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No Safe Way: Content is genetically determined. Increase in melanin is an injury reaction to sun (uv) exposure, or from tanning beds.Never advisable to do this as long term effects result in aging and skin cancer. Self tanning creams or sprays add color to the skin, and while not perfect, are safe. ...Read more
Depends on normality: Normal people are not the same color all over. That means everybody has lighter and darker parts. If a person is darkening normally, that is ok... but if due to sun exposure, sunscreen (and clothing and shade) does help. If the neck and armpits are darkening, one's primary care Dr. can check to see if it is normal. If nipples and genitals are darkening, that is usually fine, but the Dr. can check. ...Read more
Hit it HARD: Acne on the trunk won't respond well just to topical agents though they may be useful. You'll probably end up on a systemic antibiotic for a while &/or be offered tretinoin. Acne is a serious, non-lifestyle-related disease and a serious personal and professional liability that requires 21st century medicine. Good luck. ...Read more
It will: The skin will be a darker color than the rest of the skin. ...Read more
We place such an: Emphasis on skin tone and i respect that it is an issue for you. The best home remedy is to stay neat and clean and happy w/your health. The best thing about you is what is inside, your values. Hope this helps. ...Read more
After acne marks starts to disappear gradually .Will skin heal to its original complexion, skin tone.Or will the marks cause dark spots or brown skin?
What I Recommend: Neutrogena body clear body wash twice daily. After wash, alternate neutrogena body clear body spray with a 10% Alpha hydroxy acid moisturizer (acne.Org has a good one). Good hygiene is also important, so make sure you shower and change clothes right away after a work-out. The degree of body acne can vary, if its irritated or severe you may need to see a doctor for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exogenous ochronosis: Higher strengths and persistent, sustained use of hydroquinone (eg 6 months or more) especially in darker skin types are risk factors for exogenous ochronosis. This results in brownish-yellow pigmented globules in the skin's collagen layers. Prevention is key by avoiding excessive use! ...Read more
Skin and others: Skin cancer came from skin cells. Some of the most common skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, lymphoma involving the skin... However, by nature, cancer, including skin cancer can travel to any other organs in the body such as brain, lungs, liver, bone, lymph nodes, other part of the skin, ect...This is more common with meolanoma and rare with basal or squamous. ...Read more
Does isotrentinoid reduce pore size, post inflammatory hyper pigmentation, or acne scars (even in the slightest)?
Depends: Retin A (tretinoin) is an amazing med, and one of the only proven medications to treat a multitude of things in the skin. Its main function is cell turnover which helps to decrease fine lines and wrinkles and smoothen the skin. It can improve pigmentation issues when used with appropriate brightening products.It does not really affect pore size, and can improve acne scars. www.arslanianplasticsurgery.com ...Read more
Which chemical peal should I use to lighten skin tone please? (For normal brown Indian combination skin).
None: Peals are likely to damage your skin and make it darker. You may use sun screen to prevent tanning. As you say, normal brown complexion of an Indian, is normal, leave it alone. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
No!: Acne-prone teens have thicker skin with small pores and increased skin oils. As we age, the acne usually improves (or goes away) but the skin characteristics that caused the problems earlier now help reduce the aging process. Still, stay out of the sun, avoid alcohol and tobacco, and don't get fat! all will also help your skin age better than thin, dry skin abused by these things! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Chloasma: Chloasma is a required hypermelanosis of sun-exposed areas occurred during pregnancy and it can affect 50-70% of pregnant women. It presents as symmetric hyperpigmented macules, which can confluent or punctuate. The most common locations are the cheeks, the upper lip, the chin and the forehead. The exact mechanism by which pregnancy affects the process of melanogenesis is unknown. ...Read more
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