Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation

Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation occurs when an injury or trauma to the skin heals and leaves an area of discolouration behind. The skin cells react to the damage or irritation by making extra melanin (the brown pigment that produces normal skin colour). It is usually caused by acne, breakouts and individuals who pick their skin, it can also be present after surgery. It can appear pink, red, purple or brown depending on the individual’s skin tone.

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