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What does periorbital hypopigmentation mean?

What does periorbital hypopigmentation mean?

MMay have: You may have vitiligo. See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Fernando Scaglia
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Hypopigmentation (Definition)

Hypopigmentation is a medical term describing areas of skin that are lighter in color than the rest of the skin. It can be present from birth or be caused by a number of conditions such as vitiligo (an autoimmune condition), fungal infection, ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of hypopigmentation?

Lose of skin color: Hypopigmentation is a lightening or loss of skin color. It is a sign, not a symptom. ...Read more

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Will bio oil help hypopigmentation?

Will bio oil help hypopigmentation?

Oh, HECK yes!: Hi. Just kidding, of course. Bio oil is more appropriately referred to as "SNAKE OIL". Spend your money on it. The snake oil salespeople will LOVE you! ...Read more

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How effective are skin grafts in treating hypopigmentation?

Not recommended: Skin grafts are major and expensive surgery, which would not be considered for a non- health- or life-threatening problem such as hypopigmentation. ...Read more

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Will the white patches (hypopigmentation) that follow an exzema outbreak go away?

Yes: Usually hypopigmentation from inflammation such as in eczema will resolve once the eczema is treated, but it can take time. Remember, that area of skin may tan differently than the surrounding skin. Wear your sunscreen and sun protection to minimize that contrast and avoid burns. Note: if scars from deep scratching exists, those color changes may be permanent. ...Read more

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Do the white patches (hypopigmentation) that follow an eczema outbreak usually go away?

With time: With time (usually months), the lighter patches should gradually improve. Make sure to moisturize regularly with a hypoallergenic frangrance-free product. ...Read more

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What is hypopigmentation?

Hypopigment: Hypo-pigmentation means that your skin is getting lighter in parts - unlikely to be your whole body. Your primary doctor and/or dermatologist should help you through this. The extent of the hypo-pigmentation will determine what management you will need. ...Read more

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How to fix hypopigmentation?

How to fix hypopigmentation?

Hypopigmentation: It is easier to treat hyperpigmentation (remove extra pigment) than to treat hypopigmentation (add more pigment). Easy things like makeup, coverup can be worn. Also permanent makeup or tattoos, if color is matched, can hide lighter areas. ...Read more

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What are the tests that indicate hypopigmentation?

Light skin spots: Hypopigmentation or light skin spots, may be diagnosed easily in the office by a machine called a woods lamp. This is like a "black light". Causes of hypopigmentation are a decrease of melanin, melanocytes or the Amino Acid tyrosine. Sometimes a fungus of the skin may cause hypopigmentation so a simple culture of the skin can diagnose the cause. Complete loss of skin pigment is called vitiligo. ...Read more

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