• Removing the Mask

    6 monthes ago - By Surgical Aesthetics Magazine

    Melasma treatments continue to proliferate but long-lasting results remain out of reach.By Linda W. Lewis Dermatologists see it regularly-symmetrical patches of excess pigmentation across the nose and/or on the cheeks, chin and forehead. Sometimes called the “mask of pregnancy,” melasma is more common among women but is also seen in men. Causes include a complex amalgam of genetic and hormonal influences that are not yet fully understood, and treatment is challenging.
    “Melasma can be categorized according to clinical patterns and histopathology, or depth of pigment in the skin,” says...
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