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How does zinc aid in depigmentation of skin?

How does zinc aid in depigmentation of skin?

Hmmm: Zinc and titanium oxides are uv light blockers protecting the skin from harmful solar irradiation. They're extensively used in sunscreens. Zinc is necessary in the production of melanin inside cells. So zinc isn't useful for depigmentation of skin (on it or inside pigment cells). Usually bleaches applied to the skin may cause lightening of color. ...Read more

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For Gum Depigmentation - are there any alternatives to Laser? Thanks.

For Gum Depigmentation - are there any alternatives to Laser? Thanks.

Yes -several options: Laser bur abrasion (scraping) partial-thickness gum graft (traditional scalpel surgery) electrosurgery cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen) However, none of the studies I could find had enough patients to definitively say which is best. I'd recommend discussing with at least two oral surgeons before deciding on your treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause a change in iris color or depigmentation in the iris (trauma, physical damage) ?

What can cause a change in iris color or depigmentation in the iris (trauma, physical damage) ?

See below: Iris color change can be from congenital changes, trauma, chronic inflammation inside the eye or from certain medications. Changes to the outer cornea such as edema can also give the appearance of a different eye color. ...Read more

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What is the best moisturiser for ultra dry skin and what causes the depigmentation on dark colour people's skin?

What is the best moisturiser for ultra dry skin and what causes the depigmentation on dark colour people's skin?

Lubuderm,Eucerin : I recommend a store brand of lubiderm or eucerin lotion (U.S. Brands) daily. To prevent dryness, take warm baths/showers not long, hot ones. Pat skin dry rather than rub it dry. Use dove or nondrying soap. Moisturize right after bathing. Some depigmenting conditions: pityriasis alba vitiligo guttate hypopigmentation post-inflammatory hypopigmentation tuberous sclerosis. ...Read more

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Hi there my wife noticed that I have some whitish areas of depigmentation on my back. I have no symptoms although I have been under some stress.

Hi there my wife noticed that I have some whitish areas of depigmentation on my back. I have no symptoms although I have been under some stress.

See a dermatologist: Tinea veresicolor? Vitiligo? Post-inflammatory pigment change? If you really have adrenal insufficiency it is serious and needs accurate treatment. It is not caused by routine stress. "adrenal fatigue" is not a medical diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are people with or is it people without Vitiligo are resistant to depigmentation with Monobenzone? Are people with Vitiligo resistant to Monobenzone?

Are people with or is it people without Vitiligo are resistant to depigmentation with Monobenzone?  Are people with Vitiligo resistant to Monobenzone?

Monobenzone: Ultraviolet B and psoralen-ultraviolet A (PUVA) are used to repigment skin that still has functioning melanocytes. in the white patches. To bleach and blend surrounding skin to match the white skin with no functional or no detectable pigment cells, calls for an assessment by a board certified dermatologist expert in vitiligo. Monbenzone is used in the skin with active functional pigmentation. ...Read more

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Can eczema cause depigmentation?

Can eczema cause depigmentation?

Yes: Eczema can cause lightening or darkening of the skin as it resolves, depending on your skin tone. True depigmentation of the skin as in vitiligo does not typically result from eczema, although there is an inflammatory type of eczema that result in rapid depigmentation of affected skin. Please see your dermatologist for appropriate diagnosis and management.. ...Read more

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What is the cause of depigmentation of skin during leucoderma?

Many causes: Leukoderma also incorrectly called vitiligo has many causes that include hereditary as well as acquired and the exact etiology is not well understood although many theories do exist. It has been demonstrated that these patients loose melanin pigment which gives skin its color despite that the melancytes still exist. ...Read more

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What would be the cause of depigmentation on one's back? (As in my profile picture)

What would be the cause of depigmentation on one's back?  (As in my profile picture)

Well I can't seem: to enlarge your photo, but hyperpigmentation can be caused by many things, I suggest a visit to the dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment. (as fungus, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, and many other possibilities) ...Read more