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What type of hypopigmentation is pigmentation loss as a result of skin damage?

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Hypopigmentation is when your skin is lighter than normal. It can happen if your skin is damaged from infections, blisters, burns, or other trauma. You may lose pigment in the affected areas. Usually, the your normal color comes back. But it can take a long time. You can use cosmetics to cover the area while your skin re-pigments.

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Merck Manual Home Health Handbook: "Overview of Skin Pigment."

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Hyperpigmentation."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Melasma."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Healthy Skin Matters."

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Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

SOURCES:

Merck Manual Home Health Handbook: "Overview of Skin Pigment."

American Osteopathic College of Dermatology: "Hyperpigmentation."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Melasma."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Healthy Skin Matters."

FDA.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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