hyperpigmentation

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<b>Hyperpigmentation is also known as <a href="#topics/Increased-skin-pigmentation">Increased skin pigmentation</a></b>. Hyperpigmentation is a medical term describing areas of skin that are darker than the rest of the skin. It can be present from birth or caused by a number of conditions.
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Dr. David J. Sire answered:

How to treat hyperpigmentation?

Topical bleaching

Hyperpigmentation
Usually hyperpigmentation is treated with topical bleaching agents. The most effective has been a combination of tretinoin, hydroqinone and a topical steroid. See your Dermatologist for a thorough evaluation to see if this is appropriatef for you.
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Any remedy for hyperpigmentation?

Pigment

Hyperpigmentation
Sun protection and hydroquinone but not always effective.
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Dr. Otto J. Placik answered:

How is hyperpigmentation treated?

Avoid sun, peels, ++

Hyperpigmentation
There are a variety of techniques to address hyperpigmentation with avoidance bing the best approach using sunblocks. Certain hormone therapies or oral contraceptives may predispose vulnerable individuals. Minimizing inflammation is also key to preventing hyperpigmentation.
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Any home remedies for hyperpigmentation?

Sunscreen, Retinols

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In treating hyperpigmentation, it is extremely important to minimize sun exposure through sun protection and sunscreen. Products containing retinols may help to even pigmentation. There are a number of prescription medicines that help reduce excess pigment. A newer product called Elure contains lignin peroxidase a natural chemical found in trees that bleaches the color of tree bark.
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How do you get rid of hyperpigmentation?

Go away dark spots

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Hyperpigmentation may be caused by chronic inflammation. I al ways imagine that any time there is inflamm, the melanocytes (pigment cells) flock to the area thinking there is a party going on and just dont leave. I like rx Hydroquinone and retinoids plus sunscreen. Sunscreen and hats are the most important thing. I love Obagi NuDerm for this and there are botanicals too but don't work as well.
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What causes hyperpigmentation in children?

Inflammation

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Any rash can inflame the basal layer of skin where the pigment cells are and cause the pigment to drop into the dermis causing hyperpigmentation. This will resolve with time but can be diminished with prescription creams.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

How to remove hyperpigmentation/acne marks?

Hydroquinone

Facial_pimples
This is your best bleach. Don't overdo it. The marks eventually fade on their own, and they probably look worse to you than they do to anyone else. Especially, I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated properly in the first place. Best wishes.
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What are the symptoms of hyperpigmentation?

Dark spots

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Hyperpigmentation refers to areas of skin that appear to be darker than the patients normal skin color. Hyperpigmentation is usually a brown or black color.
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Dr. David J. Sire answered:

How do symptoms of hyperpigmentation begin?

Following irritation

Liver
The body forms increased amounts of pigment from a variety of mechanisms. Some are hormonal like melasma or related to endocrine diseases like adrenal gland dysfunction or liver disease. Other causes are side effects from medications or genetic diseases. Most of what we see clinically is caused by sun damage.
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How can I get help for my hyperpigmentation?

Go away dark spots

Pigment
Hyperpigmentation may be caused by chronic inflammation. I al ways imagine that any time there is inflamm, the melanocytes (pigment cells) flock to the area thinking there is a party going on and just dont leave. I like rx Hydroquinone and retinoids plus sunscreen. Sunscreen and hats are the most important thing. I love Obagi NuDerm for this and there are botanicals too but don't work as well.
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