Chemical peeling as a treatment of melasma

Shahin Aghaei


Melasma, which is derived from the Greek word “Melas” (black) is an acquired, symmetrical and macular pigmentation of exposed areas of skin including cheeks, upper lip, chin, nose and forehead. Although it is much more common in skin of color, any race could be affected. Most of cases are women during their reproductive years.


melasma; skin of color; chemical peeling

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