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Skin Discoloration Creams
Hypopigmentation: Topical steroids can cause lightening of the skin as well as other long term skin abnormalities like scarring, stretch marks (striae) and thinning (atrophy). However, skin lightening usually will go away after some time. One key to getting it to resolve faster is to keep the area protected from sunlight. Sunlight tends to make skin color discrepancies more obvious and last longer. ...Read more
Please recommend lotion or cream that will get rid of my skin discoloration caused by sun since august?
Sun spots: I usually use a lotion with higher dosing of resveratrol in it. We use morganna's alchemy as their products are organic. You can find it online or at hsn and sam's club. ...Read more
Maybe: If your skin turned white or lightened in color this will usually go away. If small blood vessels are visible or if you are using the cream on your face and it is red this may be permanent. ...Read more
How to get rid of skin discoloration I have tried retina and a bleaching cream but had no luck with it.?
Dime size skin discoloration from old scar on top of shin where skin is most vulnerable. Derma prescribed hydroquine 4 cream. Will it work to lighten?
Yes, but be careful: Two things to keep in mind with whitening agents is that they are potent, and can whiten areas you didn't want whitened. So you have to apply sparingly with gloves, and just go to border of this area, and make sure to keep sun off of it while on hydroquinone.Also, check ewg. Org skin deep to see what's in the formulation too. You may want to reconsider, and see if time will help fade the discoloratn. ...Read more
Any strength: Tretinoin cream comes in 3 different strengths, and one should first start with the mildest strength. It helps with acne and also helps to fade fine wrinkles if used religiously. It's best to graduate to the strongest concentration to get the best result. Skin discoloration is another issue and can be treated with different drugs, hydroquinone cream being one. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many things that may cause discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, poor circulation, allergic reactions, bacterial, viral or fungal infections, insect bites, friction, and cancer can all cause discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Hyperpigmentation?: Like most dermatologic conditions, the best way we dermatologists make this diagnosis is to look at the patient. This coloration can be due to any thing from irritation of skin to medications you're taking and other factors. They are plethoric. My best advice is to see a dermatologist and ask. ...Read more
Yes: Prolonged use of corticosteroid creams or ointments can cause discoloration and thinning of the skin. ...Read more
Side effect: Liopodissolve treatment solution uses phosphatidylcholine to dissolve fat deposits. The solution also contains other ingredients that may lead to the discoloration. The fda issued a warning in 2010 to medical spas that administer lipodissolve, stating that the drugs used in these treatments have not been proven safe or effective. ...Read more
Nothing: You should do for a few weeks ...Read more
My baby 7 month baby has skin discoloration from past 2 months because of em disease. Please let me know will it go completely?
Depends on type: Erythema multiforme usually goes away within 6 weeks. It can persist into the chronic form. It can come and go. Many causes have been identified, and the prognosis is dependent on treating the trigger (infection, immunization, medication). If the cause was a herpes infection, then treating the herpes can get rid of the em and its flare ups. ...Read more
Skin discoloration: Skin discoloration. Many causes. Some common and many rare. Sun (uva) causes dna damage which stimulates pigment formation. Hormones (estrogen) can stimulate pigmentation. Fungus. (tinea versicolor) metabolizes oleic acid to form Azelaic Acid which is toxic to melanocytes. Also, whenever the skin gets irritated or inflammed it will heal lighter than normal or darker than normal. ...Read more
Yes: You should see your dermatologist for treatment. The type of treatment depends on the type of discoloration. ...Read more
Tinea Versicolor: Tinea versicolor is a common yeast infection of the skin that often affects adolescents and young adults. The term versicolor refers to the fact that it causes the affected skin to change color and become either lighter or darker than surrounding skin. Treatment can be with prescription Nizoral (ketoconazole) tablets although the condition will return as there is no cure. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many things that may cause discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, poor arterial or venous circulation, allergic reactions, sun exposure, friction, bacterial, viral or fungal infections, insect bites, and cancer can all cause discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Skin discoloration: This is a change in color to the outer tissue layer of the body. Skin color changes can occur with a variety of medical conditions. ...Read more
Coconut oil: I would start with using a small amount of coconut oil on the area of skin discoloration after showering. If it is on the face, use it at night after you wash your face before bed. This can do a lot to help moisturize the skin and balance and correct tone and texture problems. Plus, it does not usually cause people to break out with pimples as you might think. ...Read more
I've been using cicloprox for my skin discoloration, more than 2 weeks now and I don't see results is that normal?
May be wrong med: Cycloprox is antifungal med. Do you have fungal skin infection. If not it is unlikely to help with skin discoloration ...Read more
Sunblock/BBL therapy: Sun burn discoloration can be a pink or brown color and if you use sunblock over a few weeks to months, it will settle. If not settling then there were likely other problems like infection that may have prolonged the inflammation. Rarely, broad based light (bbl) treatments may be needed to lighten the area. ...Read more
Mederma: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more
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