Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Pigmentation Disorders

Shahin Aghaei

Iran University of Medical Sciences

Associate Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, lead author or contributor to nearly 60 articles published in international dermatology journals, and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Surgical Dermatology in Singapore.


Melanoma Post-inflammatory Hyperpigmentation Albinism Piebaldism Vitiligo Pityriasis Alba Laser Therapy Cosmetic Coverage Drug Reactions Skin Sensitivity Quality of Life Team Therapy

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This book is intended to be about pigmentation disorders and will aim to include several topics: the first topic is “common hyperpigmentation disorders”. This includes lesions such as melasma, sun-induced lentigo, café-au-lait macules, moles, and malignant melanoma. In the second category “congenital hypopigmented disorders”, diseases such as albinism, piebaldism, hypomelanosis of Ito, and tuberous sclerosis are placed. The third topic is “common and acquired disorders of hypopigmentation”, where diseases such as vitiligo, tinea versicolor, and tinea alba are discussed. The fourth topic is the “treatment of hyper- and hypopigmented disorders”. Types of treatment include sunscreens, hydroquinone, skin peels, retinoids, azelaic acid, laser and IPL therapy, skin surgery, and depigmentation therapy.
The fifth topic is “complications and drug side effects in the treatment of pigmentation disorders”. These include drug allergies, hyper- and hypopigmentation, persistent skin depigmentation, scars, skin burns, and the potential for skin cancer and skin lymphoma. The last topic is called “coping and support along with skin pigmentation diseases”. Increase the quality of life, psychotherapy, team therapy, and asking for understanding and support from family members.

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Date completed: April 5th 2022

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Expected publication date: December 31st 2022

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About the editor

Shahin Aghaei

Iran University of Medical Sciences

Shahin Aghaei, MD, graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran, in 2004. He was awarded a fellowship from the International Society of Dermatopathology (ISD) from Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic, in 2008 and a fellowship of Dermatologic Surgery from the Medical University of Graz, Austria, in 2010. He is currently editor in chief of the Journal of Surgical Dermatology in Singapore and associate professor of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at Iran University of Medical Sciences School of Medicine, Tehran, Iran. He is also a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Dermatology, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, International Society of Dermatology, International Hyperhidrosis Society, and Iranian Society of Dermatology.

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