Treatment of refractory melasma with combination of topical 5% magnesium ascorbyl phosphate and fluorescent pulsed light in Asian patients

  title={Treatment of refractory melasma with combination of topical 5\% magnesium ascorbyl phosphate and fluorescent pulsed light in Asian patients},
  author={Zafar Iqbal Shaikh and Ashar A Mashood},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
BACKGROUND Melasma is an acquired disorder of hypermelanosis of great psychosocial concern. [...] Key MethodMATERIALS AND METHODS Patients of skin types III-V with refractory melasma were treated for 12 weeks with topical application of 5% MAP and three sessions of FPL (570-950 nm) at 3, 6, and 9 weeks (fluence 12-14 J/cm(2) , pulse width 15 ms, and spot size 3 cm(2) ). They were followed up for another 12 weeks to assess the persistence of treatment benefit.Expand
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