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Facial Pigmentation Impacts Quality of Life Regardless of Clinical Severity

Dermatology Times

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In a study of more than 200 men and women, clinicians scored patients’ pigmentation taking into account how much of the face was impacted and compared scores to patients’ responses to the Skindex-16 questionnaire.

Facial pigmentary disorders, including melasma, impact quality of life for both men and women, but women tend to be emotionally more affected than men, according to a study published March-April in the Indian Dermatology Online Journal.

“As face is the most visible part of the body, any blemish on it can have a serious impact on the psychological wellbeing of the individual ...