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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Skin pigmentation: Increased skin pigmentation = more color due to having more pigment in the outermost layer of tissue covering the body.

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
See derm: See dermatologist to discuss treatment options.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
As do we all...: We all have pigmentation (except albinos, whom we should take good care of for other reasons). We are people of all colors, from very light colored sk ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience in Dermatology
Sun, hormones, meds: Most common causes of increased pigmentation are sun exposure, hormones (ie: pregnancy, fertility treatments, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacemen ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: Uvb-nb light treatment may be helpful for some people. However if it is from an autoimmune disorder, then the chances of improvement are unlikely.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Kroumpouzos
31 years experience in Dermatology
Red vascular bump: A red bump, a benign vascular tumor.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. H. william Song
28 years experience in aesthetic Medicine
Yes: Although there is no safe way to permanently change your pigmentation, some topical treatments such as hydroquinone, can cause temporary lightening of ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience in Pathology
Various: Skin pigmentation can be affected by heriditary disorders, drugs, infections, inflammation, sun exposure, skin cancers, immune diseases or even tumors ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience in Dentistry
Probably not: I would suggest seeing a dermatologist for an evaluation.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience in Dermatology
Sometimes...: We generally talk about lupus in 2 categories: systemic and cutaneous (localized in skin). A subtype of cutaneous lupus called discoid lupus can caus ... Read More

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