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Hypopigmentation is the loss of skin color. It is caused by melanocyte or melanin depletion, or a decrease in the amino acid tyrosine, which is used by melanocytes to make melanin.
Often, hypopigmentation can be brought on by laser treatments; however, the hypopigmentation can be treated with other lasers or light sources.
It is seen in:
- ^ Reszko A, Sukal S, Geronemus R. "Reversal of Laser-Induced Hypopigmentation with a Narrow Band UVB Light Source in a Patient with Skin Type VI". Dermatol Surg. 34:1-4. 2008