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ACD A-Z of Skin - Melasma

A-Z OF SKIN Melasma BACK TO A-Z SEARCH Melasma Also known as chloasma, pigmentation of pregnancy What is melasma? Melasma appears as patchy shades of brown pigmentation on sun exposed areas of the face

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Laser treatment for pigmentation

Laser treatment for pigmentation. In lesions such as solar lentigines (sun induced age spots), lentigo simplex and ephelides (freckles) the pigment (melanin) is in the top layers of the skin.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

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).

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Erythema dyschromicum perstans and lichen planus pigmentosus

The terms lichen planus pigmentosus (LPP), erythema dyschromicum perstans (EDP) and idiopathic eruptive macular pigmentation (IEMP) are names given to

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a relatively common condition where the skin is unable to produce pigment. Pigment forming cells are destroyed and the skin becomes white.

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ACD A-Z of Skin - Poikiloderma of Civatte

Poikiloderma of civatte was first described in 1923 and refers to redness and mottled pigment on the sides of the neck.

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Cosmeceuticals

Cosmeceuticals are products that have both cosmetic and therapeutic (medical or drug-like) effects, and are intended to have a beneficial effect on skin health and beauty.

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