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

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

Skin pigmentation: Skin is the outermost tissue on the body. Pigment gives the skin color. An Abnormal skin pigmentation is a change to skin coloration that is sometimes associated with a medical condiion ...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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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's the best way to treat uneven skin pigmentation due to sun damage?

What's the best way to treat uneven skin pigmentation due to sun damage?

Several ways: 1. Retin-a cream 2. Hydroquinone for hyperpigmented areas 3. Intense pulsed light (ipl) for hyperpigmented areas 4. Chemical peels or laser resurfacing for texture or wrinkle issues. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of dark skin pigmentation on upper lip, is there any natural way except for applying limes/lemons I am black&female?

What is the best way to get rid of dark skin pigmentation on upper lip, is there any natural way except for applying limes/lemons I am black&female?

Not natural: You have melasma, which is caused by the sun, hormones ( including the bcp) and other reasons that we do not understand. It is usually treated with bleaching creams and the constant use of a sunblock which has titanium dioxide or zinc oxide in it. ...Read more

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What is best solution for facial skin after long acne treatment with aha acid? Skin is thin, sensitive, lost it's pigmentation and still have spots.,

What is best solution for facial skin after long acne treatment with aha acid? Skin is thin, sensitive, lost it's pigmentation and still have spots.,

Overtreated: The skin sounds like it is overtreated? Stop ahas and use Hydrocortisone cream for few days and see dermatologist to address pigment issues with slow approach to evening skin color.Possible weak retinoids such as retin a, (tretinoin) altralin, or differin. ...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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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 is the treatment for skin pigmentation disorder?

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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What are some treatment for skin pigmentation?

What are some treatment for skin pigmentation?

Pigmentation: If it's dark pigmentation: laser treatments, bleaching creams and chemical peels are used. Daily spf is necessary if it's lighter pigmentation : could be vitiligo if widespread and i would recommend a dermatology evaluation hope that helps. ...Read more

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Iam 23.. my skin is very dull and dead.. with pigmentation spots. Please help me out by any cream or any treatment.

Iam 23.. my skin is very dull and dead.. with pigmentation spots. Please help me out by any cream or any treatment.

Hypothyroidism: Check your TSH with a blood test Drink lot of clean filtered water everyday Sleep 8 hours a day Eat lot of fresh vegetables and fruits Do not waste money on any cream or treatment STAY HAPPY. Avoid pollution and cover urself in traffic Cut down on coffee,tea and fast food Avoid soda. Good luck ...Read more

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How long does uneven skin tone last after a laser pigmentation treatment?

How long does uneven skin tone last after a laser pigmentation treatment?

Uneven/tone/postlase: Best to see your treating doc or seek in person derma opinion. Might be permanent, sorry. ...Read more

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I want to ask i was taking treatment for my pigmentation my doctor gave me pigmentatin cream due to which my skin has become now sensitve and get dark?

Stop the cream: Of course you must stop the cream. And, you very well may need to come to terms that your skin is just fine as it is and to stop wasting money on products that are either ineffective or which can make the situation worse. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix hypopigmentation caused by co2 laser resurfacing? I'm thinking about getting co2 laser treatment for my wrinkles, but I have dark skin. Pigmentation loss would be really obvious. If it happens, would there be a way to fix it? .

Is it possible to fix hypopigmentation caused by co2 laser resurfacing? I'm thinking about getting co2 laser treatment for my wrinkles, but I have dark skin. Pigmentation loss would be really obvious. If it happens, would there be a way to fix it?

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CO2 laser: Co2 laser resurfacing can be ablative removing the surface of the skin to a set depth in a continuous manner in the area treated. There is also fractional co2 resurfacing. Hypopigmentation is more associated with the continuous co2 rather than fractional. The hypopigmentation can last for a very long time and may be permanent. Fractional co2 is somewhat safer but may still have side effects. ...Read more

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I have uneven skin tone on my face and around my neck area, pigmentation, dark spots, acne and pimples. Will Cosmelan treatment help here?

Many issues: You MUST stop your masturbation and see if this is helpful. If not, please see your primary doctor. PS: I am a bit jealous - I left Sydney in 1974 for a two year program in the USA. Could not get a passport to get back to Sydney. A trip to Sydney last year was fine and fun. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that characterize skin pigmentation disorder?

Pigmentation Disorde: Pigmentation means coloring. Skin pigmentation disorders affect the color of your skin. Skin cells give your skin color by making a substance called melanin. When these cells become damaged or unhealthy, it affects melanin production. Some pigmentation disorders affect just patches of skin. Others affect your entire body. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Skin pigmentation disorder?

Skin pigmentation: Skin color is derived from a pigment called melanin. Different medical conditions can cause an increase or decrease in melanin which can affect the body in general or just some areas. This affects skin color. ...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?

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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Abnormal Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

Skin is the outermost tissue on the body. Pigment gives the skin color. An Abnormal skin pigmentation is a change to skin coloration that is sometimes associated ...Read more