JAN-FEB 2019

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26 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 | Med Esthetics By Inga Hansen While acne is the No. 1 skin concern in America, pigmentation is the No. 1 skin disorder globally and for patients with Fitzpatrick Skin Types IV and higher. In recent years, aesthetic practices have been seeing an increase in the number of patients struggling with unwanted pigmentation as awareness of effective treatments grows. "We are seeing an increase in patients coming to our offi ces with different skin pigmentation disorders. Some of the more common ones are post-infl ammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) from acne or skin trauma, melasma, solar lentigos and other types of photodamage-related pigment changes," says Wendy Roberts, MD, a dermatologist in private practice in Rancho Mirage, California. FADE OUT © GETTY IMAGES Addressing the most common pigmentation concerns in skin of color.

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