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Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It will: The skin will be a darker color than the rest of the skin. ...Read more
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
My dermatologist prescribed 4%hydroquinone , tretinoin, mometasone furoate to treat erythema ab igni dt hot packs..Can this pigmentation fade completely?
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 moreSee 9 more doctor answers
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
What can help lighten my hyperpigmentation scars more? I've used neostrata hq lightening cream, melad dark spot, and tri luma.There are pictures enclosed
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
After a reaction to a medication, left with hyperpigmentation. Who should I see and what would they do or usually prescribe? Anything i can do?
Hyperpigmentation: I suggest seeing a dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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
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
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
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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