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Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

Hyperpigmentation means that there is increased color of ...Read more


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Whats the cure for a 30yrs old Asian woman having hyper pigmentation on face and neck due to anti epileptic drugs taken in chilhood.

Whats the cure for a 30yrs old Asian woman having hyper pigmentation on face and neck due to anti epileptic drugs taken in chilhood.

Many options: To get rid of hyperpigmentation, first wear a good sunblock every day. Many creams can help. Hydroquinones in prescription creams are usually the most effective, but can take time to work. Elure is an otc cream that works differently. And there are many herbal creams that help. Your doctor can perform a laser treatment for faster results. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hyper pigmentation on my face?

What to do if I have hyper pigmentation on my face?

Multiple options: The best treatment for you depends on the cause of the hyper pigmentation and your skin type. If your skin is light and the hyperpig is d/t sun damage, IPL or laser treatments work well, bleaching creams can help too. If your skin is dark you should start with bleaching cream. In person consultation is necessary in this case. http://www.omahacosmeticsurgery.com/face/ ...Read more

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What are the best ways to treat hyper pigmentation on your face and neck?

Hyperpigmentation: There are many causes for this condition and I would start with your PCP. If he/she is not sure I am confident they will refer you to the right specialist and you will be much relieved. ...Read more

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Hi, I have hyper-pigmentation on my face which has been there since a year, and is fading but not completely?

Hi, I have hyper-pigmentation on my face which has been there since a year, and is fading but not completely?

See answer: It would be best to see a photo of your face. This can be done via a Health Tap Prime consultation. You would upload several photos including closeups in sharp focus. For general advice on skin lightening products see: http://wb.md/1TQrIhl and http://bit.ly/1S8Du5c ...Read more

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Hyper pigmentation from sec derm on face not fading? will manuka honey/hydrocortisone help?

Hyper pigmentation from sec derm on face not fading? will manuka honey/hydrocortisone help?

Melasma: Hi Carolyn278 That condition is called MELASMA and here is a link to the best creams to use thanks http://www.skincarecop.com/reviews/part8-melasma.html ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for pigmentation on face now I am 39?

What are some home remedies for pigmentation on face now I am 39?

Face/hyperpigment: Start with micro needling with PRP infusions. Than 4 to8% hydroquinones. Sometimes licorice ointments help. Best to see a Derm or PS/ ...Read more

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How to remove grey pigmentation on face at home?

How to remove grey pigmentation on face at home?

See a doctor: It is hard to say but you may have a disease called argyria, which causes your skin to turn grey. Are the white portion of your eyes white or a greyish blue color? Have you ever been exposed to silver?Laser treatments with a q-switched alexandrite laser or ruby laser or Nd-YAG laser at the 1064 wavelength ...Read more

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Can lupus cause loss of pigmentation on face?

Can lupus cause loss of pigmentation on face?

Yes: But mostly raised demarcated reddish lesions, usually sun sensitive. There are other types of rashes, some may scar. Vitiligo or loss of pigment may happen on its own due to antibodies to melanin. ...Read more

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What is the use of salicylic acid? Can it used to treat pigmentation on face?

What is the use of salicylic acid? Can it used to treat pigmentation on face?

Yes but beware: Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid which is used to tone the skin by removing oils from the skin and is used for acne. It can also reduce inflammatory pigmentation as found in acne. Other agents such as Kojic acid, hydroquinone, and other plant peroxides can also decrease pigmentation. 2% salicylic acid is over the counter and can dry out skin if overused, so consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?

Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?

Sunscreen: Sunscreens are still the best option. Try the higher spf numbers. If persisting or getting worse you should see a dermatologist. There are some conditions we can cause discoloration when exposed to sun like rosacea. ...Read more

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How to treat hyper pigmentation?

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

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What distinguishes hyper pigmentation from morphea?

What distinguishes hyper pigmentation from morphea?

Morphea: Morphea is a condition of unknown etiology that results in scarring, atrophy, and pigmentation (lightening and/or darkening) of the skin. Hyperpigmentation alone does not have atrophy or scarring. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with post inflammatory hyper pigmentation, what medication should I be taking?

Bleaching cream?: This will usually subside with time. If this really bothers you a lot, there may be a cream (cortisone/retin A/ bleaching combination) which may reduce the pigmentation. ...Read more

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