Shahin Aghaei

Iran University of Medical Sciences Iran

Shahin Aghaei, MD, graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran, in 2004. He was awarded a dermatopathology fellowship at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2008 by the International Society of Dermatology, followed by a dermatological surgery fellowship at the Medical University of Graz, Austria, in 2010. He is currently an associate professor of dermatology and dermatologic surgery at the School of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Surgical Dermatology in Singapore. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV), American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), International Society of Dermatology (ISD), International Hyperhidrosis Society, and Iranian Society of Dermatology.

Shahin Aghaei

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Skin pigmentation disorder is one of the common skin diseases. In general, skin gets its color from melanin pigment, which is produced by melanocytes in the skin. When these cells are damaged, they can negatively affect melanin production. Pigmentation disorders in the skin are classified as hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation. Hyperpigmentation appears due to increased melanin in the skin. Typical hyperpigmentation disorders include post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, melasma, solar lentigines, freckles, and café au lait macules. These conditions are generally benign but can be distressing to patients. Addison’s disease and some other endocrine disorders may cause diffuse hyperpigmentation. Hypopigmentation is caused by a decrease in melanin production in the skin. Examples of hypopigmentation include vitiligo, albinism, fungal infections, and post-inflammatory hypopigmentation, for example after burns or psoriasis. The nine chapters in this book discuss the latest clinical and therapeutic findings on the most common skin pigmentation disorders and their effect on patients’ quality of life.

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