Does IPL Photofacial work for melasma?

Unfortunately, no. An IPL Photofacial has many benefits, such as helping remove dark spots, clear acne, and even out skin tone. However, it is generally not a recommended treatment for clearing melasma. This is because heat can be a trigger for Melasma, and IPL treatments work by emitting bursts of light that heat up the surrounding tissue and melanin. Given the level of heat produced, this treatment can actually stimulate and increase the appearance of the darkened pigmentation and is therefore not recommended for melasma patients. There are other more suitable options available to help treat melasma. Be sure to ask your provider for safe and suitable options based on your skin.

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