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Mood swings, sudden brown tanning & pigmentation of facial skin with light colored spots in it since 2 years, acne & oily skin, pcos. Skin problem?

Mood swings, sudden brown tanning & pigmentation of facial skin with light colored spots in it since 2 years, acne & oily skin, pcos. Skin problem?

See a medspa doctor: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome can cause all of your issues. Start medication and see a medspa doctor to get the skin problems under control. Many lasers can help with the darker spots, as well as the acne. T here are also products and prescription creams to use between laser visits. ...Read more

Dr. Monib Zirvi
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Increased Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

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Are triacneal from avene and skinoren effective for mild acne and red spots (oily skin) ?

Are triacneal from avene and skinoren effective for mild acne and red spots (oily skin) ?

Yes: Skinoren is Azelaic Acid and triacneal is retinaldehyde; both are good choices especially if topical benzoyl peroxide is too rough. This should be plenty for mild acne; if you're not clear in two weeks, or if it's on your trunk, get with your personal physician who can add something a little stronger. ...Read more

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Is benzoyl peroxide effective for acne my skin is oily I have few pimples but much of post acne hyper pigmentation red marks..

Is benzoyl peroxide effective for acne my skin is oily I have few pimples but much of post acne hyper pigmentation red marks..

Yes: Otc benzoyl peroxide 2% or 5% costs $5-10. Be careful: it will bleach clothing, towels, bed sheets. It is irritating & drying near lips & eyelids. If you control acne, you will slowly recover more normal color. A dermatologist can help with prescriptions. If you get branded benzoyl peroxide (proactiv) you will pay 10x more for same thing. ...Read more

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How to control mild oily skin, mile acne & redness of acne?

How to control mild oily skin, mile acne & redness of acne?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Skin eruptions causes redness after itching,usually after dinner, subsides in 30min,looks like multiple mosquito bites,frequent when constipative ?

Skin eruptions causes redness after itching,usually after dinner, subsides in 30min,looks like multiple mosquito bites,frequent when constipative ?

Urticaria: This sounds like an allergic process- urticaria, where you can have hives after some stimulus. It's possibly triggered by something u eat or are exposed to. Sometimes no actual cause can be found -but it would be a very good idea to see an allergist who can help you. A good doctor might also question u to see EXACTLY what might be causing this. Keep a diary of symptoms to find a relationship. ...Read more

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Best treatment for oily skin with mild acne and brown spots (post-acne), glycolic or alpha hydroxy products?

Best treatment for oily skin with mild acne and brown spots (post-acne), glycolic or alpha hydroxy products?

AHA's: Alpha hydroxy acids include glycolic acid but also other fruit acids such as lactic or malic or citric , etc. The aha's are somewhat effective in reversing acne and aging of the skin. ...Read more

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Can people with dark skin pigmentation use sunblock?

Can people with dark skin pigmentation use sunblock?

Yes: Everyone should use sunscreen. Those with more pigment are less likely to develop skin cancer, but with enough ultraviolet exposure, it is possible. A good, broad-spectrum sunscreen with zinc oxide (eg. Coppertone faces) applied daily with reduce the chance of premature aging and skin cancer. ...Read more

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Can azelaic acid treat both acne and post inflammatory hyper pigmentation?

Can azelaic acid treat both acne and post inflammatory hyper pigmentation?

Prevents new lesions: It is a pretty good choice but will not touch what is already there. If you are not free of new lesions in two weeks, have your personal physician help you manage it. ...Read more

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What's the optimal natural soap for sensitive, acne prone skin?

What's the optimal natural soap for sensitive, acne prone skin?

Hypoallergenic: Basis soap, neutrogena, and ivory snow are easy to get and are free of the artificial chemicals that are problems for some people. If you have acne, and benzoyl peroxide has failed, get with your physician; he/she can manage it. ...Read more

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Does isotrentinoid reduce pore size, post inflammatory hyper pigmentation, or acne scars (even in the slightest)?

Does isotrentinoid reduce pore size, post inflammatory hyper pigmentation, or acne scars (even in the slightest)?

Depends: Retin A (tretinoin) is an amazing med, and one of the only proven medications to treat a multitude of things in the skin. Its main function is cell turnover which helps to decrease fine lines and wrinkles and smoothen the skin. It can improve pigmentation issues when used with appropriate brightening products.It does not really affect pore size, and can improve acne scars. www.arslanianplasticsurgery.com ...Read more

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Hypopigmentation from retin a (tretinoin) is temporary ?

Hypopigmentation from retin a (tretinoin) is temporary ?

Causes Hyperpigmanta: Retin a (tretinoin) is known to cause hypopigmentation especially if you sit in son without sun screen.The darker spots appear darker and skin surrounding looks lighter and dark spots will turn lighter after you stop using retin a (tretinoin) and your skin will return to the way it was before i will advice consult your doctor or dermatologist if you still have cncerns as every ones skin is different. ...Read more

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Constant face redness, intermittent hot flashes (male), diarrhea approx once/week. Facial redness DOESN'T blanch w/ pressure. Carcinoid syndrome?

Constant face redness, intermittent hot flashes (male), diarrhea approx once/week. Facial redness DOESN'T blanch w/ pressure. Carcinoid syndrome?

Get a Medical Checku: You should go see your PCP and let him/her examine you and get some baseline blood tests. If any abnormality is found, further testing with scans may be indicated. Right now there is enough suspicion to start with a simple evaluation and establish a baseline. it can be a difficult diagnosis in early stages. ...Read more

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What explains a constant flushing, red/brown coloration of eyelids, weakness, fatigue, joint pain, facial outbreaks that resemble urticaria from sun?

What explains a constant flushing, red/brown coloration of eyelids, weakness, fatigue, joint pain, facial outbreaks that resemble urticaria from sun?

Photosensitivity: These symptoms may be seen in systemic lupus. I recommend a consultation with a rheumatologist who will evaluate you and order the appropriate tests. If this is unrevealing and you are not taking any medications that can cause photosensitivity, consult a dermatologist to check the facial eruptions. ...Read more

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

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