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Post-Inflammatory Pigmentation

What is it?

Damage to the skin from trauma or inflammation may result in discolouration of the affected area.  Compared with normal skin, these areas may appear slightly darker in colour (hyperpigmentation) or slightly lighter (hypopigmentation).

While this condition is seen in all skin types, it is more common and more persistent in people with skin of colour (pigmented/coloured skin).

Post-inflammatory pigmentation can be challenging to treat, with pigmentation occasionally persisting for months or years depending on the initial cause.

This information has been written by Dr Michelle Rodrigues

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Post-Inflammatory Pigmentation - ACD

A-Z OF SKIN

Post-Inflammatory Pigmentation

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Post-Inflammatory Pigmentation

What is it?

Damage to the skin from trauma or inflammation may result in discolouration of the affected area.  Compared with normal skin, these areas may appear slightly darker in colour (hyperpigmentation) or slightly lighter (hypopigmentation).

While this condition is seen in all skin types, it is more common and more persistent in people with skin of colour (pigmented/coloured skin).

Post-inflammatory pigmentation can be challenging to treat, with pigmentation occasionally persisting for months or years depending on the initial cause.

This information has been written by Dr Michelle Rodrigues

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Disclaimer

2019 © Australasian College of Dermatologists.

You may use for personal use only. Please refer to our disclaimer.