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F005 - What's New in Melasma?

Friday, February 16; 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learning Objectives

Following this course, the attendee should be able to:

  • List the causes of melasma
  • Distinguish between melasma and other disorders of pigmentation
  • Select the best treatment for patients with melasma


This session will provide an update on the pathogenesis of melasma and review the histopathologic and dermoscopic features of this disorder. New information on the use of topical therapy, tranexamic acid, lasers and broad spectrum sunscreens will be presented.


  • Del Rosario, Eunice Chavez, MD, MS: no financial relationships exist with commercial interests.
  • Pandya, Amit G., MD: Aclaris Therapeutics Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding); Clarify Medical Inc. – B(ST); Incyte Corporation – I(Grants/Research Funding); Pfizer Inc. – I(Grants/Research Funding);
  • Passeron, Thierry, MD, PhD: AbbVie – A(H), Speaker/Faculty Education(H); Astellas Pharma US, Inc – I(Grants/Research Funding); Beiersdorf, Inc. – SP(H); Bioderma – Speaker/Faculty Education(H); Celgene Corporation – I(Grants/Research Funding); Galderma Research & Development, LLC – A(H); GlaxoSmithKline – Speaker/Faculty Education(H); ISDIN – A(H), SP(H); Janssen-Cilag – A(H), Speaker/Faculty Education(H); Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology – O(NC); L'Oréal Research and Innovation – Speaker/Faculty Education(H); La Roche-Posay Laboratorie Pharmaceutique – Speaker/Faculty Education(H); Lancome – C(H); Leo Pharma Inc. – Speaker/Faculty Education(H); Lilly ICOS LLC – Speaker/Faculty Education(H); MSD – A(H); Novartis – A(H), SP(H); Pfizer Inc. – A(H); Sanofi – A(H); Symrise – A(H); Syneron Candela – Speaker/Faculty Education(H);
  • Rodrigues, Michelle, MBBS: Cynosure, Inc. – A(NC); La Roche-Posay Laboratorie Pharmaceutique – Speaker/Faculty Education(H);
Friday, February 16
9:00 AM
Dr. Pandya / Update on pathogenesis, diagnosis and topical therapy for melasma
9:40 AM
Dr. Rodrigues / What’s new in dermoscopy and histopathology of melasma and other pigmentary disorders of the face
10:00 AM
Dr. Del Rosario / New findings on the use of tranexamic acid for melasma
10:20 AM
Passeron / Photoprotection, light based therapy and lasers for melasma
10:40 AM
All faculty / Q and A
Event Details
  • Date
    Friday, February 16
  • Time
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Location
    Room 25C
  • CME Credits
  • Type
  • Eunice Chavez Del Rosario, MD, MS, FAAD
  • Michelle Rodrigues, MBBS - Handout
  • Thierry Passeron, MD, PhD - Handout