Doctor insights on: Dark spots in hyperpigmentation

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What are the Dermatological treatments for dark spots/hyperpigmentation on legs?

What are the Dermatological treatments for dark spots/hyperpigmentation on legs?

Surgical biopsy: Most Dermatologist realize skin creams and bleaches from caustic Chemicals are not good for the skin or your health. If a spot appears suspicious (large, growing, irregular in shape, mottled in appearance, bloody) then a biopsy to exclude melanoma or other cancer is indictated. If it is small, circular, and looks the same year after year, leaving it alone & wearing sunscreen is your best bet. ...Read more

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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I have itching on the sides of my abdomen only and then hyperpigmentation occurs as dark spots in the same area. Why is this happening?

I have itching on the sides of my abdomen only and then hyperpigmentation occurs as dark spots in the same area. Why is this happening?

Sometimes scratching: Itchy spots results in that area becoming hyper pigmented...a persistent stimulation of skin cells. It is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Other causes could be a fungal problem called tinea versicolor. Acanthosis nigracans is a hyper pigmentation problem but tends to occur in skin folds. Try moisturizing more and possible OTC cortisone cream. If persists, consult a Dermatologist:) ...Read more

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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?

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

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What type of anti-aging treatments are available for hyperpigmentation? I am in my mid-fifties and I started noticing dark age spots on my cheeks and nose a few years ago. They are really starting to bother me. What kind of anti-aging treatments are avail

What type of anti-aging treatments are available for hyperpigmentation? I am in my mid-fifties and I started noticing dark age spots on my cheeks and nose a few years ago. They are really starting to bother me. What kind of anti-aging treatments are avail

Depends on spots: What we term "age spots" include seborrheic keratoses (thick brown bump) and lentigoes (flat brown patch). Both are hereditary and we tend to develop more with time. They can be treated with liquid nitrogen (freezing), lasers, ipl, chemical peels, etc. Treatment choice largely depends on the number of spot and how thick they are. If they are flat sun spots, one can start with a bleaching cream. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See a dermatologist: Zinc and valerian pills are a waste of money. They may also have side effects. You will not solve this on the internet. A dermatologist can sort it out and help you. ...Read more

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Is murad a good product for acne dark spot and hyperpigmentation?

Is murad a good product for acne dark spot and hyperpigmentation?

Spots off: The murad rapid age spot product is what I believe you are referring to contains glycolic acid and 2% hydroquinone which is the allowable over the counter percentage. Dark spot or hyperpigmentation from acne is addressed by three things ideally, tretinoin to exfoliate, hydroquinone to lighten (i prefer 4%) and ipl to ablate the pigment in the lesions. Then sunblock always, always, always. Repeat. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC fade cream for postinflammatory hyperpigmentation spot (dark brown unchanged after month since rednes passed but dark spot stayed?

See a dermatologist: Throw away the zinc and valarian which are useless and may have unpleasant effects. You will get best result from evaluation + treatment by a skin specialist. ...Read more

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Is alpha beta peel can fade away the dark spot cause of liquid nitrogen, sun damaged & hyperpigmentation?

Is alpha beta peel can fade away the dark spot cause of liquid nitrogen, sun damaged & hyperpigmentation?

Glycolic Acid Peels: These alpha/beta (glycolic acid) peels are superficial chemical peels and remove a few layers of dead skin with each peel. Sometimes, after several peels (every 4 weeks) the sun spots, freckles, and pigmentation can lighten sufficiently. You can combine these peels with other topical creams and lighteners to get a better effect. See a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for help. ...Read more

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Any products you would recommenfd to use on not so severe hyperpigmentation and freckles or age spots that just won't go away?

Any products you would recommenfd to use on not so severe hyperpigmentation and freckles or age spots that just won't go away?

Vivite/laser/BBL: Generally sunblocks and scar care creams may help. More specific creams like vivite vibrance may help or bbl or laser treatments may help. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I remove hyperpigmentation spots on my face?

How can I remove hyperpigmentation spots on my face?

Hydroquinone (HQ) +: I find otc hydroquinone based products generally ineffective. Prescription based hq products such as triluma can be effective in many cases of hyperpigmentation. If the hyperpigmentation is due to a deep form of melasma, however, even triluma may not be enough. In difficult cases, proven chemical peels along with rx hq based products and daily sunblock can work for many patients-see your derm md. ...Read more

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What works best for hyperpigmentation? Preferably affordable. I have some under my eyes, might've been eyecream I used. Also spots on cheeks.

What works best for hyperpigmentation? Preferably affordable. I have some under my eyes, might've been eyecream I used. Also spots on cheeks.

Depends: It depends on the depth of pigment in the skin, location, and your skin type. It is best to be seen by a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment recommendation...However, in general hydroquinone and a topical retinoid are very effective. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of the hyperpigmentation spots on my face?

What can I do to get rid of the hyperpigmentation spots on my face?

Hyperpigmentation: It depends what they are due to. Your dermatologist can evaluate the darkening to determine the cause. Usually sunscreen is useful to prevent the darkening from getting worse. In certain types bleaching creams and retina can help. In others a qswitched laser can help. In others ipl treatments can help. ...Read more

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Can Meladerm reduce pink/red/brown (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) spots, from acne that isn't there anymore?

Can Meladerm reduce pink/red/brown (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) spots, from acne that isn't there anymore?

No need for this: You don't likely need lightening agents for for post-acne lesions. They should fade over time as long as you as using a good moisturizer and sun block, like Purpose Lotion. Scarring may indeed be part of your problem; if so, see a dermatologist.
Meladerm contains several things that have not undergone clinical trials. ...Read more

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I have 2 small spots of vitiligo on my back which never grew, is it safe to use lemon and orange facepack for my face hyperpigmentation? Will it affec

I have 2 small spots of vitiligo on my back which never grew, is it safe to use lemon and orange facepack for my face hyperpigmentation? Will it affec

Yes: But I would doubt it would do anything to the pigmentation. There are Rx for it but you will need to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

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