Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

: 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 76--84

Laser toning in melasma

Swapnil D Shah1, Sanjeev J Aurangabadkar2 
1 Department of Dermatology, Ashwini Ruaral Medical college, Solapur, Maharashtra, India
2 Consultant Dermatologist, Dr. J W Aurangabadkar New Skin clinic, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Swapnil D Shah
441, Shukrawar peth, Manik chowk, Solapur, Maharashtra, 413002.

Melasma is a common acquired disorder of hyperpigmentation. A variety of treatment options has been suggested for the management of melasma. A range of different lasers had been tried in the treatment of melasma. Q-switched Nd-YAG laser (QSL) is the most commonly used laser in the treatment of melasma. Recently, laser toning or low-fluence, multi-pass technique has become popular in treatment of melasma. Authors aimed to review the procedure, its effectiveness, combination therapies using laser toning, and complications of laser toning. A PubMed search was made using keywords such as laser toning, QSL, melasma, and lasers in melasma, and relevant articles were reviewed.

How to cite this article:
Shah SD, Aurangabadkar SJ. Laser toning in melasma.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2019;12:76-84

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Shah SD, Aurangabadkar SJ. Laser toning in melasma. J Cutan Aesthet Surg [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Feb 22 ];12:76-84
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