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How To Get Rid Of Pigmentation
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
Can only Improve: You cannot "erase" scars. Poor scars can be improved through the following methods: 1) scar massage 2) silicone sheeting (a kind of silicone tape you where over the scar) 3) steroid injections 4) laser treatment (helps remove coloring) 5) scar revision (removing the scar and starting over). Consult with a plastic surgeon to find out which combination of these would best work for you. ...Read more
How to get rid of hyper pigmentation on my neck ? It appear because of benzoyl peroxide. Or How long will it subside ?
The brown......: The pigmentation is caused by several factors. Inflammation can cause leakage of red blood cells into the skin, causing " rusting of the iron in the rbc hgb. Also, if you scratch and abrade psoriasis lesions, you get a low grade infection, which will permanently discolor skin. People will scratch unknowingly in sleep. The brown caused by rbc will leave slowly. The other will diminish little. ...Read more
Manage the acne: All acne can be managed today; if 5% topical benzoyl peroxide 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Individual acne pigmentation lesions may take up to a few months to fade; if you use a hydroquinone bleach, do it sparingly. The vast majority of folks do not care whether you have some acne pigmentation; make sure this is what you really want to do. Best wishes. ...Read more
How do I get rid of hyper pigmentation on my face? I'm an african american woman and I have a lot of dark spots on my face and neck. I know it must be hyper pigmentation but i don't know how to get rid of it. I have been using ambi fade cream and cocoa bu
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