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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The prevalence of melasma and its association with quality of life in adult male Latino migrant workers.
The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape of Melasma (Chlosma)
The present study was a prospective observational study in which female patients attending Dermatology OPD in CRGH, Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh with a diagnosis of melasma were recruited for the study.
One hundred and forty patients with melasma (70 patients in each group) anticipating number of drop-outs were taken.
Interior lighting is also implicated in worsening of melasma and other photosensitive dermatoses.
It is possible to maintain the results but it's vital you follow a strict suncare routine (see box on page 10, top left), or the melasma will just reappear.
7] Moreover, promising results were found with another treatment modality which was used in a 58 year old Korean female where she presented with dyspigmentation after QS 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser treatment for melasma.
Solid scientific evidence shows that three compounds--nonapeptide-1, Rumex occidentalis extract, and alpha-arbutin--target multiple stages of melanogenesis to substantially slow down melanin output to inhibit or reverse common pigmentation disorders such as age spots, dark patches, and melasma.
Of the total number of patients 56% were having melasma over a long duration (more than one year), whereas 44% of patients presented early (Table 3).
It is a top-of-the-line laser machine that targets and breaks down pigmentations like freckles, melasma, birthmarks, and dark underarms using photoacoustic technology (PTP).
Ninety-six patients (aged 28-55 years) with melasma (disease duration, 2-6 years) were randomly assigned to apply, in double-blind fashion, silymarin cream (7 mg or 14 mg of silymarin per ml) or placebo cream to the affected areas twice a day for 4 weeks.
The areolae, axillae, and genitals are most commonly affected, but linea nigra and melasma are well-known variations of hyperpigmentation as well.