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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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. Ana Adelstein
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) correct hyperinsulinaemia through diet and medication lose weight with obesity-associated an excise or treat underlying tumour 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. http://www.skininc.com/skinscience/ingredients/41973632.html 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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