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Light Vs Dark Skin African American
Yes: Must go to a trained professional with a lot of experience in persons of color. THe lasers that would be safest for you are the YAG and the 910 diode like lightsheer ...Read more
Seek dermatologist : Laser hair treatments for dark skin including African American skin can be safely performed with certain lasers at the right settings. Seek out a dermatologist who is experienced with treating ethnic and darker skin types. Typically a diode laser and Yag lasers have the correct wavelength for treating darker skin. Avoid ipl or medical spas without doctor supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does the number of cases of melanoma compare in light skinned vs. Medium skinned vs. Dark skinned persons?
No: Except you must rest from it every few months. Continuous use over many months may result in a paradoxical darker skin. ...Read more
Depends on the spot: Fading dark spots on dark skin is difficult and dependent on what caused the dark spot in the 1st place., how long it has been there, and where in the skin (depth) it is. Best advice is to see a dermatologist who can evaluate the pigmentary changes and help provide the best treatment options (bleaching agent, lasers, surgery, tincture of time etc..). Good luck. ...Read more
Why is it that people of african american, italian, hispanic, or indian backgrounds. Tend to have darker nipples, or darker in the private region?
Genetic variability: Those areas are darker not only in people of the above origin, but in caucasians as well, although, may not be as noticeable. Those areas tend to be "loaded" with melanocytes - cells that carry melanine, the dark pigment that determines a person's complexity. Some people have genetically more melanine than others. ...Read more
Which succes- and riskfactors are involved in dye laser/plastic surgery for old flaky purple cdle scars? I am african american and have colored skin
Hi I am African-AM w/ darker skin. Using Hydroquinone to mitigate dark freckles. Noticed skin peeling at treated sites. treated areas now Blackened.
You really need to: see a board certified dermatologist for some answers and correct treatment options. ...Read more
No: Tanning beds are artificial intense uv light. Most tanning beds today are uva type, that allows tanning, but also greatly accelerates aging, wrinkles, sun spots and abnormal pigmentation. Darker skinned people who use tanning beds are not getting any benefits (maybe some extra vitamin d) but instead are accelerating aging and wrinkles and maybe even increasing their risk of getting skin cancer. ...Read more
I'm tunisian my skin colour is light brown. My skin tone is uneven from sun which was months ago & blemishes. What lotion helps uneven skin tone?
What percent of light skinned red heads get skin cancer, compared to the average u.S. Population?
Red heads: Red hair is one of the risk factors that is a increased risk of melanoma over black or brown hair. Such risk factors are related to the genetics that red headed people are more likely to be fair skinned and their skin burns more easily than others. People with such risk factors (also many moles, northern europe decent (e.g. Fair skin), blue eyes, family history of melanoma) means that they should. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a compound or skin bleach to get rid of dark marks on african american skin I am llight brown skin and I have a lot of dark marks from plucking and tweezing facial hair?
Melanage peels : First you must avoid the sun, and protect your skin from uva & uvb radiation. Most bleaching creams are not very effective. The best treatment for hyper-pigmentation (dark spots) is a melanage peel. This treatment is especially effective for darker skinned individuals. Dark skinned people must be very careful not to actually make the dark spots worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No simple answer: To know the true answer, every human being in the world would have to have access to good health care, get a correct diagnosis as soon as the lesions appear, and everything be recorded. Being said, folks who are naturally darker-skinned are at greater risk for subungual and acral-lentiginous melanomas. Nobody knows why. Have any suspicious lesion of your own seen. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what you mean by light--if you mean blue or green eyes, never, unless their parents are of different descent. If you mean light brown vs dark brown, i don't think anyone knows. I have light brown eyes but my wife's are almost black. One of my two children has light brown, the other almost black. ...Read more
19 years old. Living in greece jan-may. Aereolas more yellow/flesh tone instead of dark. Very itchy nipples and aereolas. Skin is sensitive in general?
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