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Behind the Mask of Pigmentation
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Behind the Mask of Pigmentation

Melasma is a brownish discoloration found on the face, commonly on the nose and cheeks. It often takes the shape of a butterfly and thus also referred to as the “Butterfly Mask”. It is caused by a group of factors like hormonal changes, sun exposure and hereditary tendency. Treating Melasma is not the same as...

A Closer Look At Melasma
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A Closer Look At Melasma

Melasma is the butterfly shaped pigmentation seen commonly on the face. Melasma usually peaks between the age of 20 and 40, when estrogen levels are at their highest. Recent research has established a link between stress and melasma. Stress can activate the propriomelanocortrin gene that prompts the cells to produce more pigment. Apart from prescription...