Dermatol Ther (Heidelb) 2017 Jul 19. Epub 2017 Jul 19.
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University, New York, NY, USA.
Melasma is a common acquired condition of symmetric hyperpigmentation, typically occurring on the face, with higher prevalence in females and darker skin types. Multiple etiologies, including light exposure, hormonal influences, and family history, have been implicated in the pathogenesis of this disorder. Overall prevalence ranges widely at 1-50%, since values are typically calculated within a specific ethnic population within a geographic region. Read More