Melasma: A Monograph

by Rashmi Sarkar

The book “Melasma: A Monograph” gives updated knowledge about epidemiology and global distribution of melasma. This new edition provides dermatologists with the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of melasma. This book consists of 17 chapters. The book begins with discussion on epidemiology and etiological factors, etiopathogenesis, clinical features and classification, and investigation techniques, including dermoscopy. The following chapters cover different treatment methods such as hydroquinone-based therapies, oral agents, chemical peels, lasers, and more. The chapter on photoprotection is performed for the treatment of melasma that helps in improving the overall and texture of the skin. The second edition has been fully revised and features two new chapters on platelet rich plasma therapy, microneedling, and mesotherapy; and future directions in the treatment of melasma. The book is highly illustrated with clinical photographs, tables and references, and includes an appendix providing a treatment algorithm.


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