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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashid Khan
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
See a dermatologist.: You should consult a dermatologist who can treat you for pigmentation.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Options...: If you are referring to scars from old skin lesions or wounds then cocoa butter could be used besides medication that would need to be prescribed for ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
17 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Melanocytes control: The basics are controlling sun exposure, good judicious use of sunscreen and hydro quinine at night. After 4-6 weeks of this treatment specific laser ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Haacke
18 years experience in Family Medicine
Pigmentation and CRF: The adrenal glands are positioned directly above the kidneys. As the kidneys are failing, the adrenal glands are also often affected. As the brain t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience in Dermatology
Mole: Mole color is determined by pigment (melanin) deeper in the skin. Sunlight does not effect the mole 's color.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Probably not: This medicine is helpful in preventing new acne lesions, especially if applied consistently. A hydroquinone bleach might fade postinflammatory hyperpi ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Or will not make brown spots darker
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Generally eye color , which is the color of the iris, after two years of age will be constant throughout life. It can fade from some uncommon disease ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience in Plastic Surgery
It can: Liquid nitrogen is sometimes used to freeze off freckles by killing the pigmented cells. Any injury can cause a scar if it is deep enough so be sure ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Shifrin
16 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Maybe: Dark skin people have a higher likelihood of pigmentary changes after skin treatments. There are very good lasers and skin products today that can hel ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick McCleskey
19 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: In patients with darker skin types, any cause of redness or inflammation can heal with darker spots, called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih). ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Gutman
45 years experience in General Surgery
PIH treatment. : Most commonly the marks that are left after an inflammatory acne session is postinflammatory hyperpigmentation or pih. In many cases pih will fade on ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: It can done in the hans of a competent person by the right piece of equipment
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Tanning occurs in the most superficial skin layer which ALWAYS sloughs off! Obviously in darker skinned individuals this may not be as noticeable unle ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Skin lightening: Hydroquinone in various percnetages-mostly commonly 4% lightens dark spots and gives a more even skin tone.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Usually within 2 years.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience in Dermatology
Lighteners: Many lightening agents are available with and without hydroquinone. You need to see your dermatologist to get on the topical lightener thats right for ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Could be either: Taking any drops (like prostaglandins for example)? Allergies?
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Sibley
44 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Treatments: option do include removal and there are 2-3 safe options.. Ask your ophthalmologist...Keep us posted... Dr.Sibley
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A female asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience in Dermatology
Glycolic Acid Peels: These alpha/beta (glycolic acid) peels are superficial chemical peels and remove a few layers of dead skin with each peel. Sometimes, after several p ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Tanning: Sun tanning or tanning salons will not permanently darken your skin.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rian Maercks
17 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: It really depends on the pigment issue and the type of laser. Make sure that you treat with topical pigment suppression for 4-6 weeks before treatmen ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
It may.: This is not a very strong corticosteroid cream so most people will not experience pigment changes with use. Loss of pigment is much more common than i ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Carrison
33 years experience in Emergency Medicine
It can?: Tinea versacolor is the most common type of skin "fungus" that causes color changes. After it is treated the color usually returns to normal. There ... Read More
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