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Skin Pigmentation Affects Millions

November 15, 2005

Millions of Americans experience a skin pigmentation disorder at some point in their lives, according to the Skin Pigmentation Knowledge Center (SPKC), New York, during the first ever Skin Pigmentation Awareness Week, April 26-May 3. The most common pigment conditions, melasma, solar lentigo and vitiligo, can lead to embarrassment, emotional distress and low self-esteem. Founded by a Galderma Laboratories grant, the SPKC raises awareness of these conditions, encourages people to speak with dermatologists and advocates proper sun protection.
Executives said a recent survey by The Alliance for Aging Research (AAR) found that people are concerned about skin pigmentation conditions, but are not taking measures to prevent them and are unaware of treatment options. Also, clinical investigators for Prospective Investigation Gauging Melasma Reduction found that those who treated their skin pigmentation conditions had a significant improvement in their quality of life, 60% reported feeling less embarrassed by their appearance and more than 25% reported an improvement in social and leisure activities.
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