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What Is The Best Treatment For Skin Color Changes
Depends on the cause: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: There are colored lenses and contact lenses which can shift the axis of color perception so that you might correctly identify some color vision test plates that you would miss with the naked eye. But these devices shift your deficiency to a new axis; they do not treat the condition which is permanent and usually inherited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Tooth whitening is the first non-invasive choice. You can selectively whiten darker teeth if you want. Stay away from the one hour in office whitening as it is the least effective, most expensive, most side effects. And the light used with it has no effect. In my office we also offer internal bleaching if root canal treated teeth. As a last resort porcelain veneers can be done. ...Read more
It depends: To better answer your question, we'd need to know what the cause of the thickened skin is. And we'd need to know the location. Thickened skin could be the result of psoriasis, eczema, poor hygiene, etc. So without additional information, it's difficult to answer your question. ...Read more
Depends: Currently, surgical excision is the standard of care. However, depending on the stage of a patient's melanoma there are some new treatments that may show promise for the future. Vemurafenib is one such treatment, but it is used in a very specific set of patients. Melanoma vaccines are also theoretically possible but have not been very successful to date. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hydranitis supprativ: You may be describing a serious skin condition hydranitis supprativa, which are reoccuring abcesses in the groin and underarms. This condition frequently requires surgery to get under control. Less frequent minor abcesses respond to frequent cleaning with soap and water, and attention to dryness, and episodic incision and drainage of individual abcesses. ...Read more
Sunblock moisturizer: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will let skin lighten up. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are a few uncommon hormonal medical conditions that can cause skin darkening. ...Read more
Variable: 10% Vitamin C cream has been shown to help. We currently offer microneedling with platelet rich plasma for this problem. Do not let anyone use filler or Botox in this area. Platelet Rich Plasma will rejuvenate this skin and can be combined with an entire facial treatment using PRP. ...Read more
Melanoderma: "melanoderma: increased skin pigmentation, darkening of the skin. This is directly due to an increased amount of melanin pigment in the skin when there is increased production of melanin by the melanocytes (the cells that make melanin) or if there is a rise in the number of melanocytes." this means any thing from freckles to melanoma. Treatment is with skin bleaching creams, either otc or by md rx. ...Read more
None: Most color deficiency is inherited and suggested means such as a red contact lens over one eye merely shift the axis of color confusion to another pattern. Color blindness can be acquired in severe retinal disease like advanced diabetes and also optic nerve disease. Improvement is possible here if the underlying disease can be treated. ...Read more
Great make up: Large, unsightly skin pores on the nose or cheeks are difficult to reduce in size. They can be shrunk temporarily with a face peel, and sometimes with laser treatments. But I've gotten excellent results with Bobby brown skin products, especially their foundations and daytime moisturizing cream's. ...Read more
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