Top
20
Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Increased Skin Pigmentation

Share

Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

Skin color comes from four different pigments present in our skin: 1. Melanin - tans or browns in our skin 2. Carotenes - yellows and oranges 3. Oxygenated hemoglobin (in the arteries) - red 4. Deoxygenated hemoglobin (in the veins) - blue skin color is the ...Read more


Dr. Stacey Lin Dr. Lin
7 doctors agreed:
2

2
What are some treatment for skin pigmentation?

Dr. Stacey Lin Dr. Lin
7 doctors agreed:
What are some treatment for skin pigmentation?

Pigmentation: If it's dark pigmentation: laser treatments, bleaching creams and chemical peels are used. Daily spf is necessary if it's lighter pigmentation : could be vitiligo if widespread and i would recommend a dermatology evaluation hope that helps. ...Read more

9

9
What is the treatment for skin pigmentation disorder?

What is the treatment for skin pigmentation disorder?

Depends: On what the disorder is. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and options. Also consider chinese medicine. I have seen some dramatic improvements with herbs that balance the body ...Read more

10

10
Are there any treatments to get rid of hyper pigmentation left by lichen planus?

Are there any treatments to get rid of hyper pigmentation left by lichen planus?

See dermatologist: There are a number of pulsed light and laser treatments for hyperpigmentation. The risks and benefits need to be explained to you before any treatment. discuss the options with your dermatologist ...Read more

11

11
Are any natural remedies or nutritional support for the skin condition psoriasis?

Are any natural remedies or nutritional support for the skin condition psoriasis?

None that work: In 30 years of practice, I have yet to find a single "natural" remedy that is effective for psoriasis. But there are lots of legitimate options, from topical steroids to vitamin d derivatives to ultraviolet light to methotrexate, cyclosporine, the biologic drugs, and many others. A lot depends on severity, the areas involved, and how you feel about it. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

12

12
What skin disease are similar to vitiligo causes lightening of skin, but not total loss of pigment?

Skin lightening: The skin can lose pigments from inflammation, this can happen in a variety of skin conditions, from eczema to scleroderma. See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

13

13
Which is a more effective treatment for acne scars: chemical peeling or laser skin resurfacing?

Which is a more effective treatment for acne scars: chemical peeling or laser skin resurfacing?

Laser resurfacing: Laser is more effective overall. By using different lasers and laser techniques the depth of surface removed can be finely controlled for optimal response and result. No method is 100% successful. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Seborrheic dermatitis - What is best treatment to restore the appearance of the skin prior to dermatitis. eg laser, microdermabrasion, chemical peel?

None of these!!!!: There are several effective therapies to control and improve seborrheic skin. The exact treatment varies with the specific case. You have indulged in useless speculation when you need to describe the appearance and distribution of your condition to provide details necessary for suggestions about treatments. ...Read more

16

16
Is there any other treatment for acne without drying or peeling of skin?

Is there any other treatment for acne without drying or peeling of skin?

Not really: Most topicals will cause some skin irritation, because the mode of action is to turn over the skin and exfoliate the skin. Some will cause less irritation than others. You can start with a benzoyl peroxide wash daily ...Read more

17

17
What is the effective dosage or percentage of hydroquinone to treat mild hyper pigmentation after healed acne?

What is the effective dosage or percentage of hydroquinone to treat mild hyper pigmentation  after healed acne?

4% is common: Usually combined with tretinoin and cortisone for maximal effect. Take a month off every few weeks to avoid paradoxical ochronosis. Once acne is controlled, the skin will gradually heal. Tretinoin [adapalene] cream or gel can be used for a long time to smooth the color and surface. ...Read more

18

18
Can my underarms skin darkening be improved by laser hair removal treatment safely?

Can my underarms skin darkening be improved by laser hair removal treatment safely?

Probably not.: Skin color does not necessarily relate to hair removal. Perhaps some bleaching cream would help the skin color such as 4% hydroquinone. ...Read more

19

19
Are acne & scar treatments medical or cosmetic? Who treats skin of color? (Brown skin)

Are acne & scar treatments medical or cosmetic? Who treats skin of color? (Brown skin)

Acne: Depending on the situation and appearance it could be medical and/or cosmetic, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist as the starting point. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Am an indian with brown skin i would like to improve my skin color what are the different modalities of treatment for improving skin color?

Am an indian with brown skin i would like to improve my skin color what are the different modalities of treatment for improving skin color?

Hydroquinone: Hydroquinone is considered to probably be the most effective skin bleaching cream in existence today. It’s used by many to treat and fade liver spots, melasma, freckles, acne scars and other forms of skin discoloration. Some use it to lighten an entire area, such as the face. Because it’s so powerful and produces results fast, it’s important to follow directions closely. ...Read more

Dr. Monib Zirvi
212 doctors shared insights

Increased Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

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


Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
248 doctors shared insights

Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

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