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Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?

Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?

Sunscreen: Sunscreens are still the best option. Try the higher spf numbers. If persisting or getting worse you should see a dermatologist. There are some conditions we can cause discoloration when exposed to sun like rosacea. ...Read more

Dr. Monib Zirvi
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Increased Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

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


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Please provide info on brachioplasty?

Please provide info on brachioplasty?

See the answer : Brachioplasty is a great procedure for patients whose upper arms are flapping as in someone who had bariatric surgery or just lost a lot of weight. In most cases the incision runs on the inner arm from the armpit to near the elbow. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with r.E.M. Syndrome -rare skin disease . More information about this please?

Diagnosed with r.E.M. Syndrome -rare skin disease . More information about this please?

Similar to lupus: Reticular erythematous mucinosis (rem) frequently appears after intense sun exposure, or hormonal stimuli such as oral contraceptives, menses, or pregnancy. It may be related to lupus erythematosus, although lupus tests are typically negative. It often responds to treatment with anti-malarial medications. ...Read more

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Hi, what is the most effective treatment to lighten Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation/ dark spots on face due to acne. Thanks?

Hi, what is the most effective treatment to lighten Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation/ dark spots on face due to acne. Thanks?

Manage the acne: Depigmentation bleach creams like hydroquinone risk disfiguring you. At age 17, you have a duty to yourself to take charge of treating your acne. It's a chronic, non-lifeastyle-related disease that will remit on its own when it decides to, and that you should treat aggressively until then. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, you'll need your physician's prescription Rx ...Read more

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Kindly give me more information on uveitis.

Kindly give me more information on uveitis.

Inflammation: Uveitis is a broad term for inflammation in the eye. Most patients have anterior uveitis-affecting the front of the eye, also called iritis or iridocyclitis. Intermediate uveitis is inflammation of the ciliary body, in the middle part of the eye-also called pars planitis. Posterior uveitis is inflammation of the retina and choroid, in the back of the eye. Panuveitis, or diffuse-is the entire eye. ...Read more

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Any information on a skin disease called pityriasis rosea?

Any information on a skin disease called pityriasis rosea?

Pityriasis rosea: The exact cause of pityriasis rosea is unclear, although the cause may be a viral infection, such as infection with certain strains of the human herpes virus (hhv6 or hhv7). Pityriasis rosea, however, isn't believed to be contagious. ...Read more

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Information site on infectious disease?

Information site on infectious disease?

Cdc: is an excellent site for infectious diseases. Additionally, the program for monitoring emerging diseases is a good place to follow outbreaks all over the world. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions, fading brown spots on skin?

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...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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Information on sculptra filler?

Information on sculptra filler?

A different filler: Sculptra is poly l-lactic acid. First fda approved for treatment if lipoatrophy from anti-viral HIV drug treatments, for the last several years marketed as sculptra aesthetic for general cosmetic patients. A stimulatory filler, it leads to increased collagen production and a gradual volume improvement for facial aging. The results can be longer-lasting than other fillers, up to 2 years. ...Read more

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Could I get some information regarding Accutane and acne scars?

Could I get some information regarding Accutane and acne scars?

The basics: Accutane / isotretinoin is powerful medicine that only specialists can prescribe, and you'll be followed very closely. If you've already gotten scars from acne, I'm sorry. It could have been prevented. Or you may decide you don't mind, or like the "tough" look. Accutane will not touch your current scars, but laser Rx, microsurgery or an injectable filler may make them less visible. ...Read more

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How to lighten pigmentations on face?

Check hydroquinone : Hydroquinone works by decreasing the pigment cells in your skin. Let your doctor look at your pigmentation to determine if your concern is redness from blood vessels or is it pigment associated with pih or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If it is pigment, hydroquinone will be your ticket. ...Read more

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Does tretinoin fade post acne marks doctors?

Maybe: Tretinoin may improve scarring, but only because it improves skin cell shedding and speeds the growth cycle. ...Read more

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Information on inflamatory breast disease?

Information on inflamatory breast disease?

Mimics infection: Inflammatory bc can look like a bad infection - the breast is swollen and red and often tender. In general, if you have a significant breast infection - you should be seen and treated by a doc anyhow. If the condition is atypical or you do not respond promptly to antibiotics you will need to see a breast specialist. Ibc is usually a treated with chemo followed by surgery and radiotherapy. ...Read more

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Any hopeful information regarding infantile spasms treatments?

Any hopeful information regarding infantile spasms treatments?

Infantile spasm: Yes, infantile spasm is one of epilepsy syndromes that represent in infancy, it can be symptomatic due to brain structural abnormalities or metabolic disorders, or without a definite etiology. Generally the first line of treatment is acth which is a kind of steriod that is given by im inj., the success rate is app. 65-70%, other treatments include vigabatrin and other seizure medicines. ...Read more

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How can I get help for my hyperpigmentation?

How can I get help for my hyperpigmentation?

Go away dark spots: Hyperpigmentation may be caused by chronic inflammation. I al ways imagine that any time there is inflamm, the melanocytes (pigment cells) flock to the area thinking there is a party going on and just dont leave. I like rx hydroquinone and retinoids plus sunscreen. Sunscreen and hats are the most important thing. I love obagi nuderm for this and there are botanicals too but don't work as well. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC medications that I can take for hyperpigmentation?

Are there any OTC medications that I can take for hyperpigmentation?

Hyper pigmentation: hello, depending on the location, a short course of OTC mild cortisone cream may help. Use it sparingly 2-3/day for no longer than 14 days. A skin care specialist may recommend a laser treatment like we use in our office. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm afraid i may have hyperpigmentation due to squeezing blemishes. Is this possible and if so how can it be solved. ?

Improve not remove: Many options exist for cosmetic improvement and include anti-inflammatories, peels, exfoliation, lasers, resurfacing, bleaching, excision, grafting, fillers, and much more, scars vary in their severity and so do the treatments. See a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or ENT for options. ...Read more

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How long does it take for hyperpigmentation marks to disappear completely? What can I use to eliminate them much faster?

How long does it take for hyperpigmentation marks to disappear completely? What can I use to eliminate them much faster?

Weeks to months: Hyperpigmentation marks can take several weeks to months to disappear and vary depending on the cause for the pigment changes such as sun damage or post inflammatory changes whether from surgery or trauma for example. A good skin care regimen with moisturizers, gentle cleansers and exfoliants with the addition of quality sunblocks can expedite the process. ...Read more

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How to stop hyperpigmentation? It occurs to some areas on my body even though I am cleaning my body everyday and scrubbing every the other day.

Get checked: Your hyperpigmentation is apparently not a hygiene issue. Not sure what it is, but there may be an allergy, medication reaction, or hormonal issue, among other considerations. Do see a clinician, get checked, & find out for sure. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can I treat vitiligo and hyperpigmentation at the same time?

Can I treat vitiligo and hyperpigmentation at the same time?

Sure.: Treatments are different, obviously, but there is no reason you can't treat both the white spots and the dark spots simultaneously. The latter responds much better and more rapidly to treatment, however. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which hyperpigmentation serum should I buy?

Healthtap Doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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I am real dry on my chest area and i'm starting to become flaky as well. I am noticing that in the areas i am dry, there is some Hyperpigmentation?

I am real dry on my chest area and i'm starting to become flaky as well. I am noticing that in the areas i am dry, there is some Hyperpigmentation?

Hyperpigmentation: Can be associated with different diseases involving the skin and body. Be examined with maybe blood work and a biopsy to help you figure out what is going on. Research your family tree. All the best. ...Read more

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What causes hyperpigmentation?

Skin darkening: Unfortunately there are many types of hyperpigmentation, so the answer is difficult. Post-inflammatory (after a rash or injury) types are common, but there are also endocrine (hormonal), syndromic (genetic), and metabolic or disease associated types. This is, however, a very brief list. More information would help. ...Read more

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How is hyperpigmentation treated?

Avoid sun, peels, ++: There are a variety of techniques to address hyperpigmentation with avoidance bing the best approach using sunblocks. Certain hormone therapies or oral contraceptives may predispose vulnerable individuals. Minimizing inflammation is also key to preventing hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for 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 prescription medicines 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 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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How do symptoms of hyperpigmentation begin?

Following irritation: The body forms increased amounts of pigment from a variety of mechanisms. Some are hormonal like melasma or related to endocrine diseases like adrenal gland dysfunction or liver disease. Other causes are side effects from medications or genetic diseases. Most of what we see clinically is caused by sun damage. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about hyperpigmentation?

It's hard to beat: Usually worse after pregnancy and his hormone-related-markedly exacerbated by the sun, can be to some extent prevented by long-term tretinoin use-can be improved with hydroquinone. ...Read more

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When do people begin getting hyperpigmentation?

Depends on cause: If you are speaking of the common melasma that so many women get, it usually begins in teenage years or early adulthood associated with hormones and sun exposure. We see if frequently begin with birth control pills or pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could you please help me clear my hyperpigmentation?

Could you please help me clear my hyperpigmentation?

Dark Spot Treatment: First of all, there are several causes for dark spots. Dark spots caused from skin injury, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, can be treated with the following: - hydroquinone 2% (available without a prescription) to 8% (prescription only) - tretinoin (retin a), which works best in conjunction with hydroquinone - Azelaic Acid (azelex)- used in pregnant woman as an alternative to hydroquinone. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hyperpigmentation? Is it serious?

Can be: Hyperpigmentation can be the result of excess acth production. The gene that codes of acth also codes for the trigger for pigment formation. Acth is high when the pituitary makes too much (in cushing's disease) or if the adrenal glands fail (in addison's disease). ...Read more

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Can hyperpigmentation be on the left side of your body only?

Yes: A rash or infection or injury could have caused hyperpigmentation. It can also be a variant of a type of birth mark or nevus which is deeper in the skin and would be difficult even with laser to remove. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
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Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

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