Facial Hyperpigmentation in Skin of Color: Special Considerations and Treatment

Neelam A. Vashi, Stephen A. Wirya, Meyene Inyang, Roopal V. Kundu*

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Differences in cutaneous diseases in people of color call for nuanced evaluation and management. One of the most common dermatological complaints from patients with skin of color is dyspigmentation, particularly hyperpigmentation. The challenge for clinicians is to establish correct diagnoses along with consistently successful treatments to meet the needs of the increasingly diverse population served. This review focuses on facial hyperpigmentation and outlines the most common skin disorders and treatment options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-230
Number of pages16
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Dermatology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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