Managing Melasma in Male Patients

The common skin condition melasma presents in both male and female patients yet disproportionately affects dark-skinned individuals, including those of Latino and African descent, as well as those who live in areas of high sun exposure. Hyperpigmentation can be a cause of cosmetic concern for many patients, regardless of gender or ethnicity. However, because melasma […]

Hispanic Heritage Month: Hyperpigmentation Disorders in Hispanic Patients

Observed nationally from September 15th to October 15th each year, Hispanic Heritage Month¬†celebrates the vast historic and cultural contributions of Hispanic/Latino. During this time, healthcare organizations spotlight some of the dermatologic conditions particularly affecting this community and hope to raise awareness among both patients and practitioners about effective prevention, treatment, and management strategies.¬† Heightened Risk […]

Platelet-Rich Plasma for Melasma Treatment

Occurring more frequently in women of reproductive age, the common dermatologic condition melasma is estimated to affect between 15% and 50% of pregnant women. According to data from the American Academy of Dermatology, 90% of melasma patients are women. While for some individuals the condition can disappear on its own, many patients find melasma to […]