Posts Tagged ‘melasma’

Cysteamine Cream (CC): The evidence against hydroquinone and treatment of hyperpigmentation (For Professionals)

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Hydroquinone is the gold standard in the treatment of hyperpigmentary disorders but there are 3. things to bear in mind: -a concentration of 4% or more is needed to be effective. -because of a higher concecntration, side effects such as exogenous ochronosis are a risk. Because of a lack of evidence pertaining to long term […]

Cysteamine cream as a new skin depigmenting agent

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Presented at the following Scientific Meeting: National Skin Centre (NSC) Dermatology Update, Singapore, 12-13 May 2012 Hsu.C. 1, Pourahmadi M.2, Ahmadi S. 2, Ali Mahdi H. 3. 1:Centre Medical du Lignon, Geneva, Switzerland. 2: Jahrom University Medical school, Jahrom, Iran. 3: Global Dermatology Information Portal. Royal Bahrain Hospital, Bahrain Introduction Cysteamine (mercaptoethylamine) is a product […]

Melasma (Chloasma) (Schwangerschaftsmaske): Laser-Behandlung (Deutsch)

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Zwei Dinge, die Sie über das Melasma (Chloasma, die Schwangerschaftsmaske) wissen sollten Die Erstbehandlung besteht aus einer äußerlichen Anwendung (zusätzlich zum Sonnenschutz): Die Verwendung von Hydrochinon-Cremes kombiniert mit Vitamin-A-Steroiden macht die Laser-Behandlung effektiver, wenn sie bisher noch nicht angewendet wurde. Vor der Laser-Behandlung ist eine möglichst umfangreiche äußerliche Anwendung ratsam, dies ist sehr teuer und […]

Melasma (Chloasma) (Pregnancy Mask) Diagnostic elements, epidemiology and importance of sunprotection

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Skin color is determined by: The type of melanin The amount of melanin in melanocytes The distribution pattern in surrounding keratinocytes   The term melasma comes from Greek melas: black Etiology: The exact cause is unknown but some factors play a role Ultraviolet light (UV) genetic factors thyroid disturbances cosmetics hormonal factors (in females) Epidemiology […]

Cloasma (“máscara del embarazo”) (melasma) (Español)

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

¿Qué es el cloasma? Se trata de manchas marrones en ambos lados de la cara, especialmente en las mejillas, labio superior, nariz y mentón. La distribución es típicamente simétrica y se presenta principalmente en las mujeres en edad fértil. Las lesiones se oscurecen durante la exposición al sol. El cloasma tiende a aparecer durante el […]

Cloasma (“maschera di gravidanza”) (melasma) (Italiano)

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Cos’è il cloasma? Si tratta di macchie brune su entrambi i lati del viso, soprattutto sulle guance, il labbro superiore, il naso e il mento. La distribuzione è tipicamente simmetrica soprattutto nelle donne in età fertile. Le lesioni si scuriscono durante l’esposizione al sole. Il cloasma tende ad apparire durante la gravidanza e l’uso di […]

Cloasma (“máscara da gravidez”) (melasma) (Português)

Monday, January 16th, 2012

O que é o cloasma? Consiste no surgimento de manchas castanhas em ambos os lados do rosto, especialmente nas bochechas, lábio superior, nariz e queixo. A distribuição é tipicamente simétrica e surge principalmente em mulheres em idade fértil. As lesões escurecem mediante a exposição à luz solar. O cloasma tende a ocorrer durante a gravidez […]

Dermatology in Asians (For Professionals)

Friday, March 25th, 2011

1. Asians: who are they ? -they represent 4.5% of population of the US. -they are the people who come from the Far-east, South-East Asia and the Indian subcontinent. -Standards of beauty are different than in the West but very diverse as very different cultures live there (light skin is sought after but unregulated stores […]

Melasma (for professionals)

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Melasma (for professionals) Melasma is a very cumbersome condition especially in pigmented skin. It is important to note that only superficial located pigment can improve, not the pigment located deeper in the dermis. Examination with Wood’s lamp (360nm, blue light) is a plus (note that it may be less reliable in phototypes IV and above […]

Chloasma (Melasma, Pregnancy Mask)

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

What is melasma? Chloasma consists of brown spots/patches on both sides of the face, especially on the cheeks, upper lips, nose and chin. The distribution is usually symmetrical. Chloasma is mainly seen in women of child-bearing age. The colour in Chloasma darkens during sunlight exposure. Chloasma tends to occur during pregnancy and with the use […]

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