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How To Cure Skin Pigmentation Disorder
Psoriasis treatments: There is no cure for psoriasis, it can only be treated. There are many treatments including: tars (creams and gels) (non-prescription) topical corticosteroid creams vitamin d3 analogues acetretin methotrexate biologics (i.E embrel). Most treatments are prescription only. ...Read more
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
Work at it: Our skin & our body continues to evolve, age and alter itself. Sun exposure, without a protective barrier, will significantly alter the quality, texture and ability to regenerate healthy cells. Using moisture creams, anti-oxidants and cleansers that are for the skin assist in a healthy glow. Eating well and being content also nurture from within. www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read more
Can't do either: Please forgive my frankness. Acne is a serious, chronic disease that you cannot cure until it cures itself as you get older. However, you can manage it. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in 2 weeks get with your physician. This is 2014 and beyond using sunscreen, you should not try to change your natural skin color. You'll disfigure yourself. Embrace who you are. ...Read more
Many options: Topical bleaching creams such as hydroquinone or kojic acid can help. Also retinol, retinoids, glycolic acid. To get better results you can consider seeing a doctor or dermatologist for treatments such as lasers, ipl (intense pulsed light), chemical acid peels, microdermabrasion, fractional resurfacing. Very important to practice sun protection to avoid getting worse or recurrence. ...Read more
Pigmentation: Is your hyper-pigmentation in different places on your body or are you seeing overall changes in your skin? Does this change with the season? You should see a dermatologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
Difficult: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Difficult...: Dark patches can often be helped with medicine such as topical steroids or hydroxyurea, which can decrease pigment in the area. Unfortunately, once pigment is gone, in most cases it will not come back. Conditions such as vitiligo can be particularly challenging. Most people find make-up or even tatooing are more effective than "medical" treatments. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Options...: If you are referring to scars from old skin lesions or wounds then cocoa butter could be used besides medication that would need to be prescribed for that. Depending on the skin changes the appropriate treatment. You would need to see a specialist in the skin in order to figure what is the best option for you. ...Read more
Topical agent!: Systemic agents will work well and there are many! but topical steroids work well in most xcases, and a little known trick is to wash your face with a tar-based shampoo and let it sit for 3-5 minutes before washing it off. It works for the scalp and can work for your face! ...Read more
Scientific Rx: The benzoyl peroxide you are already using is your best start. It's 50% likely to cure you; if in two weeks it has not, get with your personal physician. Pop remedies are only adjuncts. Acne's a serious problem, non-lifestyle related and a professional liability. It can be managed by prescription meds and i'd urge you to use these. Best wishes. ...Read more
Lichen planus marks: Unfortunately there aren't very good methods of getting rid of this pigmentation. The dark marks appear because lichen planus damages the area between the upper and lower layers of the skin and melanin (pigment that gives the tan or brown color to skin) falls from the upper layer to the lower layer. With time, marks will lighten. Fading creams are not very helpful but can be tried. ...Read more
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