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Abnormal Skin Pigmentation
Sun, hormones, meds: Most common causes of increased pigmentation are sun exposure, hormones (ie: pregnancy, fertility treatments, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacement therapy), and medications (ie: minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, sulfa drugs) or combination thereof. Certain diseases associated with hormonal imbalance such as addison's or cushing's can also cause excess pigment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin color comes from four different pigments present in our skin: 1. Melanin - tans or browns in our skin 2. Carotenes - yellows and oranges 3. Oxygenated hemoglobin (in the arteries) - red 4. Deoxygenated hemoglobin (in the veins) - blue skin color is the ...Read more
Depends: On what the disorder is. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and options. Also consider chinese medicine. I have seen some dramatic improvements with herbs that balance the body ...Read more
I've had an area of skin pigmentation on my neck since birth, and its been growing larger since? Any treatments?
It depends: If the lesion is a congenital mole and is small, it could be surgically removed. Other. ...Read more
Skin pigmentation: There are various disorders of skin pigmentation. Is there a particular one you are concerned with. There are numerous treatments, not necessarily a "cure" per se for various skin pigmentation disorders. Laser therapy is often helpful for many skin pigmentation disorders. Please see your local dermatologist and/or plastic surgeon to discuss these options! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will using a product that inhibits melanin production get rid of all pigmentation in the skin, or will it just prevent tanning?
Could turn white: There is a product known as monobenzyl ether of hydrquinone.If you use it your skin will turn white. You should google it. I believe the brand name is ben a quick. ...Read more
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