Medical Definition of Melasma

Our Melasma Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Melasma

Melasma: Pigmentation of the cheeks of the face (malar area). When it occurs during pregnancy it is referred to as chloasma or the mask of pregnancy. Melasma darkens with sun exposure.

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