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(medicine) A tan or dark skin discoloration, particularly common in pregnant women, thought to be caused by the stimulation of melanocytes by estrogen and progesterone.
Melasma is increased pigmentation, usually on the face, in a rather patchy distribution.
The ICP peel is a powerful treatment for sun damaged skin and abnormal pigmentation of hormonal origin such as melasma and chloasma.
Melasma. This blotchy darkening of the skin is associated with hormone changes and can happen to women taking oral contraceptives.
Chloasma, also called melasma, is a darkening of facial skin that can occur with pregnancy.
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