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Dr. Monib Zirvi
212 Doctors shared insights

Increased Skin Pigmentation (Overview)

Increased skin pigmentation = more color due to having more pigment in the outermost layer of tissue covering the body.


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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

Dr. Monib Zirvi
212 Doctors shared insights

Increased Skin Pigmentation (Overview)

Increased skin pigmentation = more color due to having more pigment in the outermost layer of tissue covering the body.


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How long can it take to get rid of my dark skin pigmentation?

How long can it take to get rid of my dark skin pigmentation?

Depends: If from sun, will fade over winter (recent sun). If from trauma will also fade. Other wise may need a bleaching cream or laser tx-would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
Once
Use mild soap when washing your skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
Once
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What is the definition or description of: Increased skin pigmentation?

What is the definition or description of: Increased skin pigmentation?

Skin pigmentation: Increased skin pigmentation = more color due to having more pigment in the outermost layer of tissue covering the body. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
once
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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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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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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
Once
Avoid picking at them
Once
Have them removed by a doctor if needed
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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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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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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

Various: Skin pigmentation can be affected by heriditary disorders, drugs, infections, inflammation, sun exposure, skin cancers, immune diseases or even tumors of internal organs. You are probably referring to vitiligo, which is essentially a auto-immune condition or to albinism, which is genetic. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Yes: There are several different kinds of lupus. Classic lupus often presents with a butterfly rash across the nose and cheeks. Cutaneous lupus may present with a number of different skin lesions. Alopecia (hair loss) may also occur with lupus. ...Read more

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What can cause a dark skin pigmentation on my neck?

Many things: Acanthosis nigricans causes dark, velvety patches of skin on the neck & skin folds and since it can be associated with diabetes or other health issues, it is important to have it looked at. Many other causes exist: sun-exposure, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, tinea versicolor, other rashes & even retained dirt (terra firma-forme) are just a few! See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
Once
If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
Once
See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
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How long can it take to get rid of my dark skin pigmentation?

Depends: If from sun, will fade over winter (recent sun). If from trauma will also fade. Other wise may need a bleaching cream or laser tx-would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can cause a change in skin pigmentation around the eyes?

What can cause a change in skin pigmentation around the eyes?

Allergies: Dark pigmentation around the eyes is commonly caused by allergy, and may be due to repeated episodes of swelling as well as itching and eye rubbing. Broken lid vessels lead to pigmentation. Certain glaucoma eye drops are known for skin pigmentation, as is Latisse (bimatoprost) for eyelash growth (if it gets onto the skin). Decreased pigmentation can occur which cholesterol deposits (xanthelasma) and vitiligo. ...Read more

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I have got skin pigmentation on my hands what is the best solution?

I have got skin pigmentation on my hands what is the best solution?

They are sun related: Pigmentated spots on the hands are sually related to sun exposure and can be treated by a variety of means such as intense pulse light therapy, laser, or liquid nitrogen. The use of sunscreen and avoidance of extended sun exposure is recommended. ...Read more

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What tests can be done to detect various skin pigmentation disorders?

Skin biopsy: Many pigmentary disorders are diagmosed clinically, by the way they look, and associated symptoms. If there is doubt, a skin biopsy can be helpful. ...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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Why is my skin pigmentation inconsistent? I need some advice.

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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Is there a cure for skin pigmentation?

Is there a cure for skin pigmentation?

Skin pigmentation: There are various disorders of skin pigmentation. Is there a particular one you are concerned with. There are numerous treatments, not necessarily a "cure" per se for various skin pigmentation disorders. Laser therapy is often helpful for many skin pigmentation disorders. Please see your local dermatologist and/or plastic surgeon to discuss these options! ...Read more

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What is the cause of skin pigmentation at the site of dialysis?

What is the cause of skin pigmentation at the site of dialysis?

See below: If you mean the site of the needle puncture, it could be a hematoma, blood under skin, which can change colour. ...Read more

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Can people with dark skin pigmentation use sunblock?

Can people with dark skin pigmentation use sunblock?

Yes: Everyone should use sunscreen. Those with more pigment are less likely to develop skin cancer, but with enough ultraviolet exposure, it is possible.

A good, broad-spectrum sunscreen with zinc oxide (eg. Coppertone faces) applied daily with reduce the chance of premature aging and skin cancer. ...Read more

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What are natural ways to get rid of skin pigmentation?

You would: You would have to see a dermatologist to have this answered because your problem may not be treatable. ...Read more

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Is there any permanent cure for vitiligo/skin pigmentation?

No: Since we don't know what is causing it, there is no permanent solution. UVB-NB phototherapy may help in some cases. ...Read more

Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
248 Doctors shared insights

Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

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