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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss Dr. Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
24 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Dr. Monib Zirvi
205 doctors shared insights

Increased Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

Increased skin pigmentation = more color due to having more pigment in the outermost layer of ...Read more


Dr. Edward Keuer Dr. Keuer
Dermatology
years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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What causes hyperpigmentation?

What causes hyperpigmentation?

Skin darkening: Unfortunately there are many types of hyperpigmentation, so the answer is difficult. Post-inflammatory (after a rash or injury) types are common, but there are also endocrine (hormonal), syndromic (genetic), and metabolic or disease associated types. This is, however, a very brief list. More information would help. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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How is hyperpigmentation treated?

How is hyperpigmentation treated?

Avoid sun, peels, ++: There are a variety of techniques to address hyperpigmentation with avoidance bing the best approach using sunblocks. Certain hormone therapies or oral contraceptives may predispose vulnerable individuals. Minimizing inflammation is also key to preventing hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Vipond Dr. Vipond
Facial Plastic Surgery
15 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Any home remedies for hyperpigmentation?

Any home remedies for hyperpigmentation?

Sunscreen, Retinols: In treating hyperpigmentation, it is extremely important to minimize sun exposure through sun protection and sunscreen. Products containing retinols may help to even pigmentation. There are a number of prescription medicines that help reduce excess pigment. A newer product called elure contains lignin peroxidase a natural chemical found in trees that bleaches the color of tree bark. ...Read more

Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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What causes hyperpigmentation in children?

Inflammation: Any rash can inflame the basal layer of skin where the pigment cells are and cause the pigment to drop into the dermis causing hyperpigmentation. This will resolve with time but can be diminished with prescription creams. ...Read more

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener Dr. Bronfenbrener
Dermatology
5 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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What are the symptoms of hyperpigmentation?

What are the symptoms of hyperpigmentation?

Dark spots: Hyperpigmentation refers to areas of skin that appear to be darker than the patients normal skin color. Hyperpigmentation is usually a brown or black color. ...Read more

Dr. David Sire Dr. Sire
Dermatology
50 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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How do symptoms of hyperpigmentation begin?

How do symptoms of hyperpigmentation begin?

Following irritation: The body forms increased amounts of pigment from a variety of mechanisms. Some are hormonal like melasma or related to endocrine diseases like adrenal gland dysfunction or liver disease. Other causes are side effects from medications or genetic diseases. Most of what we see clinically is caused by sun damage. ...Read more

Dr. Jennifer Haley Dr. Haley
Dermatology
19 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How can I get help for my hyperpigmentation?

How can I get help for my hyperpigmentation?

Go away dark spots: Hyperpigmentation may be caused by chronic inflammation. I al ways imagine that any time there is inflamm, the melanocytes (pigment cells) flock to the area thinking there is a party going on and just dont leave. I like rx hydroquinone and retinoids plus sunscreen. Sunscreen and hats are the most important thing. I love obagi nuderm for this and there are botanicals too but don't work as well. ...Read more

Dr. Todd Sisto Dr. Sisto
Breast Surgery
33 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What can you tell me about hyperpigmentation?

It's hard to beat: Usually worse after pregnancy and his hormone-related-markedly exacerbated by the sun, can be to some extent prevented by long-term tretinoin use-can be improved with hydroquinone. ...Read more

Dr. David Sire Dr. Sire
Dermatology
50 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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When do people begin getting hyperpigmentation?

When do people begin getting hyperpigmentation?

Depends on cause: If you are speaking of the common melasma that so many women get, it usually begins in teenage years or early adulthood associated with hormones and sun exposure. We see if frequently begin with birth control pills or pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Bader Dr. Bader
Dermatology
23 years in practice
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
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Could you please help me clear my hyperpigmentation?

Could you please help me clear my hyperpigmentation?

Dark Spot Treatment: First of all, there are several causes for dark spots. Dark spots caused from skin injury, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, can be treated with the following: - hydroquinone 2% (available without a prescription) to 8% (prescription only) - tretinoin (retin a), which works best in conjunction with hydroquinone - Azelaic Acid (azelex)- used in pregnant woman as an alternative to hydroquinone. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Eilerman Dr. Eilerman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
16 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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What is the cause of hyperpigmentation? Is it serious?

Can be: Hyperpigmentation can be the result of excess acth production. The gene that codes of acth also codes for the trigger for pigment formation. Acth is high when the pituitary makes too much (in cushing's disease) or if the adrenal glands fail (in addison's disease). ...Read more

Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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Can hyperpigmentation be on the left side of your body only?

Yes: A rash or infection or injury could have caused hyperpigmentation. It can also be a variant of a type of birth mark or nevus which is deeper in the skin and would be difficult even with laser to remove. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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Hydroxychlorquin caused hyperpigmentation what is the manegement?

Stop it: Unless you have no alternative or unless you tolerate the pigmentation. You neglected to indicate the reason for using it, the dose, or the duration. ...Read more

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Dr. Franklyn Gergits Dr. Gergits
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Are there any OTC medications that I can take for hyperpigmentation?

Hyper pigmentation: hello, depending on the location, a short course of OTC mild cortisone cream may help. Use it sparingly 2-3/day for no longer than 14 days. A skin care specialist may recommend a laser treatment like we use in our office. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I'm afraid i may have hyperpigmentation due to squeezing blemishes. Is this possible and if so how can it be solved. ?

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

Dr. Keimun Slaughter Dr. Slaughter
Facial Plastic Surgery
8 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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How long does it take for hyperpigmentation marks to disappear completely? What can I use to eliminate them much faster?

Weeks to months: Hyperpigmentation marks can take several weeks to months to disappear and vary depending on the cause for the pigment changes such as sun damage or post inflammatory changes whether from surgery or trauma for example. A good skin care regimen with moisturizers, gentle cleansers and exfoliants with the addition of quality sunblocks can expedite the process. ...Read more

Dr. Forrest Jones Dr. Jones
Family Medicine
years in practice
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How to stop hyperpigmentation? It occurs to some areas on my body even though I am cleaning my body everyday and scrubbing every the other day.

Get checked: Your hyperpigmentation is apparently not a hygiene issue. Not sure what it is, but there may be an allergy, medication reaction, or hormonal issue, among other considerations. Do see a clinician, get checked, & find out for sure. Hope that helps. ...Read more

Dr. David Sire Dr. Sire
Dermatology
50 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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How to treat hyperpigmentation?

Topical bleaching: Usually hyperpigmentation is treated with topical bleaching agents. The most effective has been a combination of tretinoin, hydroqinone and a topical steroid. See your dermatologist for a thorough evaluation to see if this is appropriatef for you. ...Read more

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
242 doctors shared insights

Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

Hyperpigmentation means that there is increased color of ...Read more