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Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo = autoimmune disease which destroys melanocytes resulting in ...Read more


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Can white people get vitiligo or skin darkening?

Can white people get vitiligo or skin darkening?

Vitiligo: Vitilgo is an auto immune disorder where your bodys immune cells attack the dark pigment cells in your skin. It coccurs in all kinds of people, but looks the worst in people with dark skin, since the vitiligostands out against the darker regular skin background.. There is no cure, and treatment is difficult. Darker spots on the skin is the opposite of vitiligo, and can occur from a burn or injury. ...Read more

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What can people with vitiligo do to even out skin pigmentation?

What can people with vitiligo do to even out skin pigmentation?

Dermatologists: Dermatologists would provide several options: using Protopic ointment, uva-uvb treatment and skin graft. ...Read more

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How can we convince young people that pale skin is beautiful, to decrease skin cancer?

How can we convince young people that pale skin is beautiful, to decrease skin cancer?

Sunscreen, check-up.: Sunscreen and less intense sunlight exposure can really help lower risk of skin cancer. Frequent check-ups with your doctor/dermatologist also help greatly. ...Read more

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Are people with or is it people without Vitiligo are resistant to depigmentation with Monobenzone? Are people with Vitiligo resistant to Monobenzone?

Monobenzone: Ultraviolet B and psoralen-ultraviolet A (PUVA) are used to repigment skin that still has functioning melanocytes. in the white patches. To bleach and blend surrounding skin to match the white skin with no functional or no detectable pigment cells, calls for an assessment by a board certified dermatologist expert in vitiligo. Monbenzone is used in the skin with active functional pigmentation. ...Read more

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Do some people get allergic reactions to blonde hair toners?

Do some people get allergic reactions to blonde hair toners?

Yes: Contact dermatitis can occur with hair dyes, blonde toners and even developer although the chemicals may vary. Patch testing by an allergist or dermatologist can help identify the allergen. ...Read more

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Scars - does anyone have a treatment for mixed race people who tend to scar easily and permanently?

Scars - does anyone have a treatment for mixed race people who tend to scar easily and permanently?

Yes: Although a consultation with a qualified doctor is necerrary, application of retinoic acid early in the healing process can be helpful. For mature scars a similar treatment combined with judicious laser treatment can help. ...Read more

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Can people who has vitiligo get laser hair removal done?

Can people who has vitiligo get laser hair removal done?

Yes: Actually the lighter skin makes it safer as long as hair is relatively dark. ...Read more

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How do the korean women have such beautiful skin?

Skin : In general terms, those women and society's that place an emphasis on sun protection and avoid excess sun are able to maintain healthy skin. ...Read more

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Can people who live in Florida get skin cancer even when using a sunscreen? Yes/No?

Can people who live in Florida get skin cancer even when using a sunscreen? Yes/No?

Sure: People all over the world can get skin cancer, with or without sunscreen. Sunscreen helps prevent the types of skin cancer that are increased by increasing sun exposure, but "helps prevent" only means it lowers a person's chances of getting those skin cancers. The cancers can still occur. ...Read more

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Can someone help me with some methods to get fair complexion?

Can someone help me with some methods to get fair complexion?

?: I'm not sure i completely understand the question but if you would like to prevent your skin from getting darker make sure to apply sunscreen everyday and throughout the day. Make sure not to go out into the sun between 10-4, and wear sun-safe clothing. I hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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Can african americans have natural blue eyes?

Can african americans have natural blue eyes?

Yes: If there is gene on both sides of the parents (even if they have brown eyes they both can carry a recessive blue eye gene) and the child gets both these recessive genes (one from each parent), then they get blue eyes. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of vitiligo for teens?

Vitiligo: Unfortunately, there is no cure for vitiligo. There are many cosmetic products which can be formulated to match your skin tone to cover the color differences and make the vitiligo less noticeable. A local dermatologist will likely have resources for these products. ...Read more

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How can overweight people get rid of hyper pigmentation on there neck the natural way?

How can overweight people get rid of hyper pigmentation  on there neck the natural way?

Acanthosis nigricans: A sign of insulin resistance. Check for diabetes. Increase exercise. Control weight. Avoid sugar. Work with your Dr. After delivery, work hard to control weight. There is nothing more natural-----or more effective-----than that. ...Read more

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Can people with vitiligo get laser hair removal?

Can people with vitiligo get laser hair removal?

Yes: But it may not be effective because most lasers target the pigment in the hair follicle. ...Read more

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It possible for someone with naturally pale skin who sunburns easily to ever get a real tan?

No, give it up!: If you have light skin and try to tan you will get freckles and eventually wrinkles and possibly skin cancer. Use good sunblock and a self tanning lotion or spray. ...Read more

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How to get rid blackheads and some acnes? I've redish acne scar, can't make it fade, help? And anyone who know about nigella sativa(habbatus sauda)?

How to get rid blackheads and some acnes? I've redish acne scar, can't make it fade, help? And anyone who know about nigella sativa(habbatus sauda)?

Facial first: Get a facial first but medications such as retinoids or salicylic acid may be beneficial to diminish recurrences. For this, seek the advice of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of some vitiligo spots?

A dermatologist...: ...Has several treatment options at his/her disposal. But be advised that vitiligo is difficult to treat, and sometimes does not respond to treatment at all. The sooner you seek treatment, the better your chance of a successful result. ...Read more