Posts Tagged ‘Melasma (Chloasma’

Melasma (Chloasma, Pregnancy Mask) in Caucasians: Epidemiology and treatment (For Professionals)

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Epidemiology Melasma (chloasma, pregnancy mask) is more frequent in Caucasian individuals with the following genetic factors: In Germans, Poles and Russians In individuals of Jewish descent (location is typically on the the face) If we take into account skin phototypes (Fitzpatrick): types I and II phototypes tend to have melasma before pregnancy and in young […]

Chloasma (Melasma, Pregnancy Mask): is progesterone the culprit ? (For Professionals)

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Chloasma–the mask of pregnancy. Bolanca I, Bolanca Z, Kuna K, Vuković A, Tuckar N, Herman R, Grubisić G. Coll Antropol. 2008 Oct;32 Suppl 2:139-41. Review. Melasma (chloasma, pregnancy mask) can affect 50 to 70% of pregnant women and presents as symmetric hyperpigmented macules which can be located on cheeks, upper lip, chin, forehead The cause […]

Melasma (Chloasma, Pregnancy Mask), Blood vessels and the utility of vascular lasers

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Melasma lesions show an increase in blood vessels (Chloasma, Pregnancy Mask) lesions when compared with perilesional skin (Kang HY 2010) Decrease in Melasma pigmentation with topical cream (triple combination cream with hydroquinone, a topical steroid and tretinoin) combined with PDL (Pulse-dye laser) (lien). Contributeurs Dr Christophe HSU – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland Source of Information: SY […]

Melasma (Chloasma, Pregnancy Mask): Why is it so difficult to treat ?

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

One of the reasons to this therapeutical frustration is due to the lack of understanding of the pathogenesis of melasma (chloasma, pregnancy mask). Although triggering factors (ultraviolet light, pregnancy, oral contraceptives) and immunohistochemical properties of melasma are well known, molecular and genetic mechanisms which are involved a poorly understood. Scientific Consensus says the following about […]

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