chloasma

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chloasma

[klō′az·mə]
(medicine)
Patchy tan, brown, and black hyperpigmentation, especially on the brow and cheek; of unknown cause, but may be due to the action of sunshine upon perfume or to endocrinopathy.
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Melasma appears as a consequence of raised melanin in either the epidermis (the superficial layers) or deeper layers of the skin.
Even people with very small areas of their faces affected by melasma can become severely depressed, and find it difficult to interact socially," Dr Al Nowais added.
Tanimlayici tipteki bu calismaya Kasim 2007 ve Mart 2008 tarihleri arasinda Alanya Baskent Universitesi Dermatoloji Poliklinigi'ne basvuran, AV veya melasma tanisi alan, 15 yas ve uzerindeki hastalar alindi.
The pill and pregnancy are the usual reasons for it melasma appearing.
Taylor said her literature review found 17 studies that reported on duration of melasma before patients were enrolled.
About 70 percent develop melasma or chloasma, dark spots on their face and arms known as the "mask of pregnancy.
A THE pigmentation you describe is known as melasma and is a common occurrence, particularly in the Asian and Afro-Caribbean populations.
Delete also provides skin services including peels, laser removal for melasma, birthmarks, skin lesions, sun spots and freckles, as well as anti-aging treatments, acupuncture and treatment-based medical weight loss programs.
Kalorama made its estimate in its latest report, World Market for Prescription Dermatological Drugs, 9th Edition (Anti-acne, Anti-aging, Dermatitis, Hair Loss, Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Melasma and Seborrhea Treatments ).
For dermatologists, medical conditions such as hyperpigmentation, melasma, vitiligo and rosacea are also contributing to the demand for safer and more effective skin lightening creams.