Understanding More About Skin Pigmentation Conditions: Melasma and Vitiligo

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Changes in skin pigmentation occur because the body is over or under-producing melanin. Melanin is what gives your eyes, skin, and hair their color. A higher presence of melanin makes skin darker, whereas less can lighten the skin. Melanin is also responsible for absorbing the sun’s harmful Ultraviolet (UV) rays and protecting the skin from damage. Two of the most common skin disorders associated with melanin production are Vitiligo and Melasma.

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Dermatologists Help Vitiligo Patients Triumph

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Seemingly affecting only a small group, at 1% of people, vitiligo is a skin condition where patches appear as areas of the skin losing pigmentation. Although vitiligo does not discriminate against those it affects, it is more noticeable in darker skin tones. Those who have vitiligo can suffer great stress psychologically, and some remove themselves…

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