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Hyperpigmentation versus Virtiligo

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Jenny Deters

on 17 December 2013

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Transcript of Hyperpigmentation versus Virtiligo

Hyperpigmentation versus Virtiligo
Typical Symptoms
Typical Causes

overactive melanocytes
from over exposure to sun, skin injuries, hormonal changes
Typical Treatments and Prevetntions
Treatment: Hydroxy acids to exfoliate and rejuvenate skin
Prevention: sun screen and not picking at skin injuries.

unusual darkening of the skin
1. pigment loss that produces milky-white patches on your skin
2. Premature whitening or graying on your scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, facial hair

immune cells destoy melanocytes
Treatment: phototherapy and medicines applied to the skin
Prevention: There is no known prevention.
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