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Utilizing fractional resurfacing in the treatment of therapy‐resistant melasma

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dc.contributor.author Tannous, Zeina S.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-08T08:03:22Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-08T08:03:22Z
dc.date.copyright 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1476-4180 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6536
dc.description.abstract Background. Multiple treatment modalities have been employed for the management of melasma with minimal to no success. Objective. We propose fractional resurfacing as a new treatment modality for melasma. Methods. A 31‐year‐old Caucasian female with facial epidermal and dermal melasma, resistant to multiple courses of topical therapies, was treated with two sessions of full‐face fractional resurfacing (FraxelTM Laser; Reliant technologies, San Diego, CA), separated by a three‐week interval. Clinical improvement was assessed by Wood's Lamp examination as well as parallel and cross‐polarized comparative photography at baseline and 6 months later. Results. Marked reduction in epidermal and dermal facial pigmentation was observed at the six‐month follow‐up visit. Conclusion. Fractional resurfacing may prove to be an effective and safe treatment modality for lightening of the epidermal and dermal pigmentation of melasma. Further studies with long‐term follow‐up periods and multiple patients with diverse skin phototypes and different variants of melasma are warranted en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Utilizing fractional resurfacing in the treatment of therapy‐resistant melasma en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201100706 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy en_US
dc.article.pages 39-43 en_US
dc.keywords Laser treatment en_US
dc.keywords Melasma en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14764170510037752 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Tannous, Z. S., & Astner, S. (2005). Utilizing fractional resurfacing in the treatment of therapy‐resistant melasma. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, 7(1), 39-43. en_US
dc.author.email zeina.tannous@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14764170510037752 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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