Melasma: A Monograph

by Rashmi Sarkar

The book Melasma: A Monograph (2nd edition) gives updated knowledge about epidemiology and global distribution of melasma. Melasma is a skin condition characterized by brown or blue-gray patches or freckle-like spots. This book consists of 29 chapters, which include epidemiology and global distribution of melasma, etiological factors and triggering factors, etiopathogenesis of melasma, investigations in melasma, photoprotection for melasma, hydroquinone based therapies for melasma, nonhydroquinone based therapies for melasma, oral agents in the treatment of melasma, chemical peels for melasma, lasers for melasma, melasma and quality of life, melasma in men, platelet rich plasma therapy, microneedling, and mesotherapy for the treatment of melasma, and treatment of melasma. The major etiological factors include genetic influences, chronic sun exposure, and female sex hormones. Photoprotection is performed for the treatment of melasma that helps in improving the overall and texture of the skin. This book also discusses various lasers that have been tried in melasma. Melasma also affect quality of life in men as well as in women. Melasma: A Monograph (2nd edition) is easily and quickly digested and provides all the information that is necessary for medical students, residents, and attending physicians to diagnose and treat melasma.


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