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How To Prevent Skin Pigmentation Disorder
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
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
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
Sun: Do not smoke, avoid the sun and avoid trauma. ...Read more
Sun damage: It would be quite easy for me to say start growing mushrooms and live in the basement but obviously that's impractical. As different technology stands, a good high number sunscreen somewhere between 70 and 100, plus a broad brimmed hat through which you can see no sunlight if held up to the sunlight. ...Read more
Physical sunblock: The use of a good quality physical sun block that blocks out both UV A and UVB rays. The skin will still tan but to a much lesser extent. The physical block should be either zinc or titanium . Theses products can be purchased at a dermatologist office and in many spas. The better products are PCA, Skin Medica, SkinCeuticals, Obagi and others but these are most popular ...Read more
Sunblock: Sunblock is the cornerstone of management and prevention is the key. Once it has developed there are a variety of bleaching agents that can be used that combine varying proportions of retin-a, hydroquinone, kojic acid and topical steroids. On occasion chemical peels with glycolic acid may also help. Lastly laser resurfacing is an option but not without more risk. See your dermatologist for options. ...Read more
Sometimes scarring..: ...Occurs no matter what you do. Other times it depends on the skin lesions. With acne, you can often prevent scarring by not picking or squeezing your zits. Wound scars heal with smaller scars if kept clean and free of infection. Some people just naturally inherit skin that scars easily (or less easily). ...Read more
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
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
Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin? African-american woman. My concerns are about laser skin resurfacing leading to skin discoloration. If this is the case, how long does it take for normal skin pigmentation to be restored?
No way.: there are many reasons why people get telangiectasias. One of the most common reasons is called Rosacea. But a more serious problem call Scleroderma may also cause telangiectasias. So, don't even think about "prevention". to control it, there's a new medicine called MIRVASO. Let dermatologist tell you how to do it. ...Read more
Won't work.: Studies have shown no correlation between sebum levels and the presence or severity of dry skin. Like any oil, sebum can mask the scaliness of dry skin without producing any actual change in the condition; but increasing sebum levels will not make dry skin go away. Use a good emollient lotion, applied right after bathing while skin is still moist. ...Read more
Age spot prevention: Best way of preventing age spots (freckles) is to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen. Some skin lesions that are considered age spots are actually benign growths, called seborrheic keratoses (sk). Pretty much everyone gets them. In some people this condition is hereditary, particularly if there are many sks. There is no good way of preventing these unfortunately. But they can be treated. ...Read more
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