Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications

Volume 3, Issue 3 (November 2013)

ISSN Print: 2161-4105   ISSN Online: 2161-4512

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Camouflage Therapy for Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation on the Face Caused by Fixed Drug Eruption

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DOI: 10.4236/jcdsa.2013.33A2003    4,374 Downloads   6,098 Views  Citations

ABSTRACT

Camouflage therapy has been used for permanent contour and pigmentary defects including telangiectasias, vitiligo, lentigines, nevi, atrophic scars and burn scars. The goal of the therapy is to provide new and innovative ways to normalize the appearance of patients with abnormalities. A variety of cosmetic techniques are used to assist these patients in making their irregularities as inconspicuous as possible. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a frustrating problem afflicting many dermatology patients, particularly on the face. Here we report a case of successful cosmetic camouflage using the theory of complementary colors of light in a patient with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation of the face caused by fixed drug eruption. Our case report supports the idea that camouflage for patients with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation on the face caused by fixed drug eruption improves their quality of life and also supports the idea that camouflage should be part of the after care for patients who have received patch testing.

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T. Kayama, H. Fujii, M. Tanioka and Y. Miyachi, "Camouflage Therapy for Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation on the Face Caused by Fixed Drug Eruption," Journal of Cosmetics, Dermatological Sciences and Applications, Vol. 3 No. 3B, 2013, pp. 8-10. doi: 10.4236/jcdsa.2013.33A2003.

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