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Hyperpigmentation On Eyes
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
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?
What works best for hyperpigmentation? Preferably affordable. I have some under my eyes, might've been eyecream I used. Also spots on cheeks.
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
How safe is fractional C02 laser under eyes? I have VERY sensitive skin and worried about hyperpigmentation ans scarring. Thermo-lo tx gave me a scar
Fact. CO-2 issues: Best to try test area of <1cm to see if you hyoerpigement. ...Read more
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
If cushing's disease also has increased levels of acth why aren´t these patients with hyperpigmentation like addison´s disease?
Different: Cushings is entirely different hormone disorder from addison's disease. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Home remedy: Lemon juice and peroxide twice a day and can buy fading creams or steroid creams to help. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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