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Topical Stabilized Cysteamine as a New Treatment for Hyperpigmentation Disorders: Melasma, Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation, and Lentigines

Cysteamine is an aminothiol naturally present in cells of the human body as an antioxidant resulting from the degradation of Coenzyme A. Physiologically it is well distributed in mammalian tissues. Highly concentrated in human milk, cysteamine acts as an intrinsic antioxidant and is known for its protective role. Multiple studies now document that cysteamine is a potent skin depigmenting agent.

Clinical Evidence of Cell-Targeted Topical Therapy for Treating Skin Dyspigmentation

New development of cell-targeted therapies to enable site-specific skin tissue drug delivery may reduce off-target effects, decrease unwanted toxicities, and enhance drug efficacy.

New Protocol for Long-Term Results With a Multi-Pulse Nd:YAG Laser for Melasma Treatment: A Descriptive Cohort Study

Melasma is a photoaging condition with a typical clinical and histological pattern under a genetic and epigenetic context. Over the years, many treatments modalities have been proposed including topical agents, oral medication, procedures, and combination treatments aiming at different aspects of the pathogenesis including photodamage, inflammation, vascularity, and pigmentation.

Randomized, Double-Blinded, Split-Face Study Comparing the Efficacy and Tolerability of Two Topical Products for Melasma

Melasma is a common disorder of hyperpigmentation that disproportionately affects individuals with skin of color. There is a paucity of studies evaluating non-hydroquinone (HQ) topical therapies for the treatment of melasma in darker skin types.

The Therapeutic Use of Antioxidants for Melasma

Melasma is a chronic dermatologic condition with an incompletely understood pathogenesis and well-demonstrated impact on patient quality of life. Melasma is a common cause for seeking dermatologic care, and with no universally efficacious therapy or cure, com-bination treatment is the best approach for many cases.

Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation: A Review of Treatment Strategies

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a reactive process resulting from increased melanin or abnormal distribution of melanin secondary to inflammatory skin conditions, dermatologic therapies, and external stimuli. Because PIH is a common condition that has a substantial effect on the quality of life, an understanding of its treatment modalities is essential.

The Use of Botanical Extracts in East Asia for Treatment of Hyperpigmentation: An Evidenced-Based Review

Recent years have seen a growth in the Asian cosmeceutical industry and an expanding worldwide marketplace with increasing consumer use of plant-based skin care products. The rising prevalence of Asian cosmeceuticals has led to research studies assessing the safety and efficacy of these products.

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Cost Trends of Hydroquinone and Other Dyschromia Treatments in the United States

Skin dyspigmentation is a common dermatologic concern, particularly in patients with skin of color.1 Hydroquinone is often used as a first-line therapy for dyschromia, and is approved for treatment of melasma, chloasma, freckles, senile lentigines, and hyperpigmentation.2

The Use of Fibrinolytic Agent that has Antiplasmin Properties to Prevent and Treat Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation

The risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) in patients undergoing dermatologic procedures is well known. It is especially common after laser procedures and chemical peels but can be seen with any procedure.

Approach to Skin Lightening in Patients With Melasma

I read with interest the informative article by Spencer et al1 that describes the efficacious use as a novel skin lightening agent (LumaPro-C) for the treatment of patients with melasma.

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Melasma and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) are the most common forms of dyschromia in patients with skin of color.

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Next Steps

Next Steps in Derm, in partnership with ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetic and Surgical Conference, interviewed Dr. Vic Ross, Director of the Scripps Clinic Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology Center in San Diego, CA, on his approach and the various interventions he uses for the treatment of Melasma. Watch as he shares fresh practical pearls immediately useful in your practice.

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