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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

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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What is the best treatment for POH/periorbital hyperpigmentation? Combo of deeper dermal pigmentation and protruding eye that causes slight shadowing

What is the best treatment for POH/periorbital hyperpigmentation? Combo of deeper dermal pigmentation and protruding eye that causes slight shadowing

Difficult options: POH is difficult to treat. See https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4756872/ options include topical depigmenting agents, such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, azelaic acid, topical retinoic acid, and physical therapies, including chemical peels, surgical corrections, and laser therapy, most of which are tried scientifically for melasma, another common condition of hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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What does hyper pigmentation under your eyes look like and what is the difference between hyperpigmentation and dark under eye circles? Treatments?

What does hyper pigmentation under your eyes look like and what is the difference between hyperpigmentation and dark under eye circles? Treatments?

Eye pigment: Eye pigment below the eyes is on the surface of the skin and typically brownish in coloration. Dark circles are due to underlying vasculature showing through the skin and are bluish black in color. Treatments for eyelid pigmentation are makeup concealer, skin bleaching ointments, and laser skin treatments. ...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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My brother has what appears to be hyperpigmentation/dark spots all over his skin. What is the cause? And is there a cure? I think laser treatments?

My brother has what appears to be hyperpigmentation/dark spots all over his skin. What is the cause? And is there a cure? I think laser treatments?

Let him see a: A primary care dr and a dermatologist . It could be a sign of problems with stomach , intestinal , pancreatic , adrenal problems or tumor(less likely ) etcgive us some feedback ! ...Read more

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Post acne I have post inflammatory hyperpigmentation on my cheeks how to treat it what are various medecine and treatments available for Indian skin?

Post acne I have post inflammatory hyperpigmentation on my cheeks how to treat it what are various medecine and treatments available for Indian skin?

Many options: with darker skin not as many options as for caucausian as some might cause worsening of PIH need to seek professional consultation with someone who treats this regularly and in Fitzpatrick skin type 5 If they don't know what a Fitzpatrick skin type or a Fitz 5 is, you're at the wrong provider ...Read more

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What is the best natural treatment for hyperpigmentation in my legs and upper part of the back .?

What is the best natural treatment for hyperpigmentation in my legs and upper part of the back .?

Hyperpigmentation: Laser treatments, acid peels and lightening creams and bleaches are among the treatments applied directly to the skin in order to lighten spots that have been darkened by hyperpigmentation. Laser therapy involves using lasers to remove the outer layer of hyperigmented skin. Acid peels use chemicals to encourage cell rejuvenation, removing older cells and helping the body to produce healthy cells. ...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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Hi, I am 30 with hormonal acne and a lot of hyperpigmentation because of my Asian skin. Just got prescribed ziana, is this the best topical for me?

Hi, I am 30 with hormonal acne and a lot of hyperpigmentation because of my Asian skin. Just got prescribed ziana, is this the best topical for me?

Acne: Ziana is Clindamycin gel. Otis a good topical for the acne but does not change your hormonal levels. Remember the other issues are not being looked at . Eating decreased fatty foods using skin cleansers and exercise with loss of weight will help. ...Read more

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What are the best natural remedies for skincare tips for sun damaged skin, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation?

What are the best natural remedies for skincare tips for sun damaged skin, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation?

Pangea Organics: Try pangea products. They are plant based (not weird chemicals), organic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and fairtrade. The high antioxidant content found in these products supports collagen retention, helps stimulate micro-circulation, gently purifies, brightens skin tone and helps prevent discoloration and moisture loss. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/buffalo. ...Read more

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Can my underarms skin darkening be improved by laser hair removal treatment safely?

Probably not.: Skin color does not necessarily relate to hair removal. Perhaps some bleaching cream would help the skin color such as 4% hydroquinone. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what spa treatment is best for scars, stretchmarks and hyperpigmentation?

I'm curious as to what spa treatment is best for scars, stretchmarks and hyperpigmentation?

The best treatments: Would be done by physicians-Plastic surgeons or dermatologists. There are surgical procedures, lasers and medications that can help each of those things. It is unlikely anything done at a spa will be of any benefit. ...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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Increased Skin Pigmentation (Definition)

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Hyperpigmentation (Definition)

Hyperpigmentation means that there is increased color of ...Read more