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Is there a cure for skin pigmentation?

Skin pigmentation

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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!
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Is there any way to reduce skin pigmentation?

Combination Therapy!

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1. Broad spectrum sunblock daily 2. Serial superficial chemical peels, performed by an esthetician or a physician 3. Prescription creams like a retinoid (tretinoin) or fade cream (hydroquinone) 4. Laser treatments by a physician
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Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Yes

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There are several different kinds of lupus. Classic Lupus often presents with a butterfly rash across the nose and cheeks. Cutaneous Lupus may present with a number of different skin lesions. Alopecia (hair loss) may also occur with lupus
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What could cause changes in skin pigmentation?

Sun, hormones, meds

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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.
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Does elidel %1 cream reverse skin pigmentation?

Indirectly

This calms skin inflammation and this will indirectly lighten the skin.
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Dr. Bruce K. Young answered:

Loss of skin pigmentation due to being pregnant?

Not from pregnancy.

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Pregnancy usually increases pigmentation. Loss may be due to vitiligo, a chronic gradually progressive loss of pigment.
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta answered:

What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

Various

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Skin pigmentation can be affected by heriditary disorders, drugs, Infections, inflammation, sun exposure, skin cancers, immune diseases or even tumors of internal organs. You are probably referring to vitiligo, which is essentially a auto-immune condition or to albinism, which is genetic.
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can people with dark skin pigmentation use sunblock?

Yes

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Everyone should use sunscreen. Those with more pigment are less likely to develop skin cancer, but with enough ultraviolet exposure, it is possible. A good, broad-spectrum sunscreen with zinc oxide (eg. Coppertone Faces) applied daily with reduce the chance of premature aging and skin cancer.
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Dr. Cornelia Franz answered:

What is the treatment for skin pigmentation disorder?

Depends

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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 .
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What can cause a dark skin pigmentation on my neck ?

Many things

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Acanthosis nigricans causes dark, velvety patches of skin on the neck & skin folds and since it can be associated with diabetes or other health issues, it is important to have it looked at. Many other causes exist: sun-exposure, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, tinea versicolor, other rashes & even retained dirt (terra firma-forme) are just a few! See a dermatologist.
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