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Dark Tanning Spf2 Medication
Just less contrast: Tanning is a mistake to try to cover dark spots. The dark spots can also get darker with increased pigment. Tanning just some times makes the contrast less noticeable for a short time. Address the biologic reason for the dark spots. If they are nevi, then tanning can increase the risk of skin cancer. Chemical lighteners or laser can work on certain pigmented areas. Pregnancy hormones can darken. ...Read more
My dads skin has been getting very dark over the past few months. He is about 60. He does not go tanning or anything out of the ordinary. Cause?
Should get checked: IF he is getting dark skin and is not tanning or putting something on to darken the complexion she then should get a work up. I would start with an internist and dermatologist. It may be due to an endocrine issue. There are also some skin presentations of systemic diseases that present as a darkening of the skin ...Read more
Cosmelan: Cosmelan® depigmentation treatment action mechanism is based on the inhibition of tyrosinase, a basic enzyme in the melanin formation process. Several of the substances present in the cosmelan® formula act by blocking this enzyme, or even by inverting the metabolic process of the transformation chain. ...Read more
Why my daughter 10 and a 1/2 years old suddenly her whole body color got a lot Darker. What are the possible medical internal causes. No exposure to sun or tanning.
Is there anyway i can make my skin darker? Without sun beds? Or tanning lotions? I don't want to ruin my skin
I've a difusal white spots on my back. Tested for fungi, it was -. While tanning, spots stay white for a while, after a few days, they become a lil darker?
My right leg is slightly darker than my left leg when i'm sitting. I don't go tanning. Should i be concerned?
Possibly vascular.: If this difference in appearance of the legs is only associated with a particular body position, this suggests a possible vascular cause (blood vessel; either venous or arterial). It would be prudent to schedule a visit with a physician for a careful history and physical examination. It may be that as a result of this evaluation, further studies may be needed to completely understand this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 18, recently, my entire face is much darker. I always use spf30+ sunscreen, and i haven't been tanning. Is this due to hormones or something else?
Possible: To have something to cause the tanning. You should see your doctor( not ob) for a thorough exam to make certain it is general tanning not just in sun exposed areas. If it is general tanning a work up is in order. If it turns out it is sun exposure you may need a better type of sunscreen . Technology is advancing. A good medical a esthitician can help you with that product selection. Wear indoors? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My skin exposed to sun is very dark than rest of my body, is it bcz of deficiency of something, any good way to get rid of this tanning.
I went to a tanning bed (for the first or second time in over a year), and after, I have blotchy, darker patches on the back of both of my legs. I am currently on Skyla (an IUD), and I had used some Clindamycin gel on my legs the night before. I'm not pos
Danger: What if I told you it were cancer? It's not, but that's what the tanning bed will give you, many years after exposure, skin cancer. Consider spray tan instead. Your current ailment is likely due to irregular application of whatever you applied to your legs within the last 24 hours, or the parlor doesn't clean and disinfect the beds between uses. See MD if blotches persist. ?fungal? Zmd ...Read more
No: Tanning is not safe and is not recommended for anyone. It increases the risk of skin cancer and accelerates facial and body aging. Sunscreen with titanium and zinc can help protect you from uva and uvb rays, but avoiding sun exposure is best. Spray tanning and tanning lotions are a reasonable alternative to achieve a bronzed look, but they may not be safe for pregnant/ lactating women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Vitiligo is a difficult problem to treat. While many things including tanning solutions have been tried, none of them work very well. Its hard to color skin that is missing the ability to create pigment. Efforts almost always fall short of satisfactory results, especially if large areas of skin are involved. Derm may help some.For some people, the best treatment is to try to bleach the normal skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure!: Hey, I think this myself. It's a cultural issue. When I see teenage girls who want to be tan in my practice I say Go for it! But be sure and use the self tanners! They work great to give you the tanned look you want. You can control the color easily. They are inexpensive and you have no tan lines to deal with. Last but not least, you re protecting yourself from deadly skin cancer! ...Read more
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Don't!: This is simple. Don't do it! When I see teenage girls who want to be tan in my practice I say Go for it! But be sure and use the self tanners! They work great to give you the tanned look you want. You can control the color easily. They are inexpensive and you have no tan lines to deal with. Last but not least, you re protecting yourself from deadly skin cancer! ...Read more
Only once for some: Sometimes- only once. Yes, tragically I am serious. ...Read more
See your doctor: It is possible to get hand and arm and face hyperpigmentation from taking hormones or having hormonal changes. It is a good idea to have your doctor check this and make sure it is benign and then after a proper diagnosis start laser therapy to decrease the color or bleaching cream. Hope it is easily reversed. ...Read more
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