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Can Scratching Skin Cause Hyperpigmentation
Exogenous ochronosis: Higher strengths and persistent, sustained use of hydroquinone (eg 6 months or more) especially in darker skin types are risk factors for exogenous ochronosis. This results in brownish-yellow pigmented globules in the skin's collagen layers. Prevention is key by avoiding excessive use! ...Read more
Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?
My brother has what appears to be hyperpigmentation/dark spots all over his skin. What is the cause? And is there a cure? I think laser treatments?
Let him see a: A primary care dr and a dermatologist. It could be a sign of problems with stomach, intestinal, pancreatic, adrenal problems or tumor (less likely) etcgive us some feedback! ...Read more
Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease? Five years ago, when I was 26, I started to experience the first symptoms of adrenal insufficiency, including hyperpigmentation of the skin. I am no
Sorry.: Sorry. No.Get a more detailed answer ›
Went from no pimples/to severe pimples which left icepick scars and hyperpigmentation. My skin is so hideous now. What caused this?
Acne: Cystic acne may lead to scarring and darkened skin. A dermatologist can treat any active breakouts to avoid future scarring. For existing scarring and darkened areas there are chemicals peels, laser treatments. Injectable fillers or laviv, fading creams, etc. See a dermatologist for a treatment plan. ...Read more
I'm trying to smooth out the hyperpigmentation on my legs caused by insect bites when I was younger. I have olive skin (I'm Filipino) and I scar easy?
Can benzoyl peroxide really cause premature aging of the skin? And will it worsen or prolong the hyperpigmentations of acne? What are the proven side effects of it and how can I avoid it?
Red rashes on 30% body areas, blood clots under skin + finger arthritis + hyperpigmentation on palm, soles, knee + black nodules on legs. Causes?
I want to make my skin peel and flake so new skin comes up faster and hyperpigmentation is gone! How can I do that?!
Hyperpigmentation: There are several ways to help hyperpigmentation. You can use creams containing hydroquinone which may lighten dark spots. You can also get in office chemical peels which may contain acids and brightening products to lighten and peel. The most important essential step is limiting sun exposure and using spf 30 with sunblock. ...Read more
Hyperpigmentation dark spot after contact dermartitis still on skin after almost 3 months. Not changingin.3 months. Why this long and when will it go?
It can happen.: In individuals with lupus and skin involvement, the pattern of inflammation seen microscopically is an interface pattern. Inflammatory cells in this pattern involve the junction of the epidermis and dermis. Melanocytes are located in this area, and the pigmentation of epidermal cells is disrupted. In some individuals, this results in hyperpigmentation; in others, there can be hypopigmentation. ...Read more
Will you still get post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation if you don't let that part of the skin see sunlight for months?
Yes, if prone to it.: Good question! Sunlight does not cause pih, but it can make it worse once it occurs. So pih can still occur on non-sun-exposed skin (if you are prone it) -- but it will go away faster if no sunlight hits it. (or if you wear a good sunscreen lotion every day). ...Read more
I hv hyperpigmentation of my underarm skin since many years. It first started when I used some deo that I soon stopped but dark underarm are still dr?
Dark underarms: Use a skin whitener for your underarms and then use aluminum chloride as your deoderant. ...Read more
My mom has always had bad hyperpigmentation and skin darkening. I used to have clear skin but when I turned 18 my skin started becoming like mom. Help!?
Avoid the sun: Many causes but very common for women is melasma. Heat and sun and hormones make it worse. Use spf 30 or higher with at least 5% zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as soon as you wake up in the am and reapply every 2 hrs plus a hat. There are many bleaching creams out there and chemical peels but must be done under a dermatologist supervision as if not used correctly, can make the pigment worse. ...Read more
It will: The skin will be a darker color than the rest of the skin. ...Read more
Will Alma laser Clearlift plus get rid of dark circles and hyperpigmentation on a light brown skin?
I want a medication name for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation my skin is oilywith some red marks on my face?
Hyperpigmentation: A variety of topical treatments have been used to treat epidermal postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, with varying degrees of success. These agents include hydroquinone, tretinoin cream, corticosteroids, glycolic acid (ga), and azelaic acid. Lightening of hyperpigmented areas may be achieved with a combination of topical creams and gels, chemical peels and sunscreens. ...Read more
Brown skin color. 5 on a scale of 6. I have 2, 3 inch spot of hyperpigmentation from 10yr ago from using epila laser. How do I reverse it?
Unlikely to reverse: It sounds like the hyperpigmented skin is a side-effect from the laser. There are creams that you can buy over the counter to help with sun and age spots, but it is unlikely that your skin tone will return to normal after all this time. In general, the laser therapies result in skin discoloration that commercial advertisements do not disclose. Try the creams first, then see a dermatologist next. ...Read more
What's best OTC cream for postinflammatory hyperpigmentation which is on skin for 1 month and half since redness of dermatitis is gone. Thanks?
Are Fruit acid peels effective & safe for light hyperpigmentation on African American skin? It would be my first peel so I want to make sure.
? %Fruit acid peels: Depends upon the strength in %.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dark spotty rash from waxing face with a body wax. I think its hyperpigmentation. How do I get the skin to peel?
Hyerpigmentation: Please see a Dermatologist, there are creams available to help with your situation. ...Read more
Do your skin peel with a light chemical peel? I'm trying to get rid of hyperpigmentation but only want a light peel. I'm African American
Yes it does: Yes it peels and that is why it is called peel. The chemicals used cause peeling of superficial skin layer. I don't know why you want to go through peel I suggest you consult a Dermatologist for your skin condition as there are other modalities available like Lasers and some creams which may be better option for your skin problem. We don't know how old you are&skin condi ...Read more
Does skin hyperpigmentation after an acne scab go away? My face patches are smooth yet have been there for a month. If they do go away, how long?
I had abnormal skin hyperpigmentation and excessive acne during my early teens that started to disappear as I got older. What could be the reason?
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