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How to increase the melanin in body skin?

How to increase the melanin in body skin?

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

Dr. Monib Zirvi
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Increased Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

Increased skin pigmentation = more color due to having more pigment in the outermost layer of ...Read more


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How to overcome skin darkening around specific body part?

How to overcome skin darkening around specific body part?

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

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Could body acne be treated differently from face acne?

Could body acne be treated differently from face acne?

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

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Which face cream to lighten the skin colour?

Which face cream to lighten the skin colour?

Skin lightening: Hydroquinone in various percnetages-mostly commonly 4% lightens dark spots and gives a more even skin tone. ...Read more

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Why does the facial skin hyperpigment in perimenopause?

Why does the facial skin hyperpigment in perimenopause?

Skin discoloration: Changes in hormone levels in combination with sun exposure over the years contributes to discoloration of the skin. Daily sun protection. A topical retinoid and vit c are good preventive measures. ...Read more

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Can the pill darken face skin?

Can the pill darken face skin?

Sometimes: Some women are prone to melasma, darkening of skin on lips cheeks, forehead. This can occur in pregnancy, with the pill or spontaneously on susceptible women. Bleaching creams , laser or chemical peel can lighten this darkened skin. ...Read more

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Homemade safe measures to lighten indian tanned in sun skin tone?

Homemade safe measures to lighten indian tanned in sun skin tone?

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

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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?

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?

Can do all: Acne can leave dark spots. If there is no true scarring then the skin will return to normal. You need to be on acne treatment that will prevent flares. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter body wash for oily skin and body acne?

What is the best over-the-counter body wash for oily skin and body acne?

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 more

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How can hydroquinone turn skin darker and cause hyperpigmentation?

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

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What body system does skin cancer effect?

What body system does skin cancer effect?

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

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Does isotrentinoid reduce pore size, post inflammatory hyper pigmentation, or acne scars (even in the slightest)?

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

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Which chemical peal should I use to lighten skin tone please? (For normal brown Indian combination skin).

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

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Does acne increase skin aging?

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 more

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Is several uneven skin tone on the face contagious?

Is several uneven skin tone on the face contagious?

Not : Not contagious unless you have some kind of rash or infection recommend a HealthTap visit or primary care doctor visit for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Why does the face skin hyperpigment during pregnancy?

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

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

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