Tae-Heung Kim

White-Line Skin Clinic & Research Center

Dr. Tae-Heung Kim graduated from and acquired a doctoral degree (PhD) at Seoul National University College of Medicine. He completed an internship and dermatology residency at Seoul National University Hospital. He moved to the Department of Dermatology, Gyeongsang National University, and was then promoted to Professor and Chairman of Dermatology. In 1996, he did a research sabbatical for two years at the Department of Immunology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In 2003, he started private practice as Director of the White-Line Skin Clinic and Research Center, Changwon, Kyungnam. He is an active member of many international and domestic societies, and was the President of the Korean Society for Vitiligo (2016–2018).

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Depigmentation, lightening of the skin and mucosa, can be caused by local or systemic conditions, and there may be partial or complete loss of pigment. Although depigmented patches may not matter in Caucasians, it is very serious for pigmented skin.Depigmentation can also be a therapeutic goal for cosmetic treatment. Many vitiligo patients who received depigmentation treatment experienced paradoxical jealousy because of their clean white skin. To improve facial blemishes, many people spend their money on laser, chemical peel, and cosmetic treatments. In this book, we focus on two opposite sides of depigmentation: diseases of depigmentation and therapeutic depigmentation presented by global experts.

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