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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Darkening Of Skin (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How to protect skin darkening from sun?

How to protect skin darkening from sun?

Skin darkening/ sun: To protect your skin from darkening during sun exposure you will need to apply generous amounts of sunscreen and re-apply every 2 hours. Limit sun exposure during high sun (10am-4pm). For detailed safe sun practices: http://www.Melanomaresource.Org/index.Php/site/content/sun_safe_practices/. ...Read more

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What are the reasions of skin darkening? Is it the sign of any disease?

A few to know: Generalized darkening of the skin is a classic warning of addison's disease and of hemochromatosis; the mechanisms are different but they're both worth knowing. If you're losing weight or feeling really ill without an obvious explanation, make an appontment; otherwise mention it to your physician when you next visit. Many folks have some darkening of the skin as adulthood approaches. ...Read more

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Which surgery is good for skin darkening?

Which surgery is good for skin darkening?

Hmmmmm: Sorry, hendy.....I'm not sure of what you speak. Could you clarify a bit? ...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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Do veet wax strips cause skin darkening?

Do veet wax strips cause skin darkening?

Hyperpigmentation: Waxing of any sort can cause inflammation, which in turn can cause hyper pigmentation, especially in darker skin types. Laser hair removal is a better option, you get less ingrown hairs, less chronic inflammation. Hyper pigmentation can be treated with a combination of steroids and bleaching creams. ...Read more

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How can I prevent skin darkening from sun exposure?

How can I prevent skin darkening from sun exposure?

Physical sunblock: The use of a good quality physical sun block that blocks out both UV A and UVB rays. The skin will still tan but to a much lesser extent. The physical block should be either zinc or titanium . Theses products can be purchased at a dermatologist office and in many spas. The better products are PCA, Skin Medica, SkinCeuticals, Obagi and others but these are most popular ...Read more

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How to overcome skin darkening around specific body part?

How to overcome skin darkening around specific body part?

Depends on normality: Normal people are not the same color all over. That means everybody has lighter and darker parts. If a person is darkening normally, that is ok... but if due to sun exposure, sunscreen (and clothing and shade) does help. If the neck and armpits are darkening, one's primary care Dr. can check to see if it is normal. If nipples and genitals are darkening, that is usually fine, but the Dr. can check. ...Read more

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Skin darkening due to lexapro (escitalopram)? How to reverse?

Skin darkening due to lexapro (escitalopram)? How to reverse?

Probably not: Lexipro would be unlikely to be the cause of skin hyperigmentation. What do you mean by "skin darkening"? Any other changes? ...Read more

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Will shaving with shaving cream help with skin darkening? Please help me docs!

If skin is darkening: in area of hair follicle it might help to prevent this. Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push ...Read more

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Skin darkening in teenagers. Is that always normal due to pubertal hormonal changes?

Skin darkening: Your skin may be naturally light or dark depending on how much melanin your skin produces. Changes in melanin production can be due to a variety of conditions and some medications. Skin darkening can be due to changing hormone levels or medications, but it can also occur from exposure to ionizing radiation (such as the sun) or heavy metals. Radiation therapy can also cause an increase in skin pigm. ...Read more

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Is skin darkening a sign of some disease?

Is skin darkening a sign of some disease?

Yes, depends on site: Brownish discoloration about the ankle area may be due to venous insufficiency. Dark, velvety skin about body creases (armpits, groin, neck) may be seen in those with cancer. Some medications, and hormones can cause darkening of the skin. It is best to seek medical evaluation for this. ...Read more

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Can white people get vitiligo or skin darkening?

Can white people get vitiligo or skin darkening?

Vitiligo: Vitilgo is an auto immune disorder where your bodys immune cells attack the dark pigment cells in your skin. It coccurs in all kinds of people, but looks the worst in people with dark skin, since the vitiligostands out against the darker regular skin background.. There is no cure, and treatment is difficult. Darker spots on the skin is the opposite of vitiligo, and can occur from a burn or injury. ...Read more

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Advice? Would shaving with shaving cream help with skin darkening?

Advice? Would shaving with shaving cream help with skin darkening?

Possibly: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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Anyone know anything about treating skin darkening around the neck?

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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Can you tell me some way to limit or stop skin darkening when outside?

Can you tell me some way to limit or stop skin darkening when outside?

Block it: There are several ways to prevent darkening of the skin from the sun. First is to block the sun. Physically, you can do this by staying under an umbrella, wearing a hat or using a sun block such as those with zinc oxide. You may chemically block the sun, using sunblocks that absorb the sun. The best way to prevent darkening of your skin from the sun, is to use both physical and chemical blocks ...Read more

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I m working in an it company in panchkula, india. Problem is my skin darkening.

I m working in an it company in panchkula, india. Problem is my skin darkening.

.: Darkening of skin/tanning is a protective mechanism of the body. Increasing your melanocytes when you have increased sun exposure. If you don't want that better start applying sun block when out in sun and also try to decrease sun exposure. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin darkening. How to stop melanin production.please suggest me medicine?

Need to know why: We need to know why this is occurring. There can be a variety of reasons. You can discuss with your dermatologist, your primary physician, and see if there is an answer to help clarify this. ...Read more