Is Hemosiderin Staining the Same Thing As Hyperpigmentation?
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Hemosiderin staining is different from hyperpigmentation
No , hemosiderin is different from hyperpigmentation. Hemosiderin results from old blood breakdown into the skin from a variety of causes. It is usually reddish brown or purple and difficult to remove. Hyperpigmentation is entirely different. Hyperpigmentation may respond to bleaching creams and treatment.
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