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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to he ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hoffmann
37 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes that's normal: Changes in temperature can affect the small blood vessels or capillaries in the skin. When you get exposed to cold these vessels will shrink or constr ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Davis
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
3 steps: Cleanse well...Exfoliate...And ...Hydrate..There are many different products that can do these things. Find the ones that are good for you and afford ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Not aware: Probably high intake of any product may cause skin irregularities but within reasonable quantities, I am of aware of sugar causing specific skin chan ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Usually the opposite: Usually chronically itchy skin can hyper or hypopigment. Not the other way around.
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 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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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Genes/Sun/Hormones: And a host of other factors.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Yee
31 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Stretch marks: The most significant change my patients have complained about is stretch marks.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Melasma is the name for the dark splotches than can appear on the face. Stretch marks come from tension on the skin. Acne is common from all the hormo ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Levin
15 years experience in Dermatology
Many reasons: Skin color changes can occur for a variety of reasons. A person may look yellow because of liver problems, bruised because of blood disorders, or red ... Read More
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes, but: Yes, but, use moisturizer. If mole still looks abnormal, see derm for exam.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Sallow complexion: Dialysis shouldn't change the color of one's skin. As patients approach needing dialysis, the skin can turn a non-shiny yellow/brown, which is ca ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
46 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Skin pigmentation: The skin on the face, especially the cheeks can become hyper pigmented or "stained" when on birth control pills. This is potentially increased with ex ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Sometimes: It is possible. Any condition that can promote the obstruction of skin pores can certainly lead to. The development of acne lesions.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Dark Thighs: Dark thighs can be caused by: obesity, friction, sun exposure, hormonal imbalance, pregnancy, medications, and acanthosis nigricans.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Not much: You need to recognize that all acne is manageable with today's scientific rx. If you can't keep it under control with topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/d ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. S. Smiley Thakur
30 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Sallow complexion: Dialysis shouldn't change the color of one's skin. As patients approach needing dialysis, the skin can turn a non-shiny yellow/brown, which is cal ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Color changes: Yes your areolae and nipples may get darker due to hormonal changes.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Skin darkening: Your skin may be naturally light or dark depending on how much melanin your skin produces. Changes in melanin production can be due to a variety of co ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes it may : These conditions are commonly referred to as melas a or chloasma.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
No : But lower spf may not be enough protection.
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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

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