J Clin Aesthet Dermatol 2016 Feb;9(2):48-57
Goldman, Butterwick, Fitzpatrick, Groff and Fabi: Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, San Diego, California.
Diagnostic uncertainty when a patient presents with melasma-like Undings can lead to suboptimal treatment and inaccurate prognostic expectations. In this study, the authors present a unique clinical feature of melasma that they term the "Fitzpatrick macule" and test its Utility in establishing diagnostic certainty. The "Fitzpatrick macule" is a confetti-like macule of regularly pigmented skin located within a larger patch of melasma hyperpigmentation. Read More