Hypopigmentation (Vitiligo and Albinism)

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Hypopigmentation Treatment in South Florida

What is hypopigmentation?

Hypopigmentation is the result of a reduction in melanin production. Examples of hypopigmentation include:

Vitiligo

Vitiligo causes smooth, white patches on the skin. In some people, these patches can appear all over the body. It is an autoimmune disorder in which the pigment-producing cells are damaged. There is no cure for vitiligo, but there are several treatments, including cosmetic cover-ups, corticosteroid creams, or light treatments.

Albinism

Albinism is an inherited disorder caused by the absence of an enzyme that produces melanin. This results in a complete lack of pigmentation in skin, hair, or eyes. Albinos have an abnormal gene that restricts the body from producing melanin. There is no cure for albinism. People with albinism should use a sunscreen at all times because they are much more likely to get sun damage and skin cancer. This disorder can occur in any race, but is most common among whites.

Pigmentation Loss As a Result Of Skin Damage

If you've had a skin infection, blisters, burns or other trauma to your skin, you may have a loss of pigmentation in the affected area. The good news with this type of pigment loss is that it's frequently not permanent, but it may take a long time to repigment. Cosmetics can be used to cover the area, while the body regenerates the pigment.

If you are looking for a dermatology practice that specializes in hypopigmentation, including vitiligo and albinism evaluation and treatment, please use the form on this page to schedule a consultation at Hollywood Dermatology or visit our contact page for information about our South Florida locations.

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Hollywood

TEL: 954.961.1200 | FAX: 954.961.1200

3850 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 403
Hollywood, FL 33021

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Pembroke Pines

TEL: 954.433.0455 | FAX: 954.433.0455

601 N. Flamingo Rd, Suite 313
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

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Hallandale

TEL: 954.456.5050 | FAX: 954.456.5050

1250 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd, Suite 800
Hallandale, FL 33009

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West Miramar

TEL: 954.843.9443 | FAX: 954.843.9443

3000 SW 148th Ave, Suite 250
Miramar, FL 33027

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TEL: 786.272.2500 | FAX: 786.272.2500

3470 NW 82nd Ave, Suite 111
Doral, FL 33122

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