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Does Skin Darken With Age
Should not: Moles should not grow with age. If a mole doubles in size, becomes irregular in size, shape or color, bleeds, ulcerates or develops a nodule, see a doctor. You may consult this site for more information on this topic:http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/moles-freckles-skin-tags#1 Wish you good health! ...Read more
Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin? African-american woman. My concerns are about laser skin resurfacing leading to skin discoloration. If this is the case, how long does it take for normal skin pigmentation to be restored?
Jaundice: So starting with a well-lit room and a penlight, assess for skin color by blanching the skin with digital pressure to reveal underlying skin color. For very dark patients, the palms of the hands & soles of the feet can be used for skin assessment. Check the mucus membranes for yellow discoloration. If you have access to an icterometer or transcutaneous meter, this can be helpful in your assessment. ...Read more
Darker is protective: Skin cancer is 20 times more likely in whites versus black skin. The darker the inherent color of the skin the less likely to get skin cancer. This does not mean to go and get a tan to protect or prevent cancer. In fact sun exposure, uv light exposure and tanning booths are all risk factors to get skin cancer. Using sun screens and preventing sunburns is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does face laser to remove hair cause discoloration & dark pigmentation to the skin? Does it also cause wrinkles/weakness of the skin? Using since 2004
Not usually: BUT different people call different things lasers. If you have a darker skin type then IPL for example (which some call laser but is not) can cause post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Assuming you had the laser hair removal done professionally, ask the person who did it what they used and what can be done now about the pigmentation. Another type of laser (1064 NdYag) perhaps. Good luck! ...Read more
50 yo f with sun damaged, rough skin. Which everyday lotion works best to moisturize skin? Do any of the lotions make skin look younger?
Protection: Start using sublock to prevent any further damage and consider drinking lots of water to hydrate and plump up the skin. Be careful retinoids cause sunburn . Moisturizers with sunscreen can also start plumping your skin. Consider laser skin care to start decreasing your sundamage and give you healthier skin. Exfoliation for your limbs will also help using scrubs and microdermabrasion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is photoderm recommended for someone with dark skin? I like my skin to be extremely tan. Will this affect my results with photoderm?
Usually not: But check w/your pediatrician if you have concerns. ...Read more
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
Skin aging: Intrinsic aging is the natural aging process that takes place over the years regardless of outside influences. After the age of 20, a person produces about 1 percent less collagen in the skin each year. As a result, the skin becomes thinner and more fragile with age. There is also diminished functioning of the sweat and oil glands, less elastin production, and less gag formation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Go natural: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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