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Dr. Monib Zirvi
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Increased Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

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


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Should you avoid sun exposure after electrolysis?

Should you avoid sun exposure after electrolysis?

Electrolysis/sun exp: You should avoid sun exposure for 24 hours after elecrolysis. ...Read more

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Can people with dark skin pigmentation use sunblock?

Can people with dark skin pigmentation use sunblock?

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

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Can I use azaderm (azelaic acid) as an over-the-counter product to remove post acne inflammatory hyperpigmentation red marks?

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

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Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?

Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?

Sunscreen: Sunscreens are still the best option. Try the higher spf numbers. If persisting or getting worse you should see a dermatologist. There are some conditions we can cause discoloration when exposed to sun like rosacea. ...Read more

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How to avoid acne?

How to avoid acne?

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

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Should you avoid sun exposure after doing electrolysis?

Should you avoid sun exposure after doing  electrolysis?

Electrolysis/sun exp: You should avoid sun exposure for 24 hours after elecrolysis. ...Read more

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How to avoid heat rashes from tanning beds?

How to avoid heat rashes from tanning beds?

If you avoid: The tanning bed - you will avoid the heat rashes as well as your risk for skin cancer. ...Read more

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Best makeup for acne prone skin?

Best makeup for acne prone skin?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist. They can tailor their recommendations to your specific skin issues. ...Read more

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How can you reduce hyperpigmentation scars from acne?

How can you reduce hyperpigmentation scars from acne?

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

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Fairness creams to reduce my hyperpigmentation?

Fairness creams to reduce my 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 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

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What methods {homemade cure} inorder to avoid oily skin?

What methods {homemade cure} inorder to avoid oily skin?

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

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Can I use lemon juice to fade acne post marks?

Can I use lemon juice to fade acne post marks?

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

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Does vibramycin (doxycycline) lead to skin hyperpigmentation as a side effect? And if so how to avoid this?

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 more

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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

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