Post-inflammatory Pigment Alteration

  • Rajiv I. Nijhawan
  • Andrew F. AlexisEmail author


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.


Glycolic Acid Azelaic Acid Kojic Acid Grape Seed Extract Bleaching Agent 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologySt. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital CenterNew YorkUSA

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