Posts Tagged ‘pregnancy mask’

Another treatment against melasma (chloasma, pregnancy mask) ?

Friday, October 4th, 2013

The authors introduce the “DP-3 unifying concept”: acts on melanogenesis and melanosome transfer Study Formulation was applied twice daily in 33 women aged 31 to 68 Methods used and comments MASI: unreliable (Link) Physician global assessment (PGA) Photographic assessment: although it is claimed that a “significant depigmenting effect was demonstrated”, the pictures are not very […]

How to choose a sunscreen when treating melasma (chloasma, pregnancy mask) ? (For Professionals)

Friday, September 28th, 2012

An SPF (Sunprotection Factor) of 30 or more is recommended Physical sunscreens containing particles are privileged (over chemical sunscreens). Indeed physical sunscreens protect against all the visible light and not only UV rays. Sunprotection is only effective if sunexposure is avoided Contributors: Dr Christophe HSU – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland Source of Information: 2012 (09) – […]

Are the newer non-Hydroquinone-based creams effective in treating melasma (chloasma, pregnancy mask) ? (For Profesionnals)

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

The new generation (that is non-hydroquinone based) depigmentation creams also work… They are not as a group more effective than hydroquinone-based topicals(HQ)… …However they do have a much lower frequency and severity of side-effects Contributors: Dr Christophe HSU – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland Source of Information: 2012 (09) – Sachdev M. 21st Annual Congress of the […]

Are lasers effective in the treatment of melasma (chloasma, pregnancy mask) ? (For Professionals)

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Other articles deal with this issue however we can say here that lasers play a limited role: They are only indicated in the treatment of dermal melasma (chloasma, pregnancy mask). Even in this indication, the response is unpredictable* and the pigmentation tends to recur. Response to treatment has been reported for the following lasers (non-exhaustive […]

Is oral tranexamic acid effective in the treatment of melasma (chloasma, pregnancy mask) ? (For Professionals)

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Tranexamic acid is an antifibrinolytic which inhibits the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin. It has an antiallergic and antiinflammatory action. It might be effective in the treatment of melasma (chloasma, pregnancy mask): However tranexamic acid is in its inital stages and over the long run, the good results in the few reports* might not be […]

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, 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 […]

Recognizing melasma (chloasma, pregnancy mask)

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Recognizing melasma Melasma can be epidermal, dermal or mixed However, Wood’s light does no reliably define the depth of pigment Reflectance confocal microscopy is a more definitve method of doing so. Clinical Assesment of melasma is done through MASI (Melasma Area Severity Index) Melasma (Chloasma) (Pregnancy Mask): Differential Diagnosis: Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) Drug-induced (minocycline…) Frictional […]

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 […]

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