Facial plast Surg 2013; 29(03): 161-166
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1347006
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Use of Fractional Laser in Mixed-Race Patients

Rafael Espinosa Delgado1, 2, Miriam de la Torre1, 3
  • 1Departamento de Otorrinolaringologia, Hospital San Jose de Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
  • 2Department of ENT, Facial Plastic Surgery, Bachoco Segundo Piso Modulo I Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
  • 3Department of ENT, Facial Plastic Surgery, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
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Publication Date:
12 June 2013 (online)


The use of fractional lasers in mixed race patients has always been a challenge. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation or worsening of existing melasma is a risk and its presence can be unpredictable. The authors present their experience in patients with Fitzpatrick skin types IV to VI using fractional lasers. Pre- and post-laser regimens to avoid complications are presented and results are evaluated.