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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

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

What's 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 it's 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 it's 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

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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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My son has deep pigmentation around mouth and red rash when the rash gets better the white patch gets bigger . What can I do to help him?

My son has deep pigmentation around mouth and red rash when the rash gets better the white patch gets bigger . What can I do to help him?

?Atopic dermatitis: Without examining your son it is not possible to be sure. However, could he have atopic dermatitis and is getting pigment loss at the sites of his rash? This can happen in atopic patients. I would suggest you see a consultant in dermatology to be sure. ...Read more

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What are the effects if smoking reduced/increased from genetics?

What are the effects if smoking reduced/increased from genetics?

It can do both: The metabolism of tobacco smoke involves certain liver enzymes, and genetic differences in these enzymes may result in why smoking is more toxic in some people. In addition, the lung contains certain enzymes that combat the damage of smoking, and some people have less of these enzymes, also increasing potential for damage. Same seems to be true with heart disease and smoking. ...Read more

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I have 2 day old 1st degree burns on my arms from cooking oil. What is the risk of permanent hyper pigmentation and how can I mitigate?

I have 2 day old 1st degree burns on my arms from cooking oil. What is the risk of permanent hyper pigmentation and how can I mitigate?

1st degree burn: Very low risk depending on skin type. Keep clean with gentle soapy water. Keep most with moisturizer. And keep out of the sun until redness fades to avoid unnecessary risk of hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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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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How to treat pigmentation?

How to treat pigmentation?

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

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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 be serious. ...Read more

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How to lighten pigmentations on face?

How to lighten pigmentations on face?

Check hydroquinone : Hydroquinone works by decreasing the pigment cells in your skin. Let your doctor look at your pigmentation to determine if your concern is redness from blood vessels or is it pigment associated with pih or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. If it is pigment, hydroquinone will be your ticket. ...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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How to remove pigmentations and tan from the face?

How to remove pigmentations and tan from the face?

See a dermatologist: There is nothing otc for this, however dermatologists have prescription medications or procedures with lasers and such that can help. ...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?

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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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