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What is melasma, and can men get it as well as women?

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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Yes both can get melasma although it is usually much more common in women than men.
Especially in cases of pregnancy for women. Often it is seen as a darkening of pigment with patterns on face and body with varying severity. It is thought to be a significant reaction to hormonal changes in the body.

In brief: Yes

Yes both can get melasma although it is usually much more common in women than men.
Especially in cases of pregnancy for women. Often it is seen as a darkening of pigment with patterns on face and body with varying severity. It is thought to be a significant reaction to hormonal changes in the body.
Dr. Kevin Considine
Dr. Kevin Considine
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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology

In brief: Yes

Melasma is a pigment deposition disorder that is thought to be closely linked to hormonal change.
The classic example is the "pregnancy mask.". We do not fully understand its pathophysiology. Sun exposure makes it much worse. Men also can develop melasma, though many fewer cases noted than in women, and can be off-face such as on the arms.

In brief: Yes

Melasma is a pigment deposition disorder that is thought to be closely linked to hormonal change.
The classic example is the "pregnancy mask.". We do not fully understand its pathophysiology. Sun exposure makes it much worse. Men also can develop melasma, though many fewer cases noted than in women, and can be off-face such as on the arms.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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