Post-inflammatory pigment alteration is a common sequela of acne vulgaris in darker skin types (Fitzpatrick skin phototypes IV–VI). Acne-associated dyschromia contributes considerably to the psychological and emotional distress experienced by acne patients and can often be of greater concern to the patient than the acne itself [1 – 3]. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is seen much more frequently than post-inflammatory hypopigmentation; however, it is important to keep in mind that in addition to acne itself, various acne treatments can cause hyper- or hypopigmentation as a result of irritation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Acneiform Eruptions in Dermatology|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Differential Diagnosis|
|Publisher||Springer New York|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
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