Melasma

  • Alternative Names

    Chloasma; Mask of pregnancy; Pregnancy mask


    Prevention

    Daily sunscreen use not only helps prevent melasma but is crucial in the prevention of skin cancer and wrinkles.


    References

    Habif TP. Light-related diseases and disorders of pigmentation. In: Habif TP, ed. Clinical Dermatology. 5th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 19.

    Sood A, Tomecki KJ. Pigmentary disorders. In: Carey WD, ed. Cleveland Clinic: Current Clinical Medicine 2010. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010.