skin pigmentation

skin pigmentation

A highly nonspecific term for any colouration of the skin surface of any size, affecting any site, age, sex or racial/ethnic background, for any time period, and carrying any portent.
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The recurrence rate is 22% in patients with Carney complex (3), a complex of myxomas, spotty skin pigmentation, and endocrine overactivity.
When taken in sufficient amounts, it literally increases skin pigmentation, offering a natural sunshield, albeit producing a slightly orange coloration.
It lightens UV-induced skin pigmentation and works by accelerating proteolytic degradation of tyrosinase.
Fans frequently use it on the backs of their hands to help with skin pigmentation and ageing skin.
The device must be able to make accurate assessments which are not affected by skin pigmentation or variations in patient factors including serum haematocrit.
It could be: 6 Chloasma, patches of increased pigmentation due to the high levels of MSH (melanocyte-stimulating hormone) which occur in pregnancy and lead to increased skin pigmentation.
David Kingsley, PhD, professor of developmental biology, said they've been trying to track down the genetic and molecular basis of naturally occurring traits - such as hair and skin pigmentation - in fish and humans to get insight into the general principles by which traits evolve.
It works by providing 1000mcg of copper, which contributes to normal skin pigmentation and melanin production, this then serves as a light filter, protecting against ultraviolet light damage.
The technology, which will soon be implemented in two American fertility clinics, could even give clear glimpses of the child's eyes, height, skin pigmentation and waist size, apart from the health-related risks.
A day later, they measured changes in skin pigmentation.