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Melasma Skin Disease
Sunburn, skin cancer: Sunburns are implicated in skin cancer and aging. While tanning from sun exposure and tanning beds give you a "healthy glow", know that the "glow" is actually an indication of skin damage and inflammation. Prevent sunburns, reduce the risk of skin cancer and delay aging by limiting sun exposure, wearing minimum of spf 30 daily and getting any suspicious skin lesions examined. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Yes yes yes!!!: I will admit there are few things lovelier than a well tanned female body but in the end, a tan is a response to injury and ultimately not good for you. Sun exposure will increase the risk for skin cancers of all types, including the potentially deadly melanoma. It will also cause premature skin aging. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure (and tanning beds as well). Best to you. ...Read more
Yes: Dermatology is the correct field if you are looking for a physician who treats all types of skin disease, especially skin cancers, which are very common. Some dermatologic manifestations may be an indicator of systemic disease or disease of an organ system that causes a skin problem, but your dermatologist will be able to recognize and clarify this for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Scleroderma causes scarring, hyperpigmentation, and vitiligo of skin as well as raynauds phenomenon, and scarring and vascular changes in the hands and feet, lungs kidneys, and heart. If just confined to the skin in one or several areas it is called morphea. There is treatment for all of these. A dermatologist for morphea, a rheumatologist for system scleroderma. ...Read more
Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?
Yes: Yes if corrected.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can be: There can be a family component to many cancers including skin cancers. This should not be taken lightly. Sun exposure is another large risk factor for skin cancer. The two together can be very dangerous. If you have a strong family history, lots of sun exposure, or any enlarging skin lesions, be evaluated by your local doctor and/or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Dermatologist found my skin full of post- inflammatory hyperpigmentation.I never had acne or other skin diseases. Is this symptom of internal disease?
NO: Where is it? How extensive is "full of"? This is not a specific diagnosis. Ask the dermatologist to explain to your satisfaction. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: Given you have these skin problems, your best bet is to see a dermatologist who is an expert in treating these disorders. I actually doubt that you have 'all' of these diseases and you probably have one diagnosis -- cystic acne. Dermatologists have many tools that can help these patients, so hope you can get some help there. ...Read more
Probably: It is thought that most skin cancers are caused by excessive and prolonged sun exposure. Some skin cancers may be caused by a single bad sunburn. So most skin cancer specialists believe most skin cancers can be prevented by wearing protective clothing during peak sunlight hours and with generous use of sun screens. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Skin cancers most often develop on areas of sun-exposed skin including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, dorsum(top) of hands, and legs. However they can form in areas that are rarely sun-exposed such as the palms, fingernail/toenail beds, and even the genitals. Not all skin changes are due to skin cancer. A physician can check any skin changes that worry you and make suggestions. ...Read more
I have a dark spot on the back of my head that is fairly large in size. Sometimes it has an itch to it, however, I've never had this issue before. I've done some research and the best conclusion that I could make was that it may be Melasma but I've heard
Definitions:: Melasma is darker pigmentation that shows up on the face with pregnancy or with birth control pills. It is sometimes called the "mask of pregnancy," and often lessens over time or with a skin lightening cream. Be sure to use sun screen and avoid the sun. Stretch marks are areas where the skin stretches from rapid growth. Both melisma and stretch marks respond to laser. LGromkoMD ...Read more
Using Retin A for melasma it's harsh on my sensitive skin, I heard retinaldahyde would be better, is that true. Tyvm?
Retin A or Retinalde: Retin A is more acidic than retinaldehyde, therefore it can cause more irritation to the skin . Retin A can also cause sunburn or irritation when skin is exposed to the sun. It is advisable to use sunblock when using Retin A Retinaldehyde is an acceptable alternative to Retin A but it is not as potent. See your doctor for more information. ...Read more
The area above my lip burns constantly what could this be . It also seems that skin looks darker almost like melasma ?
See your PCP/derma: Dr. Usually melasma doesn't occur on the upper lip or appear darker or burns.So it's best to get an expert opinion in person with your doctor to look & see what might be causing a post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation to occur.Are you using different/new personal care products, bleaching agent, topical creams that may be irritating this area?Usually melasma is also hormonally stimulated/ pregnancy? ...Read more
I am suffering from Melasma and uneven skin tone for the last 4-5 years! Whitening cream made it worse! What should I use to treat my condition?
Reaction to new moisturiser 6 weeks ago, think it is sun activated.Improvements but getting hot skin, slight reddening,
Reaction to skin product 6wks ago, redness, open pores, dehydration, >melasma.Still ntermittently red/burning&dry. Could this be phytophotodermatitis? Oils included mandarin, carrot seed. Scared its perm
Does finacea help to get rid of melasma. I have tryed retina a but it irritated my skin. The finacea has worsened my acne is that normal.
Can happen : Finacea gel is Azelaic Acid which has some efficacy for rosacea and acne but does not suit everyone. If it is irritating your skin, it may paradoxically flare up acne. It also has some fading properties, but if it is not working, you can try other products containing hydroquinone, such as lustra or tri-luma. Also laser treament may work best for melisma for some people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Melasma or dark patches on face
Showed many doctors nothing works
Discolred chin area
Age 42 Half uterus removed no period?
You might consider..: Microneedling is the process where small needles are used to penetrate the epidermis and the dermis, creating micro pores that allow deeper application of certain topical medications, such as lightening agents. Some patients have had good results with evening out skin tone, reduction of fine lines/wrinkles, and even improvement of scars and stretch marks. ...Read more
Progeria: There are a variety of diseases, all genetic and uncommon, in which the person's skin has some features of an older person's from the time of birth. None is true mimic of fast aging. No one knows what the rarest skin disease is, because we discover new ones monthly and the rarest is surely undiscovered. But if you have progeria, it's a challenge and you have my sympathy. ...Read more
May use: Immunomodulator creams such as Protopic and Elidel (pimecrolimus) cause repigmentation in some cases, when used with UVB narrowband treatments. Vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements with sun exposure caused repigmentation in 62% of cases.Leukoderma is a localized loss of pigmentation of the skin that may occur after any number of inflammatory skin conditions, burns etc- not contagious ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flesh eating bacteri: The symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis include redness, swelling, and pain in the affected area. Blisters may be seen in the involved area of skin. Fever, nausea, vomiting, and other flulike symptoms are common. Another characteristic of necrotizing fasciitis is that the symptoms develop very rapidly, usually within 24 hours after a wound in the skin has allowed the bacteria to invade deep tissue. ...Read more
Please clarify: your question. Am not sure what you mean by that. Thanks. ...Read more