New tx help melasma patients 'unmask'

February 7, 2004

Washington, D.C. - Patients with melasma often feel they are wearinga mask, since the brown spots and darkened pigmentation of the conditionoften cover the face like a disguise. New therapies are providing dermatologistswith options that can help resolve melasma and help patients remove thatmask. Melasma affects five to six million American women annually.