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How can I get help for my hyperpigmentation?

How can I get help for my 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

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

Hyperpigmentation is a medical term describing areas of skin that are darker than the rest of the skin. It can be present from birth or caused by ...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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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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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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Will you still get post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation if you don't let that part of the skin see sunlight for months?

Yes, if prone to it.: Good question! sunlight does not cause pih, but it can make it worse once it occurs. So pih can still occur on non-sun-exposed skin (if you are prone it) -- but it will go away faster if no sunlight hits it. (or if you wear a good sunscreen lotion every day). ...Read more

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Is it right that if I pick at my pimple then I may get hyperpigmentation or scar?

Yes it is!: Picking at pimples can cause infection and increase the risk of scarring. Even increased inflammation from picking can stimulate hyperpigmentation, especially in sun-exposed areas. Just say no to picking! ...Read more

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Hyperpigmentation on lips from 2 yrs. which treatment is bst for gettin pink lips??

Hyperpigmentation on lips from 2 yrs. which treatment is bst for gettin pink lips??

Multiple options: No easy answer but 4% hydroquinone cream, Lytera cream, trichloroacetic acid peels, Ruby, KTP, nanosecond YAG laser, pulsed dye laser, judiciously applied cryotherapy, photodynamic therapy with Levulan or equivalent, and partial fractional laser (which I am not keen on for the lips in my hands, but perhaps in others) ...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

Dr. Monib Zirvi
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Increased Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

Increased skin pigmentation is a clinical finding in which an area of skin is darker due ...Read more