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Can you layer hydroquinone 2% to reach the same efficacy as 4% in treating hyperpigmentation under eyes or on rest of face?

Can you layer hydroquinone 2% to reach the same efficacy as 4% in treating hyperpigmentation under eyes or on rest of face?

I don't know: That is a very good question that I often wonder, being prone to post inflamatory hyperpigmentation myself. I wish we know. I wish anybody knows! Use twice the amount use twice as often? For how long? How come it works on one spot and not on another? I know sun exposure makes things worse, the rest,??? IDK! Aslo I worry about effects on the cornea applying too close to the eyes. ...Read more

Dr. Monib Zirvi
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I was given tretinoin 0.025% for suspected hyperpigmentation under my eyes. What adverse side effects are there using it on such a sensitive area?

I was given tretinoin 0.025% for suspected hyperpigmentation under my eyes. What adverse side effects are there using it on such a sensitive area?

Inflammation: Generally speaking retin- a is not typically used around the eyes due to sensitivity manifested by marked inflammation (redness, swelling). When used for hyperpigmentation it is commonly combined with a steroid cream and/or hydroquinone and/or kojic acid. ...Read more

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What works best for hyperpigmentation? Preferably affordable. I have some under my eyes, might've been eyecream I used. Also spots on cheeks.

What works best for hyperpigmentation? Preferably affordable. I have some under my eyes, might've been eyecream I used. Also spots on cheeks.

Depends: It depends on the depth of pigment in the skin, location, and your skin type. It is best to be seen by a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment recommendation...However, in general hydroquinone and a topical retinoid are very effective. ...Read more

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What does hyper pigmentation under your eyes look like and what is the difference between hyperpigmentation and dark under eye circles? Treatments?

What does hyper pigmentation under your eyes look like and what is the difference between hyperpigmentation and dark under eye circles? Treatments?

Eye pigment: Eye pigment below the eyes is on the surface of the skin and typically brownish in coloration. Dark circles are due to underlying vasculature showing through the skin and are bluish black in color. Treatments for eyelid pigmentation are makeup concealer, skin bleaching ointments, and laser skin treatments. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for POH/periorbital hyperpigmentation? Combo of deeper dermal pigmentation and protruding eye that causes slight shadowing

What is the best treatment for POH/periorbital hyperpigmentation? Combo of deeper dermal pigmentation and protruding eye that causes slight shadowing

Difficult options: POH is difficult to treat. See https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC4756872/ options include topical depigmenting agents, such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, azelaic acid, topical retinoic acid, and physical therapies, including chemical peels, surgical corrections, and laser therapy, most of which are tried scientifically for melasma, another common condition of hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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What causes hyperpigmentation in children?

Inflammation: 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. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hyperpigmentation?

What are the symptoms of hyperpigmentation?

Dark spots: 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. ...Read more

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Hydroxychlorquin caused hyperpigmentation what is the manegement?

Hydroxychlorquin caused hyperpigmentation what is the manegement?

Stop it: Unless you have no alternative or unless you tolerate the pigmentation. You neglected to indicate the reason for using it, the dose, or the duration. ...Read more

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How to treat hyperpigmentation?

How to treat hyperpigmentation?

Topical bleaching: 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. ...Read more

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Fairness creams to reduce my hyperpigmentation?

Fairness creams to reduce my hyperpigmentation?

Sunscreen, Retinols: 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 medicines, like hydroquinone, 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. ...Read more

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What is pimple hyperpigmentation and how is it treated?

Inflammation-caused: Inflammation can cause the hyperpigmentation after a pimple. Some skin types are more prone to this than others. A prescription product with the active ingredient of tretinoin (retin-a is one brand) might help over time. A gentle topical cortisone to reduce inflammation might help. Avoiding manipulation, pinching, squeezing, or rubbing the area may help prevent the problem. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for suborbital hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation: Many creams are available but unfortunately none of them really work dark circles under the eyes may be due to increased melanin. ...Read more

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Can vitiligo and hyperpigmentation be linked to scleroderma?

Can vitiligo and hyperpigmentation be linked to scleroderma?

Yes: Scleroderma causes scarring, hyperpigmentation, and vitiligo of skin as well as raynauds phenomenon, and scarring and vascular changes in the hands and feet, lungs kidneys, and heart. If just confined to the skin in one or several areas it is called morphea. There is treatment for all of these. A dermatologist for morphea, a rheumatologist for system scleroderma. ...Read more

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What is the difference between melasma and hyperpigmentation?

What is the difference between melasma and hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation: Is increased skin pigmentation due to increase melanin production by the melanocytes. It can be due to external factors (sun exposure, meds side effect etc. Or medical conditions such as adrenal or kidney problems etc. Melasma is one cause of increase pigmentation. Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=114398&page=1 http://www. Rightdiagnosis. Com/sym/hyperpigmentation.Htm. ...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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Are big pathes of hyperpigmentation on the skin common in lupus?

It can happen.: In individuals with lupus and skin involvement, the pattern of inflammation seen microscopically is an interface pattern. Inflammatory cells in this pattern involve the junction of the epidermis and dermis. Melanocytes are located in this area, and the pigmentation of epidermal cells is disrupted. In some individuals, this results in hyperpigmentation; in others, there can be hypopigmentation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of hyperpigmentation in some area of the face?

What is the treatment of hyperpigmentation in some area of the face?

Hyperpigmentation: You must a sunblock, at least spf 30, preferably with zinc so the discoloration doesn't get worse and so your treatment has a chance to work. Otc: glycolic acid, kojic acid, retinol, hydroquinone. If those don't work, see your dermatologist for products that are very effective. ...Read more

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Advice? Would the "post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation" caused by "lichen" ever go away?

Hyperpigmentation: The combination of the chemical peels, laser treatments and intense pulsed light therapies may be helpful, but may aggravate pigmentation in some cases. However, nothing has been found useful to eradicate dermal melanosis. ...Read more

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I am 23years old male. Does allantoin help in treating post inflammatory hyperpigmentation?

I am 23years old male. Does allantoin help in treating post inflammatory hyperpigmentation?

Possibly: Allantoin is a metabolite of uric acid in many species of animals/plants/bacteria. not humans. It is included in some OTC cosmetics and is thought to be moisturizing, increasing water content surrounding skin cells, and enhancing desquamation (shedding) of upper layer of skin cells. It may help in wound healing including inflammation such as you may have. I don't think it affects hyperpigmentation ...Read more

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Do rashes caused by herpes always result in hyperpigmentation? If so, how long does it last?

Depends: Each person is different and some have hyperpigmentation and others have hypo usually have a while the skin will return but there is always a chance it will be the same forever ...Read more

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What procedures will completely remove hyperpigmentation and some light indentations? Rolling and box scars LIGHT!

A better question: Would be what can be done to ameliorate those things. Hyperpigmentation can always come back no matter what you do. The first thing would be to get on tretinoin everyday indefinitely then try to bleaching cream which you can go on and off of as needed. There are various surgical techniques and lasers that can improve scars to the point where they are sometimes unnoticeable, but again there is no such thing as making them completely disappear. Sorry! ...Read more

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Will you still get post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation if you don't let that part of the skin see sunlight for months?

Yes, if prone to it.: Good question! Sunlight does not cause pih, but it can make it worse once it occurs. So pih can still occur on non-sun-exposed skin (if you are prone it) -- but it will go away faster if no sunlight hits it. (or if you wear a good sunscreen lotion every day). ...Read more

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Was thinking of using a serum containing arbutin & Koji acid, for hyperpigmentation, is it safe, sold by Skincueticals. Tyvm?

Could be helpful: Would try to assess the cause of the pigmentation 1st via phys exam and possible blood tests with dermatologist, and then treat with appropriate med and possible ...Read more

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I quit smoking six months ago but my hyperpigmentation hasn't fade. How much time does it take for hyperpigmentation to fade?

Usually a few months: But it is highly variable. There are other causes of hyperpigmentation, and something else may be going on. If it has not even lightened a bit, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. Congrats on quitting smoking - the benefits are way more than just cosmetic! Stay quit! ...Read more

Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

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