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Dr. Harinder Gill
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Darkening Of Skin (Definition)

When skin starts to darken it can be from bruising, sun damage, skin stains from previous acne, previous injuries, hematomas, spider vein removal, por circulation, aging, and much more. We treat ...Read more


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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

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How to recover from skin darkening specially for face and how much time it will take? Plz suggest some home remedies too

Facial: It depends on what caused the darkening. Often its due to hormonal imbalance which may be harder to deal with. I'd go to a person who does natural facials and see what they say. I've seen Alpha hydroxy acid help with the discoloration. ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any remedies for skin darkening due to shaving?

Talk with your dr.: A steroid cream might be applied to decrease inflammation. Exfoliation may be recommended to remove dead skin cells with retinoids. ...Read more

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My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous..any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous..any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

Hmm: Is it a callus or a mole? I'd get checked to confirm what is is as dark spots can be suspicious for skin cancer and other things. Please see your doctor for a full exam. ...Read more

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How to protect skin darkening from sun?

How to protect skin darkening from sun?

Skin darkening/ sun: To protect your skin from darkening during sun exposure you will need to apply generous amounts of sunscreen and re-apply every 2 hours. Limit sun exposure during high sun (10am-4pm). For detailed safe sun practices: http://www.Melanomaresource.Org/index.Php/site/content/sun_safe_practices/. ...Read more

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Is skin darkening a sign of some disease?

Is skin darkening a sign of some disease?

Yes, depends on site: Brownish discoloration about the ankle area may be due to venous insufficiency. Dark, velvety skin about body creases (armpits, groin, neck) may be seen in those with cancer. Some medications, and hormones can cause darkening of the skin. It is best to seek medical evaluation for this. ...Read more

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Can you reduce skin darkening that was caused by the sun?

Skin dark from sun: The best way to reduce skin that is darkened from the sun is to stop the exposure to the sun. Over time this pigment will fade on its own if to cease exposure and your skin will return to its natural color especially if you are only 17yo. ...Read more

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What are the reasions of skin darkening? Is it the sign of any disease?

What are the reasions of skin darkening?  Is it the sign of any disease?

A few to know: Generalized darkening of the skin is a classic warning of addison's disease and of hemochromatosis; the mechanisms are different but they're both worth knowing. If you're losing weight or feeling really ill without an obvious explanation, make an appontment; otherwise mention it to your physician when you next visit. Many folks have some darkening of the skin as adulthood approaches. ...Read more

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Is skin darkening that was caused by the sun irreversible? If not, how can it be reversed?

Is skin darkening that was caused by the sun irreversible? If not, how can it be reversed?

Tan: Skin darkening caused only by the sun is a tan and fades naturally.Some meds such as hormones and some diseases can also cause skin darkening which is harder to reverse.Lupus and pregnancy can cause facial darkening and adult onset congenial adrenal hyperplasia among other things can cause darkening of the neck and inner elbows.If you are having problems see your doctor to be sure you do not have ...Read more

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I started getting skin darkening a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

I started getting skin darkening a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

What changed?: Why is your skin darkening? Are you ingesting something? Putting something on your skin to darken it? Cooking yourself in a tanning booth? Using some harmless natural toxin? What you are doing and how long you do it for will affect how long, if ever you "return to normal". ...Read more

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Is skin darkening in the last months of pregnancy normal?

Yes: Skin darkens in pregnancy for increase in melanocyte stimulating hormone which increases production of melanin on the face, nipples amd genitals. This may occur after pregnancy. The color will lighten after delivery. If it persists ot can be treated by a dermatolgist in non breast feeding women. ...Read more

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How to prevent skin darkening during pregnancy?

How to prevent skin darkening during pregnancy?

Stay out of the sun: During pregnancy your body excretes something called melanocyte stimulating hormone (among many other hormones) which causes darkening of the skin. There is nothing you can do to prevent this, but you can minimize is effect by staying out of the sun, or applying a good broad-spectrum sunscreen lotion (spf ~50) every day. ...Read more

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What causes skin darkening under the arms for females?

What causes skin darkening under the arms for females?

Underarm darkness: There are a range of causes for underarm hyperpigmentation, including frequent wear of tight-fitting clothing around the arms that causes constant friction in the armpit area; adverse reaction to certain deodorants; shaving; excessive weight; and dark underarm hair. ...Read more

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Which surgery is good for skin darkening?

Hmmmmm: Sorry, hendy.....I'm not sure of what you speak. Could you clarify a bit? ...Read more

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Can white people get vitiligo or skin darkening?

Can white people get vitiligo or skin darkening?

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

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What is the definition or description of: darkening of skin?

Tanning: When skin starts to darken it can be from bruising, sun damage, skin stains from previous acne, previous injuries, hematomas, spider vein removal, por circulation, aging, and much more. We treat according to the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Advice? Would shaving with shaving cream help with skin darkening?

Advice? Would shaving with shaving cream help with skin darkening?

Possibly: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more