Often confused with sunspots or hyperpigmentation, melasma is a somewhat mysterious skin condition that isn’t nearly as commonly discussed—mainly because it’s still a bit unclear as to whatexactly causes it. We spoke with dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldfaden and asked him our burning questions like: What is it? Who gets it? Can it be treated? He answered all our queries, and then some.
Curious about this skin condition? Click through the slideshow above to school yourself!
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