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MELASMA AND PIGMENTATION: CAUSES AND TREATMENT

MELASMA AND PIGMENTATION: CAUSES AND TREATMENT

Melasma is a common problem in darker skin types (Fitzpatrick phototypes IV-VI) such as Asian and African skins. It is a chronic and rather difficult to treat skin disorder. Women are more commonly affected than men. Melasma occurs when pigment producing cells (melanocytes) produce too much pigment called melanin. Although the exact cause of melasma is not fully established, it…

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