Treatment with an old medication is an option for patients adversely impacted by this skin condition.
Melasma, also known as chloasma, is a common dermatological condition in which darker macules and papules develop over the sun-exposed areas of the face or neck. It is usually seen in people with darker skin — those who would normally say that they tan easily.
It is particularly common in those with an East-Asian, Mediterranean, Indian, Middle Eastern or Hispanic background, and in countries where exposure to UV radiation (UVR) is high.1
Although melasma is a