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Doctor insights on: Deep Skin Peels Hyperpigmentation

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I want to make my skin peel and flake so new skin comes up faster and hyperpigmentation is gone! How can I do that?!

I want to make my skin peel and flake so new skin comes up faster and hyperpigmentation is gone! How can I do that?!

Hyperpigmentation: There are several ways to help hyperpigmentation. You can use creams containing hydroquinone which may lighten dark spots. You can also get in office chemical peels which may contain acids and brightening products to lighten and peel. The most important essential step is limiting sun exposure and using spf 30 with sunblock. ...Read more

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Dark spotty rash from waxing face with a body wax. I think its hyperpigmentation. How do I get the skin to peel?

Dark spotty rash from waxing face with a body wax. I think its hyperpigmentation. How do I get the skin to peel?

Hyerpigmentation: Please see a Dermatologist, there are creams available to help with your situation. ...Read more

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Do your skin peel with a light chemical peel? I'm trying to get rid of hyperpigmentation but only want a light peel. I'm African American

Do your skin peel with a light chemical peel? I'm trying to get rid of hyperpigmentation but only want a light peel. I'm African American

Yes it does: Yes it peels and that is why it is called peel. The chemicals used cause peeling of superficial skin layer. I don't know why you want to go through peel I suggest you consult a Dermatologist for your skin condition as there are other modalities available like Lasers and some creams which may be better option for your skin problem. We don't know how old you are&skin condi ...Read more

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What chemical peel is best for clearing up many acne marks/hyper-pigmentation on dark skin?

What chemical peel is best for clearing up many acne marks/hyper-pigmentation on dark skin?

Glycolics are good: Glycolic acid peels are usually gentle enough that you have no real downtime afterward. They are safe for darker skin types and can be great at decreasing the hyperpigmentation that follows inflammation. You will benefit from a series of peels, and they will create a smoother texture, tighter tone, and fresher look for your skin. ...Read more

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Can hyperpigmentation cause a chemical peel to fade by itself?

From a peel?: I wonder if the question is whether hyperpigmentation from a chemical peel can fade without treatment.
Probably some. It can be important to protect the areas from sun or tanning also. Bleaching products, tretinoin, anti-inflammatory creams might help also. ...Read more

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What chemical peel is best for post hyperpigmentation scars?

What chemical peel is best for post hyperpigmentation scars?

I wouldn't: I'd let them fade naturally. If these are from acne, simply be sure that your disease is under control -- your physician can help. It's not curable until it remits on its own, but it's always manageable. A chemical peel is more likely to hurt and will probably disappoint -- the pigment is in your dermis, which a peel cannot touch. ...Read more

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What chemical acid peel is best for wrinkles and hyperpigmentation?

No one best peel: However, it appears that glycolic acid and tca peels are commonly used for these purposes in combination with retinoid therapy. ...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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How long does post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation take to fade? I have it on my face due to a lactic acid peel. Hydroquinone 4% hasn't worked for me.

Several months: Hydroquinone only works in the superficial layers of the epidermis and the hyperpigmentation is due to the melanin producing cells in the skin. Once the inflammation disappears it can take several months fot the discoloration to disappear and specially around the ankles it might also has a co ponent of vascular insufficiency ...Read more

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Do chemical peels work for removing hyperpigmentation left behind by acne on the back? I have dark skin.

Do chemical peels work for removing hyperpigmentation left behind by acne on the back? I have dark skin.

Not So Simple: Chemical peels are used most often on the face, because the face heals better than other parts of the body. They are also more predictable the lighter your skin. Since peels irritate as they remove pigmentation there is a chance that they can cause pigmentation, sometimes more than the peel removes. Seek a qualified dermatologist to review your options. ...Read more

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"My arms have a deeper skin color than the rest of my body. I don't mind it but it looks strange in photos. Could I get a deep chemical peel to fix my problem.?

"My arms have a deeper skin color than the rest of my body. I don't mind it but it looks strange in photos. Could I get a deep chemical peel to fix my problem.?

Leave it alone: Depending on your ancestry, the pigment distribution you described is absolutely normal. You may wish to keep your arms covered and use sun screen. Chemical peels are likely to cause more problems than those may be worth.
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Can I do peeling for the bikini area to treat hyperpimentation caused by laser hair removal treatment in between sessions?

Can I do peeling for the bikini area to treat hyperpimentation caused by laser hair removal treatment in between sessions?

Yes but...: You can do peels in between the laser treatments, but it may not help with the hyper pigmentation. PIH is "post inflammatory" and the peel may aggravate that. Probably a better option for you would be to use a cream that contains both a bleaching agent (like hydroquinone) and a low dose steroid.
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How do I know if I have hyperpigmentation or just dirty skin?

Alcohol: Retained keratinocytes, or skin cells, can often be removed using an alcohol soaked gauze or cotton pad and gentle rubbing. If the area doesn't change it is possible hyperpigmentation. ...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?

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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Are big pathes of hyperpigmentation on the skin common in lupus?

Are big pathes of hyperpigmentation on the skin common in lupus?

It can happen.: In individuals with lupus and skin involvement, the pattern of inflammation seen microscopically is an interface pattern. Inflammatory cells in this pattern involve the junction of the epidermis and dermis. Melanocytes are located in this area, and the pigmentation of epidermal cells is disrupted. In some individuals, this results in hyperpigmentation; in others, there can be hypopigmentation. ...Read more

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Will you still get post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation if you don't let that part of the skin see sunlight for months?

Yes, if prone to it.: Good question! Sunlight does not cause pih, but it can make it worse once it occurs. So pih can still occur on non-sun-exposed skin (if you are prone it) -- but it will go away faster if no sunlight hits it. (or if you wear a good sunscreen lotion every day). ...Read more

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How can hydroquinone turn skin darker and cause hyperpigmentation?

How can hydroquinone turn skin darker and cause hyperpigmentation?

Exogenous ochronosis: Higher strengths and persistent, sustained use of hydroquinone (eg 6 months or more) especially in darker skin types are risk factors for exogenous ochronosis. This results in brownish-yellow pigmented globules in the skin's collagen layers. Prevention is key by avoiding excessive use! ...Read more

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My mom has always had bad hyperpigmentation and skin darkening. I used to have clear skin but when I turned 18 my skin started becoming like mom. Help!?

Avoid the sun: Many causes but very common for women is melasma. Heat and sun and hormones make it worse. Use spf 30 or higher with at least 5% zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as soon as you wake up in the am and reapply every 2 hrs plus a hat. There are many bleaching creams out there and chemical peels but must be done under a dermatologist supervision as if not used correctly, can make the pigment worse. ...Read more

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Will Alma laser Clearlift plus get rid of dark circles and hyperpigmentation on a light brown skin?

Will Alma laser Clearlift plus get rid of dark circles and hyperpigmentation on a light brown skin?

Can: Yes this Laser could help you need to consult a dermatologist plastic surgeon or doctor uses lasers for specific advice. Then generally they want to try a small test area to see if your skin becomes too late or too dark or normal appearing with the treatment ...Read more

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Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?

Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?

Possibly: Thanks for an excellent question. I would reccomend you see a board certified dermatologist to exam your pigmentation and skin quality prior to adding any laser energy. ...Read more

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I want a medication name for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation my skin is oilywith some red marks on my face?

I want a medication name for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation my skin is oilywith some red marks on my face?

Hyperpigmentation: A variety of topical treatments have been used to treat epidermal postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, with varying degrees of success. These agents include hydroquinone, tretinoin cream, corticosteroids, glycolic acid (ga), and azelaic acid. Lightening of hyperpigmented areas may be achieved with a combination of topical creams and gels, chemical peels and sunscreens. ...Read more

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Brown skin color. 5 on a scale of 6. I have 2, 3 inch spot of hyperpigmentation from 10yr ago from using epila laser. How do I reverse it?

Unlikely to reverse: It sounds like the hyperpigmented skin is a side-effect from the laser. There are creams that you can buy over the counter to help with sun and age spots, but it is unlikely that your skin tone will return to normal after all this time. In general, the laser therapies result in skin discoloration that commercial advertisements do not disclose. Try the creams first, then see a dermatologist next. ...Read more

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