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Doctor insights on: How To Prevent Skin Pigmentation Disorder

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How to cure acne an lighten the skin tone ?

How to cure acne an lighten the skin tone ?

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 Pigmentation (Definition)

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


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How to treat skin freckles?

How to treat skin freckles?

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

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What's the best way to treat uneven skin pigmentation due to sun damage?

What's the best way to treat uneven skin pigmentation due to sun damage?

Several ways: 1. Retin-a cream 2. Hydroquinone for hyperpigmented areas 3. Intense pulsed light (ipl) for hyperpigmented areas 4. Chemical peels or laser resurfacing for texture or wrinkle issues. ...Read more

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How to prevent skin from sun rays??

How to prevent skin from sun rays??

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

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How can I prevent skin darkening from sun exposure?

How can I prevent skin darkening from sun exposure?

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

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How can I prevent the darkening of skin from sun tan?

How can I prevent the darkening of skin from sun tan?

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

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How to prevent skin from boils?

How to prevent skin from boils?

Antibacterial soap: Get a good scrub cloth and vigorously scrub body especially hairy areas thoroughly. Use either antibacterial or antiseptic type body soap. If no help see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to use skin creams to treat my dry skin condition without causing pimples ?

How to use skin creams to treat my dry skin condition without causing pimples ?

Noncomedogenic: Look for the words noncomedogenic on the products your buy. These are products that have been tested not to block pores or cause acne. ...Read more

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How can you prevent scarring from skin lesions?

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

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How to treat body marks and pigmentation?

How to treat body marks and pigmentation?

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

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How to reduce scalp skin diesase.

How to reduce scalp skin diesase.

No information: You give almost no information in your question. You should see a dermatologist who can examine your scalp, make a diagnosis and hopefully prescribe a treatment regimen. ...Read more

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What can people with vitiligo do to even out skin pigmentation?

What can people with vitiligo do to even out skin pigmentation?

Dermatologists: Dermatologists would provide several options: using Protopic ointment, uva-uvb treatment and skin graft. ...Read more

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How to cure skin aging?

How to cure skin aging?

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

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How to prevent appearance of telangectasia?

How to prevent appearance of telangectasia?

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

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How to increase sebum in skin to help dry skin?

How to increase sebum in skin to help dry skin?

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

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How to prevent aging spots ( blemishes) from growing and how to eliminate them?

How to prevent aging spots ( blemishes) from growing and how to eliminate them?

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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Skin Pigmentation Disorder (Definition)

Skin color is derived from a pigment called melanin. Different medical conditions can cause an increase or decrease in melanin which can affect the body in general or just some areas. ...Read more