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hyperpigmentation

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Excess pigmentation, especially of the skin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The darkening of an area of skin or nails, caused by increased melanin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An excess of pigmentation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. unusual darkening of the skin

Etymologies

hyper- +‎ pigmentation (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Heating the melanin in the skin with a laser like this also led to hypo pigmentation and hyperpigmentation, which is the darkening or lightening of the skin.

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  • And there are brown spots, or postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is common in darker skin.

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  • Eve Pearl used a dual foundation and salmon concealer to cover Shaina's hyperpigmentation while remaining true to her rich, natural color.

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  • After blending the foundation with a damp non-latex sponge, Eve used a salmon-hued concealer to cover the hyperpigmentation around her mouth and under her eyes.

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  • Hydroquinone is outlawed in most countries outside the United States, and rightfully so, as the strong and toxic chemical may fade the hyperpigmentation fast but the slightest amount of sun exposure, even when using SPF, will make the discoloration come back tenfold.

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  • The folks at Latisse stayed calm, explaining Claire hasn't "experienced skin hyperpigmentation."

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  • She applied a dab of Prince Reigns, a serum that prevents ingrown hairs and razor bumps and also helps with discoloration and hyperpigmentation.

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  • Types 4 and 5 tend to be of Hispanic, African-American or Asian ethnicities, and are often more prone to hyperpigmentation, as is Type 6.

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  • Often, blackheads on the nose are just hair follicles, so trying to extract something from them is ineffectual and could cause scarring or hyperpigmentation.

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  • WHAT A DOCTOR CALLS THEM: infraorbital hyperpigmentation although this refers to just one cause of the problem, pigmented skin

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