Published recently in an article of Dermatology Times, San Diego Dr. Sabrina Fabi explains new research on the cutting-edge 1927 NM Thulium Laser, also known as the Fraxel DUAL, and it's success in treating patients affected with melasma.
According to Dr. Fabi, undergoing treatment with the non-ablative Fraxel DUAL laser can diminish brown spots on the skin in as little as one treatment.
"Melasma, which causes brown spots to appear on the skin, is an extremely common problem that many people are plagued with, especially residents of sunny Southern California," said Dr. Fabi. "As new research continues, we're learning that undergoing Fraxel DUAL treatments can effectively erase hyperpigmentation problems in just one or two outpatient visits."
"Historically, melasma has been one of the more difficult problems to address for patients. Before lasers and light treatments, topical bleaching agents and chemical peels were the go to treatments, but they don't offer the type of clearance the Fraxel DUAL is capable of for recalcitrant cases. It's a very exciting advancement," said laser expert Dr. Fabi.
The results of a study in which Dr. Fabi participated, it was reported that after just four weeks from one treatment, 60% of the test subjects experienced a 50% clearance of their skin discoloration.