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Yes: 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. ...Read more
Can I use azaderm (azelaic acid) as an over-the-counter product to remove post acne inflammatory hyperpigmentation red marks?
Won't work: It's not a bad option for preventing new lesions from forming. The red and/or pigmented lesions need to fade over time. If you are still getting lesions, and topical agents aren't clearing them, please get with your physician. ...Read more
Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?
Get older: Forgive my frankness. Nobody understands why one person gets acne and the other doesn't. Looking for a cause is almost never helpful. It's not diet (the link with milk is weak, others even weaker), touching your face, or enjoying your body. Manage your acne with topical benzoyl peroxide or retinoic acid and if you need to add prescription-strength Rx with your physician, don't hesitate. ...Read more
How to make minor facial burn for salicylic acid heal fast and avoiding post inflammatory hyper pigmentation?
Light/acid/peels: Best is to NOT self treat! Use Aquafor ointments... ...Read more
Besides Retin A, (tretinoin) Ambi Fade, or Triamcinolone Acetonide what can be used to fade hyperpigmented skin? I'd like to remove ingrown scars on my thighs.
Hyperpigmentation: Try using 4 percent glycolic acid as a lightener ...Read more
First control acne: Acne is a complex disease treated with a variety of approaches ranging from topical anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, as well as hormonal, medical regimens and surgery. Each case is individually treated and it is difficult to recommend a single cure. See a dermatologist first. ...Read more
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 medicines, like hydroquinone, 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
Will tretinoin cream helps to fade or remove post acne boxcar scars ?? Or anything else is preferable ??
Toils of Oily Skin: As there is no "one" remedy better than another, it is best to find what suits you. Most soaps can be very drying which results in excess oil production by the skin. Avoid excess use of these. You can't "avoid" oily skin if you have it, but you can manage it. Plain tap water with some fresh squeezed lemon juice can help but this can sensitize you to the sun. Be careful if outdoors frequently. ...Read more
Is sunless self tan lotion ok to use after sclerotherapy for color-A natural glow moisturizer? How long is skin highly sensitive to sun after & SPF?
It won't work: Let them fade naturally and do what you must to keep new lesions from forming. If topical benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you are old enough to make an appointment with a competent physician for prescription-strength remedies. Acne is a non-lifestyle-related, serious, chronic disease that's always manageable, and you deserve effective treatment, not made-up internet stuff. ...Read more
Does vibramycin (doxycycline) lead to skin hyperpigmentation as a side effect? And if so how to avoid this?
Vibramycin (doxycycline): Tetracycline antibiotics can cause hyperpigmentation of the skin - sun exposure sometimes worses this as does the higher the dose of medication. It can also cause tooth discoloration and is best avoided in children until they have their secondary teeth in place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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