The Dark Side

Skin pigmentation can be an unwelcome spot in your relentless pursuit of flawless skin. Some causes may be rarer than others — but they can still be treated

IN MY last article I discussed common causes of facial pigmentation. Now I will discuss relatively rare causes of pigmentation before going into the treatment options. If you are overweight, you are likely to have a dark velvety patch behind your neck and underarms. Sometimes it can extend to your forehead and around the eyes. This condition, though harmless in most cases, has a long and scary name called ‘Acanthosis Nigricans’ (AN).

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Techie Dermatologist, Information Systems Ph.D. candidate, Supporter of Open-Source Software, Machine Learning and AI geek,loves cricket, Canadian wine and beer, skeptical about the worth of Cosmetic Dermatology. [Resume]
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Techie Dermatologist, Information Systems Ph.D. candidate, Supporter of Open-Source Software, Machine Learning and AI geek, loves cricket, Canadian wine and beer, skeptical about the worth of Cosmetic Dermatology. [Resume]

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