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pigmentation

 [pig″men-ta´shun]
the deposition of coloring matter; the coloration or discoloration of a part by a pigment.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pig·men·ta·tion

(pig'men-tā'shŭn),
Coloration, either normal or pathologic, of the skin or tissues resulting from a deposit of pigment.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pigmentation

(pĭg′mən-tā′shən)
n. Biology
1. Coloration of tissues by pigment.
2. Deposition of pigment by cells.
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pig·men·ta·tion

(pig'mĕn-tā'shŭn)
Coloration, either normal or pathologic, of the skin or tissues resulting from a deposit of pigment.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pigmentation

Coloration of any part of the body, especially the skin. Normal pigmentation of skin, hair and eyes is occasioned by the presence of melanin-a brown or black pigment produced by cells called melanocytes. Abnormal pigmentation may occur from local or general loss of melanin. ALBINISM is caused by a general deficiency of melanin. Other causes of abnormal pigmentation include skin disease, pregnancy (see CHLOASMA), ADDISON'S DISEASE, CUSHING'S SYNDROME, JAUNDICE and HAEMOCHROMATOSIS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Al Qarqaz, of the department of dermatology, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, pointed out that patients with darker skin and acne scars pose a unique challenge because some current treatments "can improve the scars but carry a risk of worsening the pigmentation and making skin/scars darker, which can be as troublesome to patients as their original scars." Indeed, a review of microneedling as a treatment for dermatologie conditions in patients with darker skin noted that conventional resurfacing procedures can be limited in this patient population, because of concerns of adverse effects, including dyspigmentation (J Am Acad Dermatol.
After one month, 25 (50%) test sites and 35 (70%) blister sites showed pigmentation whiles no pigmentation was seen at control sites (Table-2).
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