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which hormone increases pigmentation of the skin

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Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Skin color hormone: Melanin is the primary cause of darkening skin color. Other pathologic conditions that can darken the skin include diabetes (hyperinsulinemia causes a ... Read More
Dr. David Geffner
54 years experience Endocrinology
ACTH: Or parts of the molecule.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes: Addison disease, hemochromatosis, argyria, increase skin tone. Phenylketonuria causes lighter skin and hair. Poor health often increases pigmentatio ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Berger
41 years experience Dermatology
Not able: I do not know of any way to do this and not sure is a good idea any way.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience 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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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Not a known effect: This is not a reported effect of Cetrizine.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sun: Most likely from sun exposure which stimulates the melanin to be produced at certain areas especially noticeable in people with freckles.
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Dr. Carlos Barrera
38 years experience Endocrinology
Lip lesion: The question is if this lesion is new or old. Although melanoma is more often seen in the lower lip it can still be found on the upper lip. One might ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick McCleskey
20 years experience 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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Dr. Marya Cassandra
20 years experience Dermatology
Combination Therapy!: 1. Broad spectrum sunblock daily 2. Serial superficial chemical peels, performed by an esthetician or a physician 3. Prescription creams like a retino ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Stile
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Obagi: Obagi skin care is great for reducing pigmentation as well as helping improve texture and tone of the skin.

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