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Pigment (Overview)

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 liver and red blood.


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How to treat pigmentation?

How to treat pigmentation?

See a dermatologist.: You should consult a dermatologist who can treat you for pigmentation. ...Read more

Pigment (Overview)

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 liver and red blood.


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I have pigmentation in my face?

I have pigmentation in my face?

Pigmentation: Pigmentation is normal in many people. You really need to see the dermatologist to be certain that it is not something that could possibly be serious. ...Read more

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How to treat body marks and pigmentation?

How to treat body marks and pigmentation?

Options...: If you are referring to scars from old skin lesions or wounds then cocoa butter could be used besides medication that would need to be prescribed for that. Depending on the skin changes the appropriate treatment. You would need to see a specialist in the skin in order to figure what is the best option for you. ...Read more

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How can I reduce pigmentation on the face?

How can I reduce pigmentation on the face?

Melanocytes control: The basics are controlling sun exposure, good judicious use of sunscreen and hydro quinine at night. After 4-6 weeks of this treatment specific laser therapies can be helpful. ...Read more

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Why there is pigmentation on skin with crf?

Why there is pigmentation on skin with crf?

Pigmentation and CRF: The adrenal glands are positioned directly above the kidneys. As the kidneys are failing, the adrenal glands are also often affected. As the brain tries to signal for increased adrenal activity you get more adrenocorticotropic hormone (acth), this can cause increased melanocyte stimulating hormone activity causing the increasd pigmentation associated with chronic renal failure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pigment?

What is the definition or description of: pigment?

Colored chemicals: 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 liver and red blood. ...Read more

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Estrogen pills clears up pigmentation, why is this?

Estrogen pills clears up pigmentation, why is this?

Estrogen/pigment: After one's 30's, the estrogen produced by the ovaries increases, which makes pre-menstrual syndrome and heavy periods, cramps, etc., increase in severity. If one take low dose oral contraceptives, the ovarian production of estrogen is stopped, and the small amount of estrogen in the pill lowers the contribution to pigmentation. ...Read more

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What can I use for pigmentation around my neck area.

What can I use for pigmentation around my neck area.

Topicals or laser: This a common skin challenge and likely melasma which often appears after child birth or other estrogen fluctuation. Topical lotions containing hydroquinone are the most effective in my experience and are available by prescription from your dermatologist or skin care specialist. Light based therapies including fractional laser resurfacing can be effective as well. ...Read more

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How can I treat deep pigmentation on my 3years old face?

How can I treat deep pigmentation on my 3years old face?

Don't do anything: Pigmentation often changes with age. The dark pigment may or may not be his final color. Love your child for whatever the appearance. ...Read more

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I am having pigmention on my skin. Give some help please?

I am having pigmention on my skin. Give some help please?

Pigmentation: You will need to give more details such as where is it located, what color is it, did anything seem to precipitate it like a sunburn or a rash, etc. Is it associated with any scale? There are many internal and external causes of alterations in pigmentation. Most likely you will need to be examined to be able to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Tri_luma cream is good for pigmentation how many months we use this?

Tri_luma cream is good for pigmentation how many months we use this?

It depends: If the condition is moderate to severe it is only for short term use. Ask your physician for guidance. ...Read more

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What are the effective ways to reduce/cure sun pigmentation on the face?

What are the effective ways to reduce/cure sun pigmentation on the face?

Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more

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I have horrible pigment changes from peels. Can I have anything done to correct this?

I have horrible pigment changes from peels. Can I have anything done to correct this?

Skin changes: I would seek a dermatologists' help with this. In the meantime, I would avoid any more peel procedures. ...Read more

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Could you please suggest me ay ointments for pigmentation and also is metasone ointment is safe for skin?

Could you please suggest me ay ointments for pigmentation and also is metasone ointment is safe for skin?

Hydroquinone: 4% Hydroquinone is the one we usually prescribed. Tri-Luma cream is the most popular. The efficacy depends individually.
Metasone ointment is a relatively high potent cortisone ointment, not safe for areas above neck, skin folds, genitalia. ...Read more

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How to remove pigment permanently. I have on my both cheeks for 3 yrs now. I use spf 50 but it didn't help. Is there anything that can remove pogmentation permanently?

How to remove pigment permanently. I have on my both cheeks for 3 yrs now. I use spf 50 but it didn't help. Is there anything that can remove pogmentation permanently?

REMOVING PIGMENT: SPF 50 IS A SUNSCREEN INGREDIENT! IT DOES NOT REMOVE PIGMENT!
4 PERCENT HYDROQUINONE BY PRESCRIPTION ONLY MAY DO IT.
SEE A DERMATOLOGIST AND BEST LUCK ...Read more

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Remedies for pigmentation?

Remedies for pigmentation?

Many options: Topical bleaching creams such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, manganese, licorice extract, retinoids, glycolic acid, lactic acid, urea. Also procedures such as ktp and nd:yag lasers, ipl (intense pulsed light), microdermabrasion, fractional resurfacing, chemical acid peels can all help. ...Read more

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How to deal with pigmentation problems?

Dermatologist: There really isn't enough information provided to give you remedy suggestions. Your best bet is to have a dermatologic evaluation. After the cause is determined, treatment options can be presented. Take care. ...Read more

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What kind of diet should I pursue if I want to avoid pigmentation?

What kind of diet should I pursue if I want to avoid pigmentation?

Diet has nothing to: Diet has nothing to do with pigmentation!
eat healthy: ample amount of proteins, low fat and moderate amount of starches. Animal fats are bad for humnan consumption. So eat plant based foods supplemented with foods with good protein content like fish, eggs, nuts and soy products. Fruits and veggies daily will help you most. ...Read more

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I am 33yrs noticing pigmentation on my cheeks. How can I remove them. Help?

I am 33yrs noticing pigmentation on my cheeks. How can I remove them. Help?

Bleaching cream?: Sun exposure is your worst enemy so be sure to use sunscreen with spf of 30 +uva protection regularly. Reapply 45 mins before and every 2 hrs thereafter with sun exposure.
Bleaching cream containing hydroquinone may help but the effect is not permanent. Intense pulsed light treatment may also be helpful. However there is no cure for your pigment problem. ...Read more

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How to reduce melanin pigment?

Lighteners: Many lightening agents are available with and without hydroquinone. You need to see your dermatologist to get on the topical lightener that's right for you and combine it with peels or microdermabrasion or lasers to reduce the pigment ...Read more

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How to get rid of pigmentation?

How to get rid of pigmentation?

Genetics/DNA: It all depends, but if you want to change your skin completely that is impossible and not a wise endeavor. If you have a blemish then there are some surgical and laser options that a good dermatologist may have ideas and expertise to manage. ...Read more

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How to treat hyper pigmentation?

How to treat hyper pigmentation?

Pigmentation: Is your hyper-pigmentation in different places on your body or are you seeing overall changes in your skin? Does this change with the season?
You should see a dermatologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of pigmentation?

How can I get rid of pigmentation?

Pigmentation: Sewe a dermatologist and see if bleaching or lasers might help you with the pigmentation. ...Read more