Phototechnologies in the treatment of melasma


A.T. Semizidis, N.E. Manturova

1) Lancet Clinic, Gelendzhik, Russia; 2) Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russia
Background. The mechanism by which IPL systems are able to improve pigmentation is unclear, but the formation of intraepidermal microcrusts with their subsequent exfoliation has been proposed.
Objective. Evaluation of the effectiveness of melasma monotherapy with intense pulsed light (IPL).
Methods. The study involved 15 female patients, aged 27–42 years, mean age 34.5±3.2 years. Mexametry and the MASI index were used as control methods.
Results. Both according to mexametry data and the MASI scale, the use of IPL monotherapy in patients with melasma with epidermal pigment has shown pronounced clinical effectiveness, which allows to recommend its use in practical healthcare.

About the Autors

Corresponding author: Natalya E. Manturova, Dr. Sci. (Med.), Chief External Expert in Plastic Surgery of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Head of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetology and Cell Technologies, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russia;

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