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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

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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If I stay out of the sun and stay in the shadows, and lighten my skin, will I actually have pigment loss?

If I stay out of the sun and stay in the shadows, and lighten my skin, will I actually have pigment loss?

Skin lightning: Your overall skin tone will lighten over time since you will not be getting tan but your skin will not get lighter than it normally is in non-sun exposed areas. ...Read more

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What kind of skin condition is vitiligo? What causes the loss of pigmentation?

What kind of skin condition is vitiligo? What causes the loss of pigmentation?

Autoimmune: Hi. Vitiligo is the autoimmune destruction of the pigment producing skin cells, the melanocytes. No melanocytes, no pigment. ...Read more

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Loss of skin pigmentation due to being pregnant?

Loss of skin pigmentation due to being pregnant?

Not from pregnancy.: Pregnancy usually increases pigmentation. Loss may be due to vitiligo, a chronic gradually progressive loss of pigment. ...Read more

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What skin disease are similar to vitiligo causes lightening of skin, but not total loss of pigment?

What skin disease are similar to vitiligo causes lightening of skin, but not total loss of pigment?

Skin lightening: The skin can lose pigments from inflammation, this can happen in a variety of skin conditions, from eczema to scleroderma. See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix hypopigmentation caused by co2 laser resurfacing? I'm thinking about getting co2 laser treatment for my wrinkles, but I have dark skin. Pigmentation loss would be really obvious. If it happens, would there be a way to fix it? .

Is it possible to fix hypopigmentation caused by co2 laser resurfacing? I'm thinking about getting co2 laser treatment for my wrinkles, but I have dark skin. Pigmentation loss would be really obvious. If it happens, would there be a way to fix it?

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CO2 laser: Co2 laser resurfacing can be ablative removing the surface of the skin to a set depth in a continuous manner in the area treated. There is also fractional co2 resurfacing. Hypopigmentation is more associated with the continuous co2 rather than fractional. The hypopigmentation can last for a very long time and may be permanent. Fractional co2 is somewhat safer but may still have side effects. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause loss of pigmentation on face?

Can lupus cause loss of pigmentation on face?

Yes: But mostly raised demarcated reddish lesions, usually sun sensitive. There are other types of rashes, some may scar. Vitiligo or loss of pigment may happen on its own due to antibodies to melanin. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can rubbing eye cause a loss in pigments in the iris?

Help plz! Can rubbing eye cause a loss in pigments in the iris?

No : You would have to rub the eye so hard that it would be painful and dangerous to change the iris in any way. ...Read more