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Reduced Pigmentation (Overview)

Reduced pigmentation is a symptom in which a colored part of a person's body (such as hair or skin) loses some of the color. Loss of color can be normal, such as graying of hair with increasing age or fading of darker scars over time. Autoimmune diseases, eczema (sensitive skin rashes), skin trauma, etc., can lead to loss of color also.


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What could cause changes in skin pigmentation?

What could cause changes in skin pigmentation?

Sun, hormones, meds: Most common causes of increased pigmentation are sun exposure, hormones (ie: pregnancy, fertility treatments, oral contraceptives, hormonal replacement therapy), and medications (ie: minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline, sulfa drugs) or combination thereof. Certain diseases associated with hormonal imbalance such as addison's or cushing's can also cause excess pigment. ...Read more

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Reduced Pigmentation (Overview)

Reduced pigmentation is a symptom in which a colored part of a person's body (such as hair or skin) loses some of the color. Loss of color can be normal, such as graying of hair with increasing age or fading of darker scars over time. Autoimmune diseases, eczema (sensitive skin rashes), skin trauma, etc., can lead to loss of color also.


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Optician says I have pigmentation on my cornea, what does this mean?

Optician says I have pigmentation on my cornea, what does this mean?

Many possibilities: Corneal pigmentation can be due to many things: deposits of iron from a foreign body, deposits of copper from Wilson's disease, deposits of drugs such as amiodarone, a corneal scar. See an ophthalmologist to examine your eyes and give you a better answer. ...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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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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Is there a cure for skin pigmentation?

Is there a cure for skin pigmentation?

Skin pigmentation: There are various disorders of skin pigmentation. Is there a particular one you are concerned with. There are numerous treatments, not necessarily a "cure" per se for various skin pigmentation disorders. Laser therapy is often helpful for many skin pigmentation disorders. Please see your local dermatologist and/or plastic surgeon to discuss these options! ...Read more

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What are good ways to get rid of hyper pigmentation spots?

What are good ways to get rid of hyper pigmentation spots?

Hyperpigmentation: Hyperpigmented spots can be treated with bleaching creams like hydroquinone 4% or exfoliants such as retin a (tretinoin) or even chemical peels. See your local dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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Whats the cure for a 30yrs old Asian woman having hyper pigmentation on face and neck due to anti epileptic drugs taken in chilhood.

Whats the cure for a 30yrs old Asian woman having hyper pigmentation on face and neck due to anti epileptic drugs taken in chilhood.

Many options: To get rid of hyperpigmentation, first wear a good sunblock every day. Many creams can help. Hydroquinones in prescription creams are usually the most effective, but can take time to work. Elure is an otc cream that works differently. And there are many herbal creams that help. Your doctor can perform a laser treatment for faster results. ...Read more

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I m currently using adaplene n clindamycin with azithromycin tablets wat else can I use for my pigmentation as its the one which is much on my face!

I m currently using adaplene n clindamycin with azithromycin tablets
wat else can I use for my pigmentation as its the one which is much on my face!

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. Your pigmentation must be physically seen to put you on the best treatment. ...Read more