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Doctor insights on: Vitamins For Skin Pigmentation

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Is there any way to reduce skin pigmentation?

Is there any way to reduce skin pigmentation?

Combination Therapy!: 1. Broad spectrum sunblock daily 2. Serial superficial chemical peels, performed by an esthetician or a physician 3. Prescription creams like a retinoid (tretinoin) or fade cream (hydroquinone) 4. Laser treatments by a physician. ...Read more

Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

Skin color comes from four different pigments present in our skin: 1. Melanin - tans or browns in our skin 2. Carotenes - yellows and oranges 3. Oxygenated hemoglobin (in the arteries) - red 4. Deoxygenated hemoglobin (in the veins) - blue skin color is the ...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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Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Can lupus cause a skin pigmentation disorder?

Yes: There are several different kinds of lupus. Classic lupus often presents with a butterfly rash across the nose and cheeks. Cutaneous lupus may present with a number of different skin lesions. Alopecia (hair loss) may also occur with lupus. ...Read more

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What can cause a dark skin pigmentation on my neck?

Many things: Acanthosis nigricans causes dark, velvety patches of skin on the neck & skin folds and since it can be associated with diabetes or other health issues, it is important to have it looked at. Many other causes exist: sun-exposure, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, tinea versicolor, other rashes & even retained dirt (terra firma-forme) are just a few! See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How long can it take to get rid of my dark skin pigmentation?

How long can it take to get rid of my dark skin pigmentation?

Depends: If from sun, will fade over winter (recent sun). If from trauma will also fade. Other wise may need a bleaching cream or laser tx-would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can cause a change in skin pigmentation around the eyes?

What can cause a change in skin pigmentation around the eyes?

Allergies: Dark pigmentation around the eyes is commonly caused by allergy, and may be due to repeated episodes of swelling as well as itching and eye rubbing. Broken lid vessels lead to pigmentation. Certain glaucoma eye drops are known for skin pigmentation, as is Latisse (bimatoprost) for eyelash growth (if it gets onto the skin). Decreased pigmentation can occur which cholesterol deposits (xanthelasma) and vitiligo. ...Read more

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I have got skin pigmentation on my hands what is the best solution?

I have got skin pigmentation on my hands what is the best solution?

They are sun related: Pigmentated spots on the hands are sually related to sun exposure and can be treated by a variety of means such as intense pulse light therapy, laser, or liquid nitrogen. The use of sunscreen and avoidance of extended sun exposure is recommended. ...Read more

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What tests can be done to detect various skin pigmentation disorders?

What tests can be done to detect various skin pigmentation disorders?

Skin biopsy: Many pigmentary disorders are diagmosed clinically, by the way they look, and associated symptoms. If there is doubt, a skin biopsy can be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Increased skin pigmentation?

What is the definition or description of: Increased skin pigmentation?

Skin pigmentation: Increased skin pigmentation = more color due to having more pigment in the outermost layer of tissue covering the body. ...Read more

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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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Is there any cures in sight for skin pigmentation loss.

Is there any cures in sight for skin pigmentation loss.

Possibly: Uvb-nb light treatment may be helpful for some people. However if it is from an autoimmune disorder, then the chances of improvement are unlikely. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: skin pigmentation?

Skin pigmentation: Skin color comes from four different pigments present in our skin:
1. Melanin - tans or browns in our skin
2. Carotenes - yellows and oranges
3. Oxygenated hemoglobin (in the arteries) - red
4. Deoxygenated hemoglobin (in the veins) - blue
skin color is the combination of these four. ...Read more

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I want to change my skin pigmentation. Is there a way to do so?

Yes: Although there is no safe way to permanently change your pigmentation, some topical treatments such as hydroquinone, can cause temporary lightening of skin pigment and spots. A little less effective but safer for long term use are products containing kojic acid and arbutin. These products work by suppressing melanin production. Medical grade products work better than over the counter creams. ...Read more

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What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

What exactly causes a skin pigmentation disorder?

Various: Skin pigmentation can be affected by heriditary disorders, drugs, infections, inflammation, sun exposure, skin cancers, immune diseases or even tumors of internal organs. You are probably referring to vitiligo, which is essentially a auto-immune condition or to albinism, which is genetic. ...Read more

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Can people with dark skin pigmentation use sunblock?

Can people with dark skin pigmentation use sunblock?

Yes: Everyone should use sunscreen. Those with more pigment are less likely to develop skin cancer, but with enough ultraviolet exposure, it is possible.

A good, broad-spectrum sunscreen with zinc oxide (eg. Coppertone faces) applied daily with reduce the chance of premature aging and skin cancer. ...Read more

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What are natural ways to get rid of skin pigmentation?

You would: You would have to see a dermatologist to have this answered because your problem may not be treatable. ...Read more

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Is there any permanent cure for vitiligo/skin pigmentation?

No: Since we don't know what is causing it, there is no permanent solution. UVB-NB phototherapy may help in some cases. ...Read more

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How do I cover up uneven skin pigmentation after laser resurfacing?

IPL vs. Topicals: At times, a gentle ipl treatment can help to expedite the resolution of post treatment redness and blend any areas of hyperpigmentation. I would combine this with topical therapy with hydroquinone +/- Retin-A or other available herbal skin lighteners. There are a variety of mineral based make-ups that can serve as cover-up in the short term as well. ...Read more

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What is fish scale disease, and why does it affect skin pigmentation?

What is fish scale disease, and why does it affect skin pigmentation?

Ichthyosis: Ichthyosis (fish scale disease) is an inherited condition characterized by dry scaly skin as a result in defective skin barrier function. The most common subtype is ichthyosis vulgaris, which is pigmentless. The rare subtype, epidermolytic hyperkeratosis, is characterized by retained thickened scales in skin folds, giving the appearance of "dirty skin" even though no pigment is actually deposited. ...Read more

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How can hormones, health and nutrition affect your skin pigmentation?

Yes: Addison disease, hemochromatosis, argyria, increase skin tone. Phenylketonuria causes lighter skin and hair. Poor health often increases pigmentation, e.g. Under the eyes. Pregnancy may also cause increase in facial pigmentation. Lack of niacin, riboflavin, thymine cause skin rashes. ...Read more

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Do most skin pigmentation disorders affect a person’s overall health?

No: Most skin pigmentation disorders do not affect a person's overall health. However, they can be associated with other health concerns. Patients should seek evaluation any time there is a new or changing skin pigmentation issue to obtain a proper diagnosis and have other associated diseases assessed. For example, vitiligo is not dangerous in itself, it is associated with thyroid disorders. ...Read more

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What would cause splotchy skin pigmentation changes on my chest, shoulders, and neck that pop up every summer?

Tinea versicolor: This is a benign fungal infection. The fungus prevents even tanning that becomes more apparent upon getting sun exposure, particularly in the summer. You can treat it by applying a dandruff shampoo like Nizoral (ketoconazole) for 10 minutes before showering each day for 1-2 weeks. This will often eliminate the fungus and the skin color will then gradually even out upon additional tanning. ...Read more

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I have skin pigmentation on my legs. What does it mean?

There are many: Causes of skin pigmentation, you need to see a board certified dermatologist for answers both diagnosis and treatment, Hope that helps ...Read more

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Skin pigmentation on both feets. Lower ankles. What is this. No itching no dryness?

Skin pigmentation on both feets. Lower ankles. What is this. No itching no dryness?

Could be normal: This could just be normal. It could be a tan from being out in the sun with flip flops as well. Doesn't sound concerning. If there is more, then have a physical exam done by your physician. ...Read more

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My son has vitiligo skin pigmentation, he got a big white spot on his hest, and he is swimming alot, but now there is brown small spot in that area?

Vitiligo?: Possibly not vitiligo but rather tinea versicolor, a chronic, low-grade fungal infection of the skin that presents as well-delineated patches that may have a fine scale; can be white or tan. Chlorine in pool water might temporarily resolve some of the fungus & allow the skin to tan. Fp can check diagnosis with skin scraping for fungus &/or black light (causes fungus to fluoresce yellow-green color. ...Read more

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Why is my skin pigmentation inconsistent? I need some advice.

Why is my skin pigmentation inconsistent? I need some advice.

Patchy skin: Irregular skin discoloration can be due to inflammation due to rashes, vascular changes, bacterial or fungal infections of skin, ^ or v in melanin production. Injury, heat, genetics, solar radiation, hormonal changes & exposure to heavy metal are potential causes. REF: https://medlineplus. Gov/ency/article/003224.htm ...Read more