Melasma: A comprehensive update: Part i

Vaneeta M. Sheth, Amit G. Pandya

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Melasma is a common disorder of hyperpigmentation affecting millions of people worldwide. While it is thought to be triggered or exacerbated by sun exposure and hormones, much remains to be understood about its pathogenesis. A thorough understanding of the etiology of melasma and the research tools available to study this condition are crucial to enhancing management and developing novel targeted therapies of this often frustrating condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)689-697
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011



  • chemical peels
  • chloasma
  • hydroquinone
  • laser therapy
  • melasma
  • pigmentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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