TY - CHAP A1 - Tae-Heung Kim ED1 - Tae-Heung Kim Y1 - 2019-12-18 PY - 2019 T1 - Introductory Chapter: Depigmentation N2 - 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. BT - Depigmentation SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.89099 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.89099 SN - 978-1-83880-321-6 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-20 ER -