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    loss of pigment
    dobryden posted:
    Hello everybody. I have a question for those who have a similar or the same problem or know something about it. I've got white circles around my eyes after the past summer 2008 that have not been tanned on the sun. The rest of my body and face has a nice, brown color so I am wondring if I am going through a loss of pigment around my eye area or the problem caused a Loreal Paris cream that I'd been using the year before summer time. I wanted to ask some expert but can't see any opportunity to post the question. Thank you everybody for advice.
    Annie_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi there, A loss of pigment can be caused by several things but you need to see a doctor in person to find out why. Excessive suntanning can cause irregular pigmentation. Another cause of loss of pigmentation is a skin condition called vitiligo. Before you visit your family doctor or a dermatologist (skin care doctor) try using the WebMD search engine to read more about vitiligo and skin pigmentation. - Annie
    Irshad2 responded:
    I think you are suffering from skin condition vitiligo. In vitiligo your skin color lost due to the damage to melanocyte skin cells. What are the causes of vitiligo these may be different for different people. However auto immunity, severe sunburn, inheritance and emotional stress are the most common triggers of lost of pigmentation in skin. Microscopic view of the pigment free white pathces shows that there is no melanin(pigmenting substance) or melanocytes (Cells which produce pigmentation ) in these areas.

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