Epidemiology and Global Distribution of Melasma
Etiological Factors and Triggering Factors
Etiopathogenesis of Melasma
Clinical Features and Classification of Melasma, Wood's Lamp, and Melasma Area Severity Index Score
Investigations in Melasma: Histopathology, Dermatoscopy, and in vivo Reflectance Confocal Microscopy in Melasma
Investigations in Melasma: Dermoscopy 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
Treatment of Melasma: Future Directions
Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-grey facial skin discoloration, almost entirely seen in women in the reproductive years (MedicineNet.com).
This new edition provides dermatologists with the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of melasma.
The book begins with discussion on epidemiology and aetiological factors, aetiopathogenesis, clinical features and classification, and investigation techniques, including dermoscopy.
The following chapters cover different treatment methods such as hydroquinone-based therapies, oral agents, chemical peels, lasers, and more.
The second edition has been fully revised and features two new chapters on platelet rich plasma therapy, microneedling, and mesotherapy; and future directions in the treatment of melasma.
The book is highly illustrated with clinical photographs, tables and references, and includes an appendix providing a treatment algorithm.
- Fully revised, new edition providing latest advances in diagnosis and treatment of melasma
- Second edition features two brand new chapters
- Includes appendix with melasma treatment algorithm
- Previous edition (9789351525431) published in 2015
Rashmi Sarkar MD MNAMS
Professor, Department of Dermatology, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated LNJP Hospital, New Delhi, India