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What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

It depends: Most of the time the immune system is involved the skin is inflammed and the skin lightens or darkens depending on the disorder. ...Read more

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Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

Skin color comes from four different pigments present in our skin: 1. Melanin - tans or browns in our skin 2. Carotenes - yellows and oranges 3. Oxygenated hemoglobin (in the arteries) - red 4. Deoxygenated hemoglobin (in the veins) - blue skin color is the ...Read more


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What are the symptoms that characterize skin pigmentation disorder?

What are the symptoms that characterize skin pigmentation disorder?

Pigmentation Disorde: Pigmentation means coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Skin cells give your skin color by making a substance called melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin. Others affect your entire body. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Yes: There are several different kinds of lupus. Classic lupus often presents with a butterfly rash across the nose and cheeks. Cutaneous lupus may present with a number of different skin lesions. Alopecia (hair loss) may also occur with lupus. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for skin pigmentation disorder?

Depends: On what the disorder is. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and options. Also consider chinese medicine. I have seen some dramatic improvements with herbs that balance the body ...Read more

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How do I know if a darker part in scar of shaved mole is a new mole or hyper pigmentation of skin? Definitely lighter than previous mole.

You don't : You should speak to the dermatologist who did the shave biopsy on you. Either he will do a repeat procedure with wider margins or just reassure you. ...Read more

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Pink mole now has pigmentation, normal?

Pink mole now has pigmentation, normal?

Moles: Any change in size, color, characteristic or symmetry of a mole should prompt an individual to further evaluate the mole by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have very four to five small moles and a couple of pigmentation on my face. what is the cost of removing the moles ? thanks.

I have very four to five small moles and a couple of pigmentation on my face.  what is the cost of removing the moles ? thanks.

Cost vary: cost vary from place to place check with your local dermatologist or a facial surgeon depend if it need excised or lasers or if it could be done in the office or in out patient surgery center ,depend if you need a local or sedation or general anesthesia and if they need to send the sample to pathology or not the cheapest i guess done in the office of a dermatologist under local ...Read more

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My mole is dark in pigment and it is oval shaped even boarders. No bigger than a pencil eraser. What concerns me is the pigmentation. Very dark ?

My mole is dark in pigment and it is oval shaped even boarders. No bigger than a pencil eraser. What concerns me is the pigmentation. Very dark ?

See a dermatologist: what you describe dosent sound like a malignant melanoma which is your concern however its easy to have a term examine it. In all likelihood if its as you describe they will tell you nothing to worry about or do .Malignant melanomas are odd shaped , one half docent match the other, the color varies,. I would simply get it examined ...Read more

Dr. Coyle Connolly
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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


Dr. Alexander Rivkin
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Skin Pigmentation Disorder (Definition)

Skin pigmentation disorders are conditions where individuals have abnormal skin pigmentation (darker or lighter), either in certain spots or more ...Read more