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Any ways to remove pigmented skin on lips? Its on my lower lips.A small dark dot and so obvious.

Any ways to remove pigmented skin on lips? Its on my lower lips.A small  dark dot and so obvious.

Lips: Any pigmented or dark spot should be evaluated by a dermatologist to rule out skin cancer (melanoma for instance) . A dark spot could represent a simple freckle or an abnormal mole for example. At times a simple biopsy is recommended to remove the spot and allow for evaluation. ...Read more

Pigment (Definition)

Any chemical which has a color (minerals also) can be said to have a pigment. Such chemicals are responsible for the colors of the skin, the hair, the eyes and things we don't ordinary see such as the brown ...Read more


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My son has vitiligo skin pigmentation , he got a big white spot on his hest, and he is swimming alot, but now there is brown small spot in that area?

My son has vitiligo skin pigmentation , he got a big white spot on his hest, and he is swimming alot, but now there is brown small spot in that area?

Vitiligo? : Possibly not vitiligo but rather tinea versicolor, a chronic, low-grade fungal infection of the skin that presents as well-delineated patches that may have a fine scale; can be white or tan. Chlorine in pool water might temporarily resolve some of the fungus & allow the skin to tan. Fp can check diagnosis with skin scraping for fungus &/or black light (causes fungus to fluoresce yellow-green color. ...Read more

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Notice dew dark small patches on penile head. Used retin A (tretinoin) skin got burned but healed since then having these light brown patches.Kind of pigmentation?

Notice dew dark small patches on penile head. Used retin A (tretinoin) skin got burned but healed since then having these light brown patches.Kind of pigmentation?

Leave it alone...: Hi! MGuy, welcome sending in new question. Based on what you reported about glans penis, it would be most reasonable to just leave it alone as long as having no elevation or erosion (open wound) and being stable in size. Most likely, this patch will remain with you forever. More? Have doc take a direct look. ...Read more

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I have thes small pigmented lesion on my scrotum.It look like a skin tag and a mole when moved it moves right n left. Uro said notwarts.Am I to worry?

I have thes small pigmented lesion on my scrotum.It look like a skin tag and a mole when moved it moves right n left. Uro said notwarts.Am I to worry?

Leave them alone...: What you described should be left alone and deserves just a watch & wait to see how these lesions may change in size & shape and evolve since most likely they are benign or STD-related. Clinically, they could indeed be skin tags, or moles or keratosis Yet, without a direct look at, it is still hard to tell what they may be. How to verify? To http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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2 small skin blotches on left Breast under nipple. Slightly darker pigment than skin. Flat, not itchy or raised or anything. 32 years old. concern??

Skin blotches: Diagnosing skin lesions over the computer is basically impossible. At 32 yo it is probably a benign rash or treatable topical dermatological condition, however, you can never be too safe, so see the Doctor for an evaluation and proper diagnosis so the best treatment can occur. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin redness or irritation around my lips after I eat, laugh, even kiss. This redness, when i'm not eating etc, is a brown pigmented line which looks like a distorted lip liner. This started 6 years ago as a small brown dot.

Melanin: It is possible that the small brown dot that initially appeared was melanin, the substance that is responsible for pigmentation in the skin and tissues of the body. The melanocytes are cells that produce melanin and some people can have brown pigmentation in the lips, as well as the tissues of the mouth. ...Read more

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Why there is pigmentation on skin with crf?

Pigmentation and CRF: The adrenal glands are positioned directly above the kidneys. As the kidneys are failing, the adrenal glands are also often affected. As the brain tries to signal for increased adrenal activity you get more adrenocorticotropic hormone (acth), this can cause increased melanocyte stimulating hormone activity causing the increasd pigmentation associated with chronic renal failure. ...Read more

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What is atypical pigment network on skin?

What is atypical pigment network on skin?

This is actually: a term used to describe a DERMATOSCOPIC examination ( a MAGNIFIED "picture") of early pigmented lesions) Basically this is the way to recognize malignancy EARLY and thus prevent serious outcomes! I hope this helps1 Dr Z ...Read more

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Is there any way to reduce skin pigmentation?

Combination Therapy!: 1. Broad spectrum sunblock daily 2. Serial superficial chemical peels, performed by an esthetician or a physician 3. Prescription creams like a retinoid (tretinoin) or fade cream (hydroquinone) 4. Laser treatments by a physician. ...Read more

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What could cause changes in skin pigmentation?

What could cause changes in skin pigmentation?

Sun, hormones, meds: Most common causes of increased pigmentation are sun exposure, hormones (ie: pregnancy, fertility treatments, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacement therapy), and medications (ie: minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, sulfa drugs) or combination thereof. Certain diseases associated with hormonal imbalance such as addison's or cushing's can also cause excess pigment. ...Read more

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Does vichy products helps my pigmented skin? ?

Does vichy products helps my pigmented skin? ?

See dermatologist: I assume you are referring to the Vichy Products skin care line. There does not appear to be a product on their website which specifically deals with pigmented skin. I would recommend that you consult a Board Certified Dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. There are prescription products that would definitely help with pigmentation problems along with procedures they could offer to you ...Read more

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Which is the optimum skin product for pigmentation?

Which is the optimum skin product for pigmentation?

Obagi: Obagi skin care is great for reducing pigmentation as well as helping improve texture and tone of the skin. ...Read more

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Is there any cures in sight for skin pigmentation loss.

Is there any cures in sight for skin pigmentation loss.

Possibly: Uvb-nb light treatment may be helpful for some people. However if it is from an autoimmune disorder, then the chances of improvement are unlikely. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: skin pigmentation?

Skin pigmentation: Skin color comes from four different pigments present in our skin: 1. Melanin - tans or browns in our skin 2. Carotenes - yellows and oranges 3. Oxygenated hemoglobin (in the arteries) - red 4. Deoxygenated hemoglobin (in the veins) - blue skin color is the combination of these four. ...Read more

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Why is my skin pigmentation inconsistent? I need some advice.

Patchy skin: Irregular skin discoloration can be due to inflammation due to rashes, vascular changes, bacterial or fungal infections of skin, ^ or v in melanin production. Injury, heat, genetics, solar radiation, hormonal changes & exposure to heavy metal are potential causes. REF: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003224.htm ...Read more

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I want to change my skin pigmentation. Is there a way to do so?

I want to change my skin pigmentation. Is there a way to do so?

Yes: Although there is no safe way to permanently change your pigmentation, some topical treatments such as hydroquinone, can cause temporary lightening of skin pigment and spots. A little less effective but safer for long term use are products containing kojic acid and arbutin. These products work by suppressing melanin production. Medical grade products work better than over the counter creams. ...Read more

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I noticed red dot pigmentation appearing on my skin. What is this?

Angiomas: Angiomas are benign tumors derived from cells of the vascular or lymphatic vessel walls (epithelium) or derived from cells of the tissues surrounding these vessels. Angiomas are a frequent occurrence as patients age, but they might be an indicator of systemic problems such as liver disease. They are not commonly associated with malignancy. But since i can not see the lesions i can not be sure. ...Read more