Dear Editor: We are writing to highlight the interesting but little explored interaction between sleep and melasma, a common dermatological disease that causes a major impact on several areas of the lives of individuals with the condition. Melasma causes skin hyperpigmentation and is characterized by symmetric hypermelanosis of sun-exposed skin represented by brown macules and
J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2020;13(9):41–44 by Marina Agozzino, MD; Gaetano Licata, MD; Caterina Maria Rosaria Giorgio, MD; Graziella Babino, MD; Amalia Lupoli, MD; Isabella Sperduti, MD; Giuseppe Argenziano, MD; and Marco Ardigò, MD Drs. Agozzino, Licata, Giorgio, Babino, Lupoli, and Argenziano are with Dermatolgy Unit at the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli in Naples, Italy.
Melasma is a common pigmentation disorder with few satisfactory treatment options. The hyperpigmentation has both an epidermal and dermal component.
by Jordan V. Wang, MD, MBE, MBA; Nikita Jhawar, BS; and Nazanin Saedi, MD Drs. Wang and Saedi are with the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ms. Jhawar is with the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. FUNDING: No funding was provided for this study.
J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2019;12(5)40–45 by Brandon Kirsch, MD; Paul M. Hoesly, MD; Anokhi Jambusaria, MD, MSCE; Michael G. Heckman, MS; Nancy N. Diehl, MS; and Jason C. Sluzevich, MD Drs. Kirsch (at the time of this study), Hoesly (at the time of this study), and Sluzevich are with the Department of Dermatology at the