NYMC Faculty Publications
Voigt-Futcher Pigmentary Demarcation Lines
Pigmentary demarcation lines (PDLs) are physiological abrupt transitions between hyperpigmented and lighter skin, a common and sometimes troubling feature of normal skin. They are seen in a majority of dark-complexioned women and a substantial percentage of light-complexioned ones too. We review this salient finding and approaches to its management.
Zieleniewski, L., Schwartz, R., Goldberg, D., & Handler, M. (2019). Voigt-Futcher Pigmentary Demarcation Lines. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 18 (3), 700-702. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocd.12884