Melasma: Current and future treatments

Enzo Berardesca, Marco Ardigò, Marta Berardesca, Norma Cameli

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Melasma is a common pigment disorder that has various causes and its appropriate management is linked to correct-assessment and quantification. Several active compounds and treatments can be used based on different mechanisms of action, ranging from inhibition of melanogenesis to physical removal of melanin within the epidermis. This article will review the benefits and side effects of the main active and combination compounds used currently in the management of disorders of hyperpigmentation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-193
Number of pages7
JournalExpert Review of Dermatology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2008


  • Chemical peel
  • Glycolic acid
  • Hydroquinone
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Laser
  • Melanogenesis
  • Melasma
  • Retinoid
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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