. Fitzpatrick},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2005},
  volume={31 12},
  pages={
          1645-50
        }
}
BACKGROUND Melasma is a common pigmentary disorder that remains resistant to available therapies. Facial resurfacing with the pulsed CO2 laser has been reported successful but requires significant downtime, and there is a risk of adverse sequelae. OBJECTIVE To determine if melasma will respond to a new treatment paradigm, fractional resurfacing. METHODS Ten female patients (Fitzpatrick skin types III-V) who were unresponsive to previous treatment were treated at 1- to 2-week intervals with… CONTINUE READING

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