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Dr. Monib Zirvi
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Increased Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

Increased skin pigmentation = more color due to having more pigment in the outermost layer of ...Read more


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What helps get rid of dark spots from acne?

What helps get rid of dark spots from acne?

Time: They fade by themselves in a few weeks. I trust your acne is being controlled now -- if topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, your physician's prescription-strength rx will handle it. A topical hydroquinone bleach applied skilfully can make the pigment less visible, but it's probably not worth the trouble. ...Read more

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Any luck getting rid of melasma easily?

Any luck getting rid of melasma easily?

Unfortuneately not: There is no easy way to get rid of melasma. The goal is control. Combination therapy is typical. Peels, topicals and laser treatments may be used. Daily spf use cannot be overstated. Consult with a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist that specializes in melasma and other pigment disorders. ...Read more

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Any tips for getting rid of scars?

Any tips for getting rid of scars?

Yes: 1. Avoid getting cut 2. If #1 is not an option, you can see a specialist, such as a plastic surgeon who can evaluate your scars and discuss treatment options that may work best for your problem(s). ...Read more

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What type of laser treatment can get rid of hyper pigmentation scars ?

What type of laser treatment can get rid of hyper pigmentation scars

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Scar treatment: CO2 and infrared lasers are used for scar reduction/removal attempt. There are also different types of prescription and over the counter creams/ointments that can help greatly diminish the appearance of scars. Surgical scarring can be reduced with suturing technique as well as treatment during the healing phase. ...Read more

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Can acne scar medicines get rid of freckles?

Can acne scar medicines get rid of freckles?

Not really: But you can seek treatment for your freckles, which are basically sun damage. Seek consultation with a local dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for recommendations based on your appearance and degree of sun damage. Options for treatment include topical treatments, peels, lasers, etc. ...Read more

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What is one way of getting rid of pimple scars?

What is one way of getting rid of pimple scars?

Acne scars: One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www.Smacboca.Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation.Html other options include fractional lasers or subscision. ...Read more

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How could i get rid of acne scars/hyperpigmentation?

How could i get rid of acne scars/hyperpigmentation?

A few options: Skin bleaching with various agents or peels may help as well as resurfacing techniques depending on he exact nature of the discoloration which may benefit from glycolic acids peels, hydroquinone, kojic acids, etc. Ipl, lasers or microdermabrasion or dermabrasion are also options, avoid sun exposure while being treated. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark brown scars left from acne?

How to get rid of dark brown scars left from acne?

Topical care: Typically these areas can be treated either with topical bleaching products, chemical peels of laser therapy. It depends on your skin type and the depth of the scarring. See your dermatologist and be evaluated [professionally. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for getting rid of dark spots from acne?

What is the best remedy for getting rid of dark spots from acne?

They fade: Post-inflammatory pigmentation from acne fades on its on in a little white; if you want to speed it up, some quinone skin bleaches may help if you have the patience to apply them. The vast majority of people will not care whether you have a little post-inflammatory pigmentation from acne, or may consider it gives you character. It is your choice. ...Read more

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Natural ways for getting rid of pores in face?

Natural ways for getting rid of pores in face?

Keep it clean: Keeping your face clean and not oily is the key. http://www.webmd.com/beauty/skin-glow-13/minimize-pores ...Read more

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What gets rid of past acne scars?

What gets rid of past acne scars?

Choice of ways: Acne scars are difficult to treat, but they can be improved. There are a number of options: chemical peel, laser, fillers, subcision. Best to see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Best ways of getting rid of redness on the face?

Best ways of getting rid of redness on the face?

Many causes: Red cheeks can be a sign of sunburn, rosacea, cellulitis, acne, lupus, side effects of medications (flushing symptoms), dermatitis due to topical preparations/soaps/lotions, signs of viral infection (exanthems), just to name a few. Get to a doctor so they can look at this and begin to tender a diagnosis. Only then could a proper recommendation and/or treatment be made to get rid of the redness. ...Read more

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Any tips for getting rid of post acne scarring?

Any tips for getting rid of post acne scarring?

Choice of ways: Acne scars are difficult to treat, but they can be improved. There are a number of options: chemical peel, laser, fillers, subcision. Best to see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Remidies for getting rid of pimples on your forehead?

Remidies for getting rid of pimples on your forehead?

FOREHEAD PIMPLES: Forehead pimples, acne, can be due to many things. Greasy hair; caps and hats, not shampooing enough, gels and waxes. What to do? Shampoo often, once a day if possible. Over-the-counter benzoyl products applied at bedtime can help. Or, better: see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there a face medicine that will get rid of acne while also getting rid of acne scars?

Is there a face medicine that will get rid of acne while also getting rid of acne scars?

Acne meds: Accutane reduces new acne lesions, and seems to reduce the scars, and the color. Antibiotics reduce new lesions, but not scarring. Topical antibiotics the same. Retina seems to speed the healing of acne lesions, benzoyl peroxide also seems to speed the healing, reduces some new lesions, but not treat the scarring. Some will scar more, others less with similar acne. ...Read more

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Could orange peels get rid of blemishes?

Could orange peels get rid of blemishes?

No they don't: but eating oranges will give you vitamin C which helps produce collagen ...Read more

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What are products the help get rid of pimple scars?

What are products the help get rid of pimple scars?

Tincture of time: Most of the dark marks and red spots left when pimples go away are not scars, they are just marks. They go away by themselves, although they sometimes take their sweet time about it. True scars - depressions in the skin - are permanent, although dermatologists and plastic surgeons have a variety of techniques for making them less obvious. ...Read more

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How well will Noxzema work on pimples and getting rid of hyperpigmentation?

How well will Noxzema work on pimples and getting rid of hyperpigmentation?

Not effective: It does not have ingredients to work on acne and is soothing but will not decrease increased pigmentation. ...Read more

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How to get rid of hyperpigmentation?

How to get rid of hyperpigmentation?

Difficult!: It is very difficult to get rid of this problem. Where is y our hyperpigmentation? I can only answer on the face... Is your hyperpigmentation from diabetes? So far, hydroquinone is the only FDA approved medical treatment as far as I know. I hope this helps ...Read more

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How do you get rid of hyperpigmentation?

How do you get rid of hyperpigmentation?

Go away dark spots: Hyperpigmentation may be caused by chronic inflammation. I al ways imagine that any time there is inflamm, the melanocytes (pigment cells) flock to the area thinking there is a party going on and just dont leave. I like rx hydroquinone and retinoids plus sunscreen. Sunscreen and hats are the most important thing. I love obagi nuderm for this and there are botanicals too but don't work as well. ...Read more

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How to get rid of hyperpigmentation fast ?

How to get rid of hyperpigmentation fast ?

Topical treatment: topical treatment using hydroquinone is the easiest but laser or IPL is often needed. Both take some time; ie nothing will get rid of it instantly. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of hyperpigmentation marks on my butt?

How can I get rid of hyperpigmentation marks on my butt?

You can try: hydroquinone but laser or IPL is often needed. It takes some time to get rid of it. See a skin doctor for the treatment If you want to shoot me an e-mail click --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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How to get rid of hyperpigmentation on my inner thighs? I just lost a lot of weight and my dark inner thighs are embarrassing

Already did : Congratulations on loosing weight! the friction between the thighs is likely the cause of the hyper pigmentation. Since you lost weight the friction is reduced and the color should start lightening naturally. Make sure any treatment is adequate for you natural skin color. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyperpigmentation cause by pregnancy?

After pregnancy: Bleaching creams or laser surgery your obgyn can prob rec some or see a derm or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of hyperpigmentation marks of the penis? I am trying amlactin right now. I want them gone. I am very self conscious.

Let's talk: If the lesion is from a tight grip, use a looser one with lube & it will fade -- this is better overall to make you adaptable in the future. If you have freckles / natural hyperpigmented spots, many men have them and i'd be surprised to meet a woman who cares. Learn about your body talking with smart guys -- maybe even dad. Your physician can identify a pigmented spot that's worrisome. Cheers. ...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. Im 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. Im 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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How can get rid of hyperpigmentation caused by acne on my face?

Fade cream: Fade cream is used to fade hyperpigmented areas but should be applied only on the area. If that does not work consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyperpigmentation? Would Retin-A cream help? I'm using an OTC bleaching cream that contains 2% hydroquinone but it's not helping.

How do I get rid of hyperpigmentation?  Would Retin-A cream help? I'm using an OTC bleaching cream that contains 2% hydroquinone but it's not helping.

Depends on the cause: Retin A (tretinoin) will definitely not help & irritate your skin more. If it's from shadows under your eyes & due to sub clinical food allergies, neither will help. Address the cause to reduce the lymphatic congestion. If area is red/brown pigmented, laser can help. If it's from recent scar, you must wait for it to heal. Solaquin Forte 2% won't help, and can hypopigment surrounding skin.(Best 2 see skin Dr.) ...Read more

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Is it possible to get 100% rid of hyperpigmentation?

Not really: Depends on your skin color you could lighten it but not possible to get rid of it completely. ...Read more

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A way I can get rid of pregnancy hyperpigmentation?

It usualy goes away: The hyperpigmentation usually goes away by itself when your body goes back to pre pregnacy state, after you have the baby. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of the hyperpigmentation spots on my face?

What can I do to get rid of the hyperpigmentation spots on my face?

Hyperpigmentation: It depends what they are due to. Your dermatologist can evaluate the darkening to determine the cause. Usually sunscreen is useful to prevent the darkening from getting worse. In certain types bleaching creams and retina can help. In others a qswitched laser can help. In others ipl treatments can help. ...Read more

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Is there a way I can get rid of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation?

Many thoughts: Hyperpigmentation may be caused by chronic inflammation. I al ways imagine that any time there is inflamm, the melanocytes (pigment cells) flock to the area thinking there is a party going on and just dont leave. I like rx hydroquinone and retinoids plus sunscreen. Sunscreen and hats are the most important thing. I love obagi nuderm for this and there are botanicals too but don't work as well. ...Read more

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What makes and get rid of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation better?

Healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. The hyperpigmentation is normal and will fade a bit in time. ...Read more

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How could i get rid of acne scars/hyperpigmentation?

A few options: Skin bleaching with various agents or peels may help as well as resurfacing techniques depending on he exact nature of the discoloration which may benefit from glycolic acids peels, hydroquinone, kojic acids, etc. Ipl, lasers or microdermabrasion or dermabrasion are also options, avoid sun exposure while being treated. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and erythema? How long does it take for both to fade on their own? Thanks!

How do I get rid of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and erythema? How long does it take for both to fade on their own? Thanks!

It will go away: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation usually goes away on its own. Sometimes it may take several months. There are certain creams which may help improve the appearance. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of some post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation?

How can I get rid of some post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation?

Many thoughts: Hyperpigmentation may be caused by chronic inflammation. I al ways imagine that any time there is inflamm, the melanocytes (pigment cells) flock to the area thinking there is a party going on and just dont leave. I like rx hydroquinone and retinoids plus sunscreen. Sunscreen and hats are the most important thing. I love obagi nuderm for this and there are botanicals too but don't work as well. ...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

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

Hyperpigmentation means that there is increased color of ...Read more