Future perspectives of melasma treatment

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Melasma is a common hyperpigmentary disorder that commonly affects sun exposed skin, especially the face. It is more common in females, and its exact causes are not well known. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) can follow a wide variety of inflammatory skin diseases. Patients with hyperpigmentation commonly report a feeling of shame, low self-esteem, anhedonia, and lack of motivation to go out, even suicidal tendencies have been reported in the literature. Aim of this article, is to explain how to become a skillful therapist for hyperpigmentation (HP). Key issues in hyperpigmentation health care are the understanding between different skin types and hyperpigmentation types. Only then, the practitioner can choose the right professional peel, and home care.


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Address of Correspondence

Marina Stolić, MD
Ulica Dubljanska 23, Vračar
RS-11118 Belgrade

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