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Australas J Dermatol. 2015 Aug;56(3):151-63. doi: 10.1111/ajd.12290. Epub 2015 Mar 9.

Melasma: clinical diagnosis and management options.

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1
Department of Dermatology, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria.
2
Department of Dermatology, The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne.
3
The Skin and Cancer Foundation, Inc.
4
Department of Dermatology, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Centre, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Abstract

Melasma is a common acquired disorder of pigmentation most commonly seen in those with skin of colour. It has long been a condition that is frustrating for both the dermatologist and patient to treat. This article provides a review of the literature on melasma and examines, in detail, various treatment options currently available to treat it.

KEYWORDS:

chloasma; dyschromia; hydroquinone; laser; melasma; peel; pigment; pigmentation; skin of colour; tranexamic acid

PMID:
25754098
DOI:
10.1111/ajd.12290
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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