Melasma: Clinical diagnosis and management options

Michelle Rodrigues, Amit G. Pandya

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-163
Number of pages13
JournalAustralasian Journal of Dermatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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