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Do lots of people get darkening of the skin, or is it unusual?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
In brief: Very common
It's called postinflammatory change, and it usually happens after an inflammation event (hence the name).
Basically it's the same process as a suntan after a sunburn. Like a tan, pih slowly fades away, but sunlight will slow that process down.

In brief: Very common
It's called postinflammatory change, and it usually happens after an inflammation event (hence the name).
Basically it's the same process as a suntan after a sunburn. Like a tan, pih slowly fades away, but sunlight will slow that process down.
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