November 2018 Let’s Hear From a Colleague

Melasma in brown skin: part 2

Maria Juliet E. Macarayo, MD, FPDS and Evangeline B. Handog, MD, FPDS

The first part of this series has touched on the relevance of melasma in the brown skin populace, from the definition, epidemiology, clinical patterns, etiopathogenesis to diagnosis and clinical assessment. This second part aims to optimize medical management of melasma, with emphasis on the topical and oral options available for people of brown skin.