Research Round-Up — Melasma Treatment and Indoor Tanning Ban

Welcome back for research round-up! Thanks for reading my Monday morning segment on the latest Dermatology research. Today I’ll be discussing an oral adjunctive treatment for melasma and new research regarding the ban on indoor tanning for minors. I’m passionate about skin cancer prevention so I thought today’s topic on indoor tanning was very important to discuss. Keep reading to get the full scoop. Oral Tranexamic Acid for Treating Melasma A study recently published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology found that oral tranexamic acid may help in the treatment of melasma. (1) Melasma is a chronic hyperpigmentation condition that […]


Melasma Causes Hyperpigmentation There’s a name for the splotchy and hyperpigmented spots women get on their face after they have a baby. This condition is called melasma. Melasma is also known as the pregnancy mask. Want to know something scary? You don’t have to get pregnant to get Melasma! Melasma is an acquired pigmentary condition. This skin condition can happen to anybody. Melasma is most commonly seen in women of reproductive age with darker skin types. It’s also associated with UV exposure, thyroid disease, certain drugs, and hormonal factors. (1) How common is melasma? Depending on the population studied, melasma […]