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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Anything I can do to reduce hyperpigmentation on pregnant face?

Anything I can do to reduce hyperpigmentation on pregnant face?

Sunscreen: The hormones of pregnancy cause increased pigmentation. These cells are very sensitive to sun exposure. Using a good sunscreen will help prevent these pigmentation changes on your face. ...Read more

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I have hypo- and hyperpigmentation on my face due to eczema. How can I make these marks disappear ? Is there a treatment ?

I have hypo- and hyperpigmentation on  my face due to eczema. How can I make these marks disappear ? Is there a treatment ?

Yes but in the face: of eczema you really need to discuss options with dermatologist as many things that can help pigmentation can aggravate eczema. make appointment ...Read more

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Female, Asian, 19. Only get acne on right side of face leaving hyperpigmentation. Wash sheets/face regularly with acne scrub. Any tips for treatment?

Female, Asian, 19. Only get acne on right side of face leaving hyperpigmentation. Wash sheets/face regularly with acne scrub. Any tips for treatment?

See a dermatologist: Tretinoin (Retin A) or adapalene prescription will reduce the acne and the post-inflamatory hyperpigmentation. Depending on the severity of the acne, as well as your emotional reaction to it, you may also consider prescription SPIRONLACTONE, an antiandrogen. Very effective. Very safe except not if pregnant or in kidney failure. ...Read more

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I have hyperpigmentation on my face that is not acne related. I have heard castor oil works to diminish spots. Is castor oil really effective?

I have hyperpigmentation on my face that is not acne related. I have heard castor oil works to diminish spots. Is castor oil really effective?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I remove hyperpigmentation spots on my face?

How can I remove hyperpigmentation spots on my face?

Hydroquinone (HQ) +: I find otc hydroquinone based products generally ineffective. Prescription based hq products such as triluma can be effective in many cases of hyperpigmentation. If the hyperpigmentation is due to a deep form of melasma, however, even triluma may not be enough. In difficult cases, proven chemical peels along with rx hq based products and daily sunblock can work for many patients-see your derm md. ...Read more

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Could some sort of venous insufficiency cause hyperpigmentation, intermittent flushing on face and neck? Also puffiness, that's worse in the morning.

Could some sort of venous insufficiency cause hyperpigmentation, intermittent flushing on face and neck? Also puffiness, that's worse in the morning.

No: venous insufficiency refers to loss of venous valve function in veins usually saphenous in legs. This causes varicose veins which when inflamed induce phlebitis of leg veins and deposition of pigmentation in lower legs, the sign of post phlebitis syndrome. This to the best of my knowledge does not occur in the jugular veins of the head and neck, ...Read more

Dr. Monib Zirvi
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Increased Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

Increased skin pigmentation is a clinical finding in which an area of skin is darker due ...Read more