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Post-traumatic hyperpigmentation A quick overview


Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation refers to the dark marks or discolored spots left behind after the pimples have healed. They are more distressing than the pimples.

The use of sunscreens have been very effective in preventing post traumatic hyperpigmentation. [4]

- Treatable by a medical professional
- Diagnostic tests not required
- Medium term resolves within a few months
- Affects men and women equally
- More prevalent in darker-skinned individuals

Most people with acne are prone to developing post-traumatic hyperpigmentation. The more inflamed and larger the acne breakout, the more likely it is.

Ages affected: It usually affects the puberty-aged teenagers who develop acne.


The common symptoms usually seen in Post-traumatic Hyperpigmentation are:
- Black spots
- Black marks
- Discolored even tone skin spots


You can adopt these self-care measures to prevent the condition from occurring:
- Limit the time you spend outdoors in the sun especially during intense hours
- Wear protective clothing and sun hats when outdoors
- Apply sunscreen half an hour before you step out in the sun.

The doctors usually prescribe the following treatment for improving symptoms of post-traumatic hyperpigmentation:
- Chemical peels
- Laser therapy
- Hydroquinone creams to be applied on affected site.

A board-certified dermatologist can provide the most appropriate treatment for Post-traumatic inflammatory pigmentation. We at mfine are here to provide you with the best treatment from specialists in all medical fields. Simply get in touch with us for a holistic treatment plan under the supervision of the best medical experts.

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