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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- Prevents skin damage from Chloasma, freckles, and wrinkles stimulated by UVt Max.
Thappa, "Melasma, (chloasma): a review with current treatment options," Indian Journal of Dermatology, vol.
* COVER-UP: Typical chloasma, skin pigmentation of the face
When the letter conveying "obeisance" from Melaka to China arrived and was read out to the delight of the Raja of China, the latter developed chloasma over his whole body.
my race that no ablution of hyssop mixed with lilies could purify my race pitted with blemishes my race a ripe grape for drunken feet my queen of spittle and leprosy my queen of whips and scrofula my queen of squasma and chloasma (oh those queens I once loved in the remote gardens of spring against the illumination of all the candles of those chestnut trees!) I accept.
Darkened skin as age spots, sometimes called melasma or chloasma, occur on the cheeks and foreheads of many people.
Says Claire, "Many women experience 'chloasma' more commonly known as the 'mask of pregnancy', an uneven patching of brown pigmentation in the skin that is stimulated by exposure to the sun.
About 70 percent develop melasma or chloasma, dark spots on their face and arms known as the "mask of pregnancy." Both disappear in the months following birth.
YOU are describing Chloasma, also known as the 'mask of pregnancy'.
You may also notice some brownish splotches on your face (usually cheeks, forehead, upper lip and occasionally the chin) called chloasma. These changes are normal and are hormone- related.
"Designed to normalise the production of melanin, re-establish the skin's natural glow, correct and cure pigmentation marks, pregnancy "masks" (chloasma) and age spots".
TABLE 4 Ratings of Birth Control Experiences Percentage Within Group(1) Planned Group Unplanned Group Variable (n=37) (n=67) Breakthrough bleeding 16 12 Cramps 13 25 Weight gain 19 12 Bloating 13 13 Headaches 24 21 Breast soreness 5 7 Vaginal discomfort 3 7 Chloasma (pregnancy mask) 3 1 Energy level 11 9 Messy to use 3 4 Rashes 5 1 Difficult to obtain 0 0 Partner does not like 11 7 (1) Percentage of women within each group responding "more of a problem for me" for each questionnaire item.