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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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Should i go to a cosmetic plastic surgeon, dermatolgist or esthetician for acne scar/hyperpigmentation. I would like laser produces or peels done.

Should i go to a cosmetic plastic surgeon,  dermatolgist or esthetician for acne scar/hyperpigmentation. I would like laser produces or peels done.

See a Specialist: You should see either a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon who specializes in acne scarring, cosmetic surgery and lasers. They would own many lasers and have many years of experience treating acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and other disorders. Chemical acid peels do not work as well as lasers but some doctors do not own any lasers and only offer chemical peels. But lasers cost more. ...Read more

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Is laser treatment common for hyperpigmentation?

Is laser treatment common for hyperpigmentation?

Yes: Yes. It is often utilized to treat hyperpigmentation from aging, sun damage and melasma. With melasma it is important to do a test area prior to complete treatment to ensure there is not worsening of the condition. There are several topical preparations that can also aid in the treatment of hyperpigmentation ...Read more

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Is laser therapy effective for deep hyperpigmentation and scarring?

Yes: Some lasers help with hyperpigmentation and scarring such as fractional co2, co2, erbium:yag, fraxel, ktp and nd:yag lasers. Ipl devices also help with hyperpigmentation. Thermage and other skin tightening procedures can help with scarring. ...Read more

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What's the probability of having hyperpigmentation after doing nd yag laser for telangectasia?

Small: Everyone has different responses to injury. Olive and darker complected individuals tend to have darker scars. It may take several years sometimes for this to resolve in full thickness wounds. In laser treated areas this can also happen but seldom lasts long. Your doctor can prescribe a hydroquinone bleaching agent sometimes with a topical steroid to hasten resolution of the hyper pigmentation. ...Read more

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Will Alma laser Clearlift plus get rid of dark circles and hyperpigmentation on a light brown skin?

Will Alma laser Clearlift plus get rid of dark circles and hyperpigmentation on a light brown skin?

Can: Yes this Laser could help you need to consult a dermatologist plastic surgeon or doctor uses lasers for specific advice.Then generally they want to try a small test area to see if your skin becomes too late or too dark or normal appearing with the treatment ...Read more

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Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?

Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?

Possibly: Thanks for an excellent question. I would reccomend you see a board certified dermatologist to exam your pigmentation and skin quality prior to adding any laser energy. ...Read more

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Brown skin color. 5 on a scale of 6. I have 2, 3 inch spot of hyperpigmentation from 10yr ago from using epila laser. How do i reverse it?

Brown skin color. 5 on a scale of 6. I have 2,  3 inch spot of hyperpigmentation from 10yr ago from using epila laser. How do i reverse it?

Unlikely to reverse: It sounds like the hyperpigmented skin is a side-effect from the laser. There are creams that you can buy over the counter to help with sun and age spots, but it is unlikely that your skin tone will return to normal after all this time. In general, the laser therapies result in skin discoloration that commercial advertisements do not disclose. Try the creams first, then see a dermatologist next. ...Read more

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My brother has what appears to be hyperpigmentation/dark spots all over his skin. What is the cause? And is there a cure? I think laser treatments?

My brother has what appears to be hyperpigmentation/dark spots all over his skin. What is the cause? And is there a cure? I think laser treatments?

Let him see a: A primary care dr and a dermatologist . It could be a sign of problems with stomach , intestinal , pancreatic , adrenal problems or tumor(less likely ) etcgive us some feedback ! ...Read more

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I'm going to do laser for facial telangectasia, i'm a little bite worried about leaving a scar , post infl. Hyperpigmentation or edema, what precautions?

I'm going to do laser for facial telangectasia, i'm a little bite worried about leaving a scar , post infl. Hyperpigmentation or edema, what precautions?

Laser: There are several different types of lasers that treat facial telangiectasia. The side effect profile of each different type of laser can differ, so it depends on which one your doctor will use. Be certain to discuss your concerns with your doctor before treatment. Be certain that it is a doctor that will be doing your treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any efficient treatment for stevens-johnson syndrome hyperpigmentation? It's been a year since my daughter had sjs, but now she has hyperpigmentation all over her body. Is there any specific type of cream or laser treatment that would help?

Is there any efficient treatment for stevens-johnson syndrome hyperpigmentation? It's been a year since my daughter had sjs, but now she has hyperpigmentation all over her body. Is there any specific type of cream or laser treatment that would help?

Skin peeling: Steven johnson syndrome may cause skin peeling mimicking a 3rd degree burn. As the result , hyperpigmentation may follow . There are bleaching cream for this condition but it would not be safe or practical to apply over the entire body. I suspect that this condition would fade with time but consult a dermatologist if it does not improve in a few months. This is truly a frightening reaction. ...Read more

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What type of laser treatment can I use to remove hyper pigmentation marks on my body ?

What type of laser treatment can I use to remove hyper pigmentation marks on my body 
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IPL: You may benefit from an IPL treatment. Sometimes topical hydroquinone can work but you have to be careful to do this under supervision as it can work too well and cause hypo pigmentation. I would see a physician for treatment first. ...Read more

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What type of laser treatment can get rid of hyper pigmentation scars ?

Scar treatment: CO2 and infrared lasers are used for scar reduction/removal attempt. There are also different types of prescription and over the counter creams/ointments that can help greatly diminish the appearance of scars. Surgical scarring can be reduced with suturing technique as well as treatment during the healing phase. ...Read more

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Can I do lasers to get rid of post inflammatory hyper pigmentation while on isotretinion? Also laser scar removal?

Can I do lasers to get rid of post inflammatory hyper pigmentation while on isotretinion? Also laser scar removal?

Accutane: Absolutely not. Isotretinon prevents new skin growth. Any type of LASER treatment will likely burn your skin and cause long-term scarring. It is not advised to have any type of ablative or exfoliative treatment for up to 2 years after Isotretinon treatment has ended. This is a very serious chemotherapeutic drug and that is why it comes with a 17 page consent form and requires close follow-up. ...Read more

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Can i do peeling for the bikini area to treat hyperpimentation caused by laser hair removal treatment in between sessions ?

Can i do peeling for the bikini area to treat hyperpimentation caused by laser hair removal treatment in between sessions ?

Yes but...: You can do peels in between the laser treatments, but it may not help with the hyper pigmentation. PIH is "post inflammatory" and the peel may aggravate that. Probably a better option for you would be to use a cream that contains both a bleaching agent (like hydroquinone) and a low dose steroid. www.OmahaCosmeticSurgery.com ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Laser (Definition)

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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

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