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Causes Of Hypopigmentation
Not associated: Hypothyroidism causes many symptoms and skin manifestations like hair loss and brittle nails. Typically, when patients are treated, the skin returns to normal over time. In my practice I have not seen a relationship between hypopigmentation and hypothyroidism, nor does hypopigmentation usually improve when treating the thyroid. So other independent causes of hypopigmentation should be sought. ...Read more
Does finacea cause permanent hypopigmentation? I have a white patch that's formed around an area of scaring that I have on my cheek
I have a pink scar that is 7 months old and my skin is brown. If I use silicone sheets will it cause more hypopigmentation? I don't want a white scar
Silicone sheet no us: This pink color scar will gradually change its color and will be very much like your skin color .It may take take few moths to become brown in color. Sillcone sheets is not going to help in any way because this is healed scar and does not need covering .But silicone sheet does not cause hypo pigmentation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hydrocortisone used twice a day cause facial hypopigmentation? and will these return colour with discontinued use?
Is it possible to fix hypopigmentation caused by co2 laser resurfacing? I'm thinking about getting co2 laser treatment for my wrinkles, but I have dark skin. Pigmentation loss would be really obvious. If it happens, would there be a way to fix it?
CO2 laser: Co2 laser resurfacing can be ablative removing the surface of the skin to a set depth in a continuous manner in the area treated. There is also fractional co2 resurfacing. Hypopigmentation is more associated with the continuous co2 rather than fractional. The hypopigmentation can last for a very long time and may be permanent. Fractional co2 is somewhat safer but may still have side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is hypopigmentation a problem for life, or will it change? it was caused by 2nd degree burn 6 months ago.
Burn: At 6 months, the burned area is still healing. There may be some changes in time. ...Read more
Light skin spots: Hypopigmentation or light skin spots, may be diagnosed easily in the office by a machine called a woods lamp. This is like a "black light". Causes of hypopigmentation are a decrease of melanin, melanocytes or the Amino Acid tyrosine. Sometimes a fungus of the skin may cause hypopigmentation so a simple culture of the skin can diagnose the cause. Complete loss of skin pigment is called vitiligo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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