What's New in Objective Assessment and Treatment of Facial Hyperpigmentation?

Vanessa E. Molinar, Susan C. Taylor, Amit G. Pandya

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Facial hyperpigmentation is common and challenging to treat in darker-skinned populations. A Medline literature search of articles published up to October 2013 reporting the objective assessment of and/or treatment for melasma, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, dermatosis papulosa nigra, lichen planus pigmentosus, and erythema dyschromicum perstans was reviewed. Objective assessment was only reported for melasma and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. Furthermore, randomized controlled trial evidence was only reported for melasma. Although progress has been made, there is a need to develop more objective outcome measures and effective treatments for hyperpigmentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-135
Number of pages13
JournalDermatologic Clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2014


  • Dermatosis papulosa nigra
  • Erythema dyschromicum perstans
  • Lichen planus pigmentosus
  • Melasma
  • Objective assessment of pigmentation
  • Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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