POST INFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGMENTATION
Distinguish PIH from PIE, which is post inflammatory erythema. This consists of superficial blood vessels that grow during the wound healing stage and is common after inflammtory acne, especially in lighter skin people. Darker skin folks would end up with Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
How can we treat it?
- Sun block
- Laser light
- Antioxidant and lightening agents
What are the causes?
- Injury. This can be as a result of over zealous chemical peel, laser, or other energy based devices.
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PIH ( Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation)