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Dr. Austina Cho
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Darkening Of Skin (Overview)

When skin starts to darken it can be from bruising, sun damage, skin stains from previous acne, previous injuries, hematomas, spider vein removal, por circulation, aging, and much more. We treat according to the diagnosis.


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Does more drinking of tea cause darkening of skin? I mean production of more melanin?

Does more drinking of tea cause darkening of skin? I mean production of more melanin?

Tea and Skin Color: No, drinking tea or coffee doesn't cause the pigmentation of your skin to change color.
The only things that can cause your skin to darken is a tan of course...Your family genetics and some systemic diseases. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
102 Doctors shared insights

Darkening Of Skin (Overview)

When skin starts to darken it can be from bruising, sun damage, skin stains from previous acne, previous injuries, hematomas, spider vein removal, por circulation, aging, and much more. We treat according to the diagnosis.


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Anyone know anything about treating skin darkening around the neck?

Acanthosis nigricans: The primary aim of treatment is to correct the underlying disease process. Often correcting the underlying cause results in resolution of the lesions, acanthosis nigricans (an)
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stop offending medicines in drug-induced an. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my darkening of the skin?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my darkening of the skin?

Darkening skin: Darkening of your skin color may be due to benign causes such as too much sun exposure, but it can also be due to serious medical problems such as addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency) or hemochromatosis (too much iron in the body). If you are unsure why your skin color has been darker, it would be wise to go see a doctor. The cheapest way to lighten your skin color is to avoid the sun. ...Read more

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Can u suggest me a fairness treatment for my dark skin?

Can u suggest me a fairness treatment for my dark skin?

Sunblock: Some doctors recommend hydroquinone in OTC products and prescription strength available, but there are safety concerns.

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Sun damage and darkening of skin can be prevented with UVA and UVB sunblock and limiting sun exposure to times other than 10am-4pm. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of darkening skin on some parts of body?

How do I get rid of darkening skin on some parts of body?

Many options: Excess pigmentation or hyperpigmentation can be caused by hormones, pregnancy, sun damage, friction, rubbing, injuries or trauma, medications, rash, acne, or procedures. Treatment is with topical bleaching creams, retinoids, glycolic acid, chemical acid peels, microdermabrasion, lasers, ipl. ...Read more

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How can I prevent the darkening of skin from sun tan?

How can I prevent the darkening of skin from sun tan?

Sunblock: Sunblock is the cornerstone of management and prevention is the key. Once it has developed there are a variety of bleaching agents that can be used that combine varying proportions of retin-a, hydroquinone, kojic acid and topical steroids. On occasion chemical peels with glycolic acid may also help. Lastly laser resurfacing is an option but not without more risk. See your dermatologist for options. ...Read more

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I go swimming at 11 am. What can I apply on skin to avoid skin darkening since the exposed area of skin has become really dark?

Sunscreen: A mineral based sunscreen such as neutrogena pure & free spf50 or aveeno (oatmeal) mineralblock can help prevent sun damage which leads to the darkening of the skin. Apply and adequate amount and wear sun protective clothing and stay in the shade as much as possible. ...Read more

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Does genetic play any role in skin darkening when exposed to sun?

Does genetic play any role in skin darkening when exposed to sun?

Yes: Yes everything that we are has to do with genetics. If your skin is a darker hue then you will tan faster. If you are a redhead with white skin please stay out of the sun. ...Read more

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I've been taking oral antibiotics for 8 years after every 1 month gaps. And had done 8 times of peeling. So, is there any risk of skin darkening?

Antibiotic risk: That's a lot of antibiotics! If you are taking them for a medical condition and followed by a doctor then you should discuss the skin peeling issue with your doctor. There is a serious and rare side effect on the skin that can occur with certain antibiotics. Another problem with chronic antibiotic use is resistance of the bacteria. Pigment change of skin is possible if peel repeatedly. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: darkening of skin?

What is the definition or description of: darkening of skin?

Tanning: When skin starts to darken it can be from bruising, sun damage, skin stains from previous acne, previous injuries, hematomas, spider vein removal, por circulation, aging, and much more. We treat according to the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I prevent the darkening of skin from sun tan?

Sunblock: Sunblock is the cornerstone of management and prevention is the key. Once it has developed there are a variety of bleaching agents that can be used that combine varying proportions of retin-a, hydroquinone, kojic acid and topical steroids. On occasion chemical peels with glycolic acid may also help. Lastly laser resurfacing is an option but not without more risk. See your dermatologist for options. ...Read more

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What causes darkening itchy skin. Seems like it started a year ago after vacation in miami. Hair also thinning and dry. Any suggestions?

What causes darkening itchy skin. Seems like it started a year ago after vacation in miami. Hair also thinning and dry. Any suggestions?

Darkening of skin: Yes virginia sun exposure in southery climes can darken and dry out skin. A major endocrine problem affecting the skin and hair is adrenal insufficiency. The best established change in skin color with hypothyroidism is a yellowing of the skin from a build up of carotene. Hyperthyroidism does not change skin coloration. ...Read more

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Does more drinking of tea cause darkening of skin? I mean production of more melanin?

Tea and Skin Color: No, drinking tea or coffee doesn't cause the pigmentation of your skin to change color.
The only things that can cause your skin to darken is a tan of course...Your family genetics and some systemic diseases. ...Read more

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Does isotretinoin cause irreversible sun damage? Will it cause permanent darkening of skin due to sun exposure?

Does isotretinoin cause irreversible sun damage? Will it cause permanent darkening of skin due to sun exposure?

Not likely: Topical Isotretinoin is well known to cause photosensitivity (easy burning) from bright sun light exposure. This will cause temporary redness and soreness, but not permanent change. Interestingly, Isotretinoin and other so-called retinoid agents have been successfully used for years to actually help reverse chronic sun damage. ...Read more

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Terrible scratching, itching near and around private parts. Please help. Skin darkening and skin getting spoilt burning still the itching not going.

Terrible scratching, itching near and around private parts. Please help. Skin darkening and skin getting spoilt burning still the itching not going.

Sounds Like....: You have a yeast infection. We often call this jock itch in men. There are plenty of effective medications to treat this over the counter and available without a doctor's prescription. ...Read more

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Slight darkening of skin around my buttocks crack. Not really itchy, but I don’t know where it came from. I am a Type 1 Diabetic who has been diagnose?

Slight darkening of skin around my buttocks crack. Not really itchy, but I don’t know where it came from. I am a Type 1 Diabetic who has been diagnose?

Some Darkening: Or other color differences between the buttocks and around the genitals can be normal and changes can occur with age. If this is a recent change, and because you are concerned, have it evaluated by your MD. Chances are good that it is nothing of major concern but being diabetic means you need to be diligent in watching for any changes! ...Read more

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Can doxycycline cause: facial swelling, skin peeling around fingernails, mild darkening of skin on face? Took for 5 days, then stopped.

Can doxycycline cause: facial swelling, skin peeling around fingernails, mild darkening of skin on face? Took for 5 days, then stopped.

Doxycycline: This is a complicated question. Let me guide you to drugs. Com and you can then access Doxycycline and read about it yourself. Facial swelling can be due to allergic reaction. The darkening skin may be due to the sensitivity to sun induced by tetracyclines. Doubt that the skin peeling around fingernails is related, but might be part of an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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I am an african and I have dark skin. I also have mild forehead and cheek acne. Is a benzoyl peroxide a good product to use without darkening my skin?

I am an african and I have dark skin. I also have mild forehead and cheek acne. Is a benzoyl peroxide a good product to use without darkening my skin?

Yes: Benzoyl peroxide helps many people with acne. Acne will darken your skin in spots. Control of acne will reduce this. It will not darken your skin. It will bleach clothing, towels, & sheets. Be careful to keep it off any nice fabrics. Proactiv is an expensive brand. 2% or 5% will help. All of the forms are drying. If this is a problem, wash off after an hour and use a cream for dry skin. ...Read more

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Breakout every 4-7 weeks in lesions, abrasions, leaves scars and purple bruises. Entire body. Minor burn/ itching and spots darkening in skin. Ideas?

Breakout every 4-7 weeks in lesions, abrasions, leaves scars and purple bruises. Entire body. Minor burn/ itching and spots darkening in skin. Ideas?

Skin is being weird: I would get to a doctor with this right away. Especially with it leaving scars, you want to get to the bottom of what's going on, even if it's something as simple as acne. Other things that come to mind include staph infections, drug allergies, or other less common systemic skin allergies. ...Read more

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Darkening of the skin from diabetes?

Darkening of the skin from diabetes?

Dark skin: There is a condition called acanthosis that darken the skin in people who have diabetes. ...Read more

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Darkening of the skin after waxing normal?

Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, and reactions to medications. ...Read more

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What causes darkening of the skin during dialysis?

What causes darkening of the skin during dialysis?

Urochromes and: Middle molecules. These are substances that normally are filtered out by your kidney but not by the dialysis machine. ...Read more

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What leads to darkening of my skin?

What leads to darkening of my skin?

Sun damage: Aging and sun damage cause darkening of the skin. Moles and lesions can also lead to this and mucosal areas can also darken with time. Everyone has a different amount of melanin in the skin and this is a genetic issue when some people get darker than others. Use sunscreen and remember a t shirt is the equivalent of spf 15 and usually sunscreen should be applied under clothes. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about darkening of the skin?

How much should I worry about darkening of the skin?

Skin Darkening: If you have darkening of the skin under your arms, breasts, groin or any skin fold areas, that is called acanthosis nigricans and is due to elevated insulin. It is a usually due to Insulin resistance or diabetes but can be related to more serious problems. It would be good have your physician check. ...Read more