What Are Some Common Skin Pigmentations?

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What Are Some Common Skin Pigmentation?

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If your skin is perfect, it would be evenly pigmented without discolorations. But in real life, it is not the case. There are birth marks and other pigmentation disorders that affect people. Here included are some most common skin pigmentation disorders:

  • Birthmarks: They usually develop weeks after birth.
  • Macular Stains: These are a type of birthmark that may appear anywhere on the body as light red, flat marks.
  • Port-wine Stains: The port-wine stain (also known as nevus flammeus) appears as a flat, pink, red or purple mark, and can occur on the head, trunk, arms, or legs.
  • Vitiligo: White patches of skin appear on different parts of the body.

Never self-diagnose! If you think you have one of these skin pigmentation abnormalities, make sure you visit a doctor to receive an official diagnosis.

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