Cysteamine cream, tranexamic acid mesotherapy reveal similar efficacy, different safety
October 14, 2020

Cysteamine cream and tranexamic acid mesotherapy demonstrated similar efficacy but yielded different safety results when being compared as a treatment for melasma, according to a recently published study.

730 nm picosecond laser safe, effective for benign pigmented lesions
October 13, 2020

Lasers typically used for tattoo removal are on the rise as a possible treatment for melasma, with the novel 730 nm picosecond laser (PicoWay, Candela) being the most recently studied device which showed to be safe and effective for treating benign pigmented lesions.

Sunscreen demonstrates strong therapeutic properties in patients with pigmentary disorders
September 02, 2020

The importance of blocking visible light in the treatment of pigmentary disorders is becoming clearer. One expert says photoprotection in patients with pigmentary conditions is a therapeutic cornerstone.

Characteristics that distinguish facial hyperpigmentation disorders
September 01, 2020

Effective treatment first requires accurate diagnosis, one expert says. He offers tips to distinguish melasma from other disorders and suggests some patients may need to be checked for diabetes and metabolic syndrome if they exhibit certain presentations.

Facial pigmentation impacts quality of life regardless of clinical severity
August 07, 2020

In a study of more than 200 men and women, clinicians scored patients’ pigmentation taking into account how much of the face was impacted and compared scores to patients’ responses to the Skindex-16 questionnaire.

Herbal cream as effective as hydroquinone for melasma
August 06, 2020

Researchers examined a group of adult women diagnosed with melasma who applied a traditional medicinal product on one side of their face and 4% hydroquinone on the other side.

Dermoscopy serves dual role in melasma management
July 01, 2020

In patients with melasma, an in vivo imaging technique can effectively diagnose the condition as well as measure response to laser treatment, a recent study indicates.

Stem cell factor inhibition for hyperpigmented skin
March 13, 2020

Stem cell factor, a growth factor critical for melanocyte survival, may play an important role in the development of benign and malignant skin hyperpigmentation disorders.

Combination treatment outshines oral treatment alone for melasma
March 13, 2020

Oral tranexamic acid combined with low fluence 1064 nm Q-switched Nd: YAG laser is an effective and safe melasma treatment, with outcomes that are better than oral tranexamic acid alone, according to a recent study.

The power of a peel
January 29, 2020

Chemical peels offer important advantages for treating melasma. Researchers offer insights from a review of recent advances in chemical peel treatments in melasma and acne.