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Efficacy and safety of tranexamic acid in melasma: A meta-analysis and systematic review.
Kim HJ, Moon SH, Cho SH, Lee JD, Kim HS.
Acta Derm Venereol. 2017 Apr 4. doi: 10.2340/00015555-2668. [Epub ahead of print]. Systematic review.

Melasma: systematic review of the systemic treatments.
Zhou LL, Baibergenova A.
Int J Dermatol. 2017 Feb 27. doi: 10.1111/ijd.13578. [Epub ahead of print] Systematic review.

Tranexamic acid in treatment of melasma: A comprehensive review of clinical studies.
Taraz M, Niknam S, Ehsani AH.
Dermatol Ther. 2017 Jan 30. doi: 10.1111/dth.12465. [Epub ahead of print] Systematic review.

Fractional resurfacing in the Asian patient: Current state of the art.
Wat H, Wu DC, Chan HH.
Lasers Surg Med. 2017 Jan;49(1):45-59. doi: 10.1002/lsm.22579. Epub 2016 Sep 8. Systematic review.

Acupuncture for melasma in women: a systematic review of randomised controlled trials.
Chai Q, Fei Y, Cao H, Wang C, Tian J, Liu J.
Acupunct Med. 2015 Aug;33(4):254-61. doi: 10.1136/acupmed-2014-010633. Epub 2015 Apr 21. Systematic review. 

Evidence-based treatment for melasma: expert opinion and a review. 
Shankar K, Godse K, Aurangabadkar S, Lahiri K, Mysore V, Ganjoo A, Vedamurty M, Kohli M, Sharad J, Kadhe G, Ahirrao P, Narayanan V, Motlekar SA.
Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2014 Dec;4(2):165-86. doi: 10.1007/s13555-014-0064-z. Epub 2014 Oct 1. Systematic review.

Melasma and laser treatment: an evidenced-based analysis. 
Halachmi S, Haedersdal M, Lapidoth M.
Lasers Med Sci. 2014 Mar;29(2):589-98. doi: 10.1007/s10103-013-1318-1. Epub 2013 Jun 14. Systematic review.

Systematic review of randomized controlled trials on interventions for melasma: an abridged Cochrane review. 
Jutley GS, Rajaratnam R, Halpern J, Salim A, Emmett C.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Feb;70(2):369-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2013.07.044. Systematic review.

Treatment of melasma with topical agents, peels and lasers: an evidence-based review. 
Rivas S, Pandya AG.
Am J Clin Dermatol. 2013 Oct;14(5):359-76. doi: 10.1007/s40257-013-0038-4. Systematic review.

Interventions for melasma. 
Rajaratnam R, Halpern J, Salim A, Emmett C.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Jul 7;(7):CD003583. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD003583.pub2. Systematic review.

The role of topical retinoids in the treatment of pigmentary disorders: an evidence-based review. 
Kang HY, Valerio L, Bahadoran P, Ortonne JP.
Am J Clin Dermatol. 2009;10(4):251-60. doi: 10.2165/00128071-200910040-00005. Systematic review.

Melasma: an up-to-date comprehensive review.
Ogbechie-Godec OA, Elbuluk N.
Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2017 Jul 19. doi: 10.1007/s13555-017-0194-1. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Updates in the understanding and treatments of skin & hair disorders in women of color.
Lawson CN, Hollinger J, Sethi S, Rodney I, Sarkar R, Dlova N, Callender VD.
Int J Womens Dermatol. 2017 Feb 16;3(1 Suppl):S21-S37. doi: 10.1016/j.ijwd.2017.02.006. eCollection 2017 Mar. Review.

A review of laser and light therapy in melasma.
Trivedi MK, Yang FC, Cho BK.
Int J Womens Dermatol. 2017 Mar 21;3(1):11-20. doi: 10.1016/j.ijwd.2017.01.004. eCollection 2017 Mar. Review.

Tranexamic acid in the treatment of melasma: A review of the literature.
Perper M, Eber AE, Fayne R, Verne SH, Magno RJ, Cervantes J, ALharbi M, ALOmair I, Alfuraih A, Nouri K.
Am J Clin Dermatol. 2017 Mar 10. doi: 10.1007/s40257-017-0263-3. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

[Melasma : An update on the clinical picture, treatment, and prevention].
Becker S, Schiekofer C, Vogt T, Reichrath J.
Hautarzt. 2017 Jan 13. doi: 10.1007/s00105-016-3927-7. [Epub ahead of print] Review. German.

A review of melasma treatment focusing on laser and light devices.
Li JY, Geddes ER, Robinson DM, Friedman PM.
Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2016 Dec;35(4):223-232. doi: 10.12788/j.sder.2016.060. Review.

Facial hyperpigmentation in skin of color: Special considerations and treatment.
Vashi NA, Wirya SA, Inyang M, Kundu RV.
Am J Clin Dermatol. 2016 Dec 9. [Epub ahead of print]. Review.

Facial hyperpigmentation in darker skin types: Part 2.
Bala HR, Rodrigues M.
Dermatology in Practice. 2016 Winter;22(4):105-108. Review.

Energy based device treatment of melasma: An update and review of the literature.
Posnick D, Dunbar S, Bloom B, Goldberg DJ.
J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2016 Sep 3:1-28. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Skin hyperpigmentation in Indian population: Insights and best practice.
Nouveau S, Agrawal D, Kohli M, Bernerd F, Misra N, Nayak CS.Indian J Dermatol. 2016 Sep-Oct;61(5):487-95. doi: 10.4103/0019-5154.190103. Review.

Facial hyperpigmentation in darker skin types: Part 1.
Bala HR, Rodrigues M.
Dermatology in Practice. 2016 Autumn;22(3):79-82. Review.

Practice and educational gaps in abnormal pigmentation.
Mohammad TF, Hamzavi IH.
Dermatol Clin. 2016 Jul;34(3):291-301. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2016.02.005. Review.

Heterogeneous pathology of melasma and its clinical implications.
Kwon SH, Hwang YJ, Lee SK, Park KC.
Int J Mol Sci. 2016 May 26;17(6). pii: E824. doi: 10.3390/ijms17060824. Review.

Melasma and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation: management update and expert opinion.
Sofen B, Prado G, Emer J.
Skin Therapy Lett. 2016 Jan;21(1):1-7. Review.

Recent progress in melasma pathogenesis. 
Lee AY.
Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2015 Nov;28(6):648-60. doi: 10.1111/pcmr.12404. Epub 2015 Sep 8. Review.

Melasma: clinical diagnosis and management options. 
Rodrigues M, Pandya AG.
Australas J Dermatol. 2015 Aug;56(3):151-63. doi: 10.1111/ajd.12290. Epub 2015 Mar 9. Review. 

Melasma update. 
Sarkar R, Arora P, Garg VK, Sonthalia S, Gokhale N.
Indian Dermatol Online J. 2014 Oct;5(4):426-35. doi: 10.4103/2229-5178.142484. Review.

Melasma: a clinical and epidemiological review. 
Handel AC, Miot LD, Miot HA.
An Bras Dermatol. 2014 Sep-Oct;89(5):771-82. Review.

Polypodium leucotomos as an adjunct treatment of pigmentary disorders. 
Nestor M, Bucay V, Callender V, Cohen JL, Sadick N, Waldorf H.
J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2014 Mar;7(3):13-7. Review.

The use of ablative lasers in the treatment of facial melasma. 
Morais OO, Lemos ÉF, Sousa MC, Gomes CM, Costa IM, Paula CD.
An Bras Dermatol. 2013 Mar-Apr;88(2):238-42. doi: 10.1590/S0365-05962013000200009. Review.

Tranexamic acid: an important adjuvant in the treatment of melasma. 
Tse TW, Hui E.
J Cosmet Dermatol. 2013 Mar;12(1):57-66. doi: 10.1111/jocd.12026. Review.

Melasma pathogenesis and influencing factors - an overview of the latest research. 
Passeron T.
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2013 Jan;27 Suppl 1:5-6. doi: 10.1111/jdv.12049. Review.

Treatment of melasma and the use of intense pulsed light: a review. 
Zaleski L, Fabi S, Goldman MP.
J Drugs Dermatol. 2012 Nov;11(11):1316-20. Review.

[Melasma and aspects of pigmentary disorders in Asians]. 
Kang HY.
Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2012 Nov;139 Suppl 3:S92-5. doi: 10.1016/S0151-9638(12)70117-5. Review. French. 

Melasma. 
Wu IB, Lambert C, Lotti TM, Hercogová J, Sintim-Damoa A, Schwartz RA.
G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2012 Aug;147(4):413-8. Review.

Newer and upcoming therapies for melasma. 
Sarkar R, Chugh S, Garg VK.
Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2012 Jul-Aug;78(4):417-28. doi: 10.4103/0378-6323.98071. Review.

Advances in the treatment of melasma: a review of the recent literature. 
Ball Arefiev KL, Hantash BM.
Dermatol Surg. 2012 Jul;38(7 Pt 1):971-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.2012.02435.x. Epub 2012 May 14. Review.

The evolution of melasma therapy: targeting melanosomes using low-fluence Q-switched neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet lasers. 
Kauvar AN.
Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2012 Jun;31(2):126-32. doi: 10.1016/j.sder.2012.02.002. Review.

Melasma in men. 
Vachiramon V, Suchonwanit P, Thadanipon K.
J Cosmet Dermatol. 2012 Jun;11(2):151-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1473-2165.2012.00613.x. Review.

Lasers for treatment of melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. 
Arora P, Sarkar R, Garg VK, Arya L.
J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2012 Apr;5(2):93-103. doi: 10.4103/0974-2077.99436. Review.

Melasma: treatment strategy. 
Sehgal VN, Verma P, Srivastava G, Aggarwal AK, Verma S.
J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2011 Dec;13(6):265-79. doi: 10.3109/14764172.2011.630088. Review.

Melasma: a comprehensive update: part I. 
Sheth VM, Pandya AG.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Oct;65(4):689-97; quiz 698. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2010.12.046. Review.

Melasma: a comprehensive update: part II. 
Sheth VM, Pandya AG.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Oct;65(4):699-714; quiz 715. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2011.06.001. Review.

Melasma--updated treatments. 
Situm M, Kolić M, Bolanca Z, Ljubicić I, Misanović B.
Coll Antropol. 2011 Sep;35 Suppl 2:315-8. Review.

Topical retinoids for pigmented skin. 
Geria AN, Lawson CN, Halder RM.
J Drugs Dermatol. 2011 May;10(5):483-9. Review.

[Is there any place for laser devices in the treatment of melasma?]. 
Badri T, Hammami H, Benmously R, Mokhtar I, Fenniche S.
Ann Dermatol Venereol. 2011;138(4):319-20. doi: 10.1016/j.annder.2010.12.016. Epub 2011 Feb 1. Review. French. No abstract available.

Melasma: insights and perspectives. 
Jadotte YT, Schwartz RA.
Acta Dermatovenerol Croat. 2010;18(2):124-9. Review.

Melasma update. 
Young Kang H, Ortonne JP.
Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2009 Dec;100 Suppl 2:110-3. Review.

[Physiopathology of melasma]. 
Miot LD, Miot HA, Silva MG, Marques ME.
An Bras Dermatol. 2009 Nov-Dec;84(6):623-35. Review. Portuguese.

Melasma in Latin America: options for therapy and treatment algorithm. 
Cestari T, Arellano I, Hexsel D, Ortonne JP; Latin American Pigmentary Disorders Academy. 
J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2009 Jul;23(7):760-72. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2009.03251.x. Review.

Hyperpigmentation and melasma. 
Rigopoulos D, Gregoriou S, Katsambas A.
J Cosmet Dermatol. 2007 Sep;6(3):195-202. Review. 

Melasma and its impact on health-related quality of life in Hispanic women. 
Pawaskar MD, Parikh P, Markowski T, McMichael AJ, Feldman SR, Balkrishnan R.
J Dermatolog Treat. 2007;18(1):5-9. Review.

Origin, clinical presentation, and diagnosis of facial hypermelanoses. 
Nicolaidou E, Antoniou C, Katsambas AD.
Dermatol Clin. 2007 Jul;25(3):321-6, viii. Review.

The treatment of melasma: a review of clinical trials. 
Gupta AK, Gover MD, Nouri K, Taylor S.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006 Dec;55(6):1048-65. Epub 2006 Sep 28. Review.

Topical treatments for melasma and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. 
Lynde CB, Kraft JN, Lynde CW.
Skin Therapy Lett. 2006 Nov;11(9):1-6. Review.

Treatment of melasma. 
Rendon M, Berneburg M, Arellano I, Picardo M.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006 May;54(5 Suppl 2):S272-81. Review.

A comprehensive review of the long-term and short-term treatment of melasma with a triple combination cream. 
Torok HM.
Am J Clin Dermatol. 2006;7(4):223-30. Review.

A practical comparison of hydroquinone-containing products for the treatment of melasma. 
Abramovits W, Barzin S, Arrazola P.
Skinmed. 2005 Nov-Dec;4(6):371-6. Review. No abstract available. 

Can you identify this condition? Melasma. 
Ting PT, Barankin B.
Can Fam Physician. 2005 Mar;51:353-5. Review. No abstract available.

Melasma: a review. 
Victor FC, Gelber J, Rao B.
J Cutan Med Surg. 2004 Mar-Apr;8(2):97-102. Epub 2004 May 4. Review.

Melasma of the forearms. 
O'Brien TJ, Dyall-Smith D, Hall AP.
Australas J Dermatol. 1997 Feb;38(1):35-7. Review.

Melanin hyperpigmentation of skin: melasma, topical treatment with azelaic acid, and other therapies. 
Breathnach AS.
Cutis. 1996 Jan;57(1 Suppl):36-45. Review.

Melasma. Etiologic and therapeutic considerations. 
Grimes PE.
Arch Dermatol. 1995 Dec;131(12):1453-7. Review.

 

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