Intense pulsed light for the treatment of refractory melasma in Asian persons

Chia Chen Wang, Chung Y. Hui, Yuh M. Sue, Wen R. Wong, Hong Shang Hong

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BACKGROUND. Patients with dermal or mixed-type melasmas are often refractory to various treatments. Intense pulsed light has been used to treat melanocytic lesions with promising results. OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to clarify the effectiveness of intense pulsed light for refractory melasma in Asian persons. METHODS. Seventeen patients were treated with intense pulsed light, during four sessions at 4-week intervals. The patients were also given 4% hydroquinone cream and broad-spectrum sunscreens to prevent and treat postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Sixteen patients in the control group were treated with hydroquinone cream and sunscreens. The treatment efficacy was evaluated using reflectance spectrophotometer and patient satisfaction questionnaire. RESULTS. Patients in the intense pulsed light group achieved an average of 39.8% improvement in relative melanin index, compared to 11.6% improvement in the control group (p

頁(從 - 到)1196-1200
期刊Dermatologic Surgery
出版狀態已發佈 - 9月 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 皮膚科
  • 手術


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