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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Skin Changes (Definition)

Skin changes is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, thickness changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Could sun-tanning cause skin cancer and melanoma?

Could sun-tanning cause skin cancer and melanoma?

Yes yes yes!!!: I will admit there are few things lovelier than a well tanned female body but in the end, a tan is a response to injury and ultimately not good for you. Sun exposure will increase the risk for skin cancers of all types, including the potentially deadly melanoma. It will also cause premature skin aging. Avoid unnecessary sun exposure (and tanning beds as well). Best to you. ...Read more

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Can sunlight affect skin mole color?

Can sunlight affect skin mole color?

Mole: Mole color is determined by pigment (melanin) deeper in the skin. Sunlight does not effect the mole 's color. ...Read more

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Are sunburns, skin cancer and premature skin wrinkling preventable?

Are sunburns, skin cancer and premature skin wrinkling preventable?

Sunburn, skin cancer: Sunburns are implicated in skin cancer and aging. While tanning from sun exposure and tanning beds give you a "healthy glow", know that the "glow" is actually an indication of skin damage and inflammation. Prevent sunburns, reduce the risk of skin cancer and delay aging by limiting sun exposure, wearing minimum of spf 30 daily and getting any suspicious skin lesions examined. ...Read more

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Does isotretinoin cause irreversible sun damage? Will it cause permanent darkening of skin due to sun exposure?

Does isotretinoin cause irreversible sun damage? Will it cause permanent darkening of skin due to sun exposure?

Not likely: Topical Isotretinoin is well known to cause photosensitivity (easy burning) from bright sun light exposure. This will cause temporary redness and soreness, but not permanent change. Interestingly, Isotretinoin and other so-called retinoid agents have been successfully used for years to actually help reverse chronic sun damage. ...Read more

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Can a chemical peel reverse sun damage to skin such roughness and spots?

Can a chemical peel reverse sun damage to skin such roughness and spots?

Yes: There are different peels available. I like the ones containing Retin-A and hydroquinone or abutase for removing sun spots. ...Read more

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Can melasma lead to skin cancer?

Can melasma lead to skin cancer?

Not likely: You may try uv protection with creams containing Zinc and titanium dioxide. ...Read more

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Can melasma lead to skin cancer?

Can melasma lead to skin cancer?

No, it has no relati: There is no such relationship. So you do not have to worry about it provided it is not a Birth mark or a mole being there. ...Read more

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Can blue light phototherapy cause skin cancer?

No: Only ultraviolet light is known to cause skin cancer and there is no ultraviolet light in this type of phototherapy. ...Read more

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Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?

Pigmentation on face due to sun exposure.....Using suncreen lotions.....No use..Suggest me some ointments for pigmentation?

Sunscreen: Sunscreens are still the best option. Try the higher spf numbers. If persisting or getting worse you should see a dermatologist. There are some conditions we can cause discoloration when exposed to sun like rosacea. ...Read more

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Acetal melanoma is not related to sun, superficial is related to sunburns, lentigo is to chronic sun exposure, what is nodular related to?

Acetal melanoma is not related to sun, superficial is related to sunburns, lentigo is to chronic sun exposure, what is nodular related to?

Time growth: The pattern of growth of melanoma is defined by the thickness of the lesion with those defined by Breslow of more than 1.5 mm thick having a greater possibility of spreading. With time the flat, thin appearance changes and the melanoma grows thicker to take on a nodular appearance. Later, this nodular lesion takes on an ulcerating picture wherein the prognosis is far poorer. ...Read more

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Can sun exposure increase foliculitis breakouts?

Can sun exposure increase foliculitis breakouts?

Yes: Sun may cause irritation to skin, sunburn. The best way to know or conform if you have folliculitis is to see doctor and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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How can sun tan and skin blackening be reduced?

How can sun tan and skin blackening be reduced?

Sun protection: Prevent hyperpigmentation by consistently using a broad spectrum sunblock (protecting against uva and uvb wavelengths) every day. Wear protective clothing (hat, shirt with sleeves), seek shade, avoid being outside during late morning and early afternoon hours. Bleaching creams containing hydroquinone might help as well. ...Read more

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Can tanning beds cause facial rash?

Yes: There is often a photosensitivity reaction following tanning that should resolve in a couple of days. It is similar to a mild sunburn. Heat rash would be from excessive sweating and could also happen. It is self resolving in about 3 days, after peeling. You can use an aloe and Lidocaine gel on your skin for comfort. You can also pick up warts and bacterial skin infections from a tanning bed. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Keratosis (Definition)

The growth of ...Read more