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Dr. Christopher Scott
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In brief: Dyspigmentation

The first step is adequate sun protection.
Darker skin tends to darken quicker with ultraviolet light exposure. Sunscreen minimizes the sun's effects. Topical lighteners (retinol, tretinoin, hydroquinone) must be used cautiously, as they may *cause* irregular pigmentation. While benign labial melanotic macule is most common, biopsy for melanoma is required if irregular or changing.

In brief: Dyspigmentation

The first step is adequate sun protection.
Darker skin tends to darken quicker with ultraviolet light exposure. Sunscreen minimizes the sun's effects. Topical lighteners (retinol, tretinoin, hydroquinone) must be used cautiously, as they may *cause* irregular pigmentation. While benign labial melanotic macule is most common, biopsy for melanoma is required if irregular or changing.
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