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What is the definition or description of: Skin pigment changes?

What is the definition or description of: Skin pigment changes?

Pigments in our: skin are what gives skin color. When ultraviolet radiation penetrates the skin - if can lead to changes in skin color. Skin pigment changes can cause skin to be light or dark or to vary in color. ...Read more

Pigment (Definition)

Any chemical which has a color (minerals also) can be said to have a pigment. Such chemicals are responsible for the colors of the skin, the hair, the eyes and things we don't ordinary see such as the brown ...Read more


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What could be the cause of skin pigment changes?

What could be the cause of skin pigment changes?

Skin pigment change: Pigment changes can be caused by sun damage, certain plants and fruits when touched to the skin, scarring, trauma from lasers, peels, etc. ...Read more

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Birth control and skin pigment changes connected?

Birth control and skin pigment changes connected?

Skin pigment + BCP's: The progestational agent in bcp's can often darken skin pigment, and this may not fade when you stop bcp's. Similar to the pigment changes that some women have in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Noticable signs, such as fatigue or skin pigment changes at 28 weeks?

Noticable signs, such as fatigue or skin pigment changes at 28 weeks?

Melasma?: I assume you mean 28 weeks pregnant? This may be due to melanoma, which is sometimes known as the "mask of pregnancy". It is important to apply broad spectrum sunscreen several times daily, and follow up with a dermatologist to review your medications and other potential causes for the pigment changes. Treatment will depend upon the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Does birth control cause skin pigment changes?

Does birth control cause skin pigment changes?

Yes it may : These conditions are commonly referred to as melas a or chloasma. ...Read more

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Need expert opinions about skin "pigment" changes to lighter tone temporarily in certain spots on arms and legs only? What could be the cause?

Need expert opinions about skin "pigment" changes to lighter tone temporarily in certain spots on arms and legs only? What could be the cause?

Temporary, permanent: If these spots are permanent and and not temporary you may have something called idiopathic hypomelanosis. They are more prominent when you are tan and are a sign of sun damage. I am not sure that this is the right diagnosis so you might want to see a dermatologist. ...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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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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Macular amyloidosis confirmed by skin biopsy from the pigmented patch on lower thigh. What is the line of treatment and prognosis .? Can it spread ?

Macular amyloidosis confirmed by skin biopsy from the pigmented patch on lower thigh. What is the line of treatment and prognosis .? Can it spread ?

Good prognosis: Macular amyloidosis is a local proliferation on the skin usually on the trunk as you have. It never spreads too much or into the blood. The treatment may be as simple as temovate (clobetasol) ointment twice daily to local cortisone injections, local liquid nitrogen, dermabrasion or laser treatment. ...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 is the best treatment for pigment 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 more

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What is the best treatment for skin changes at the labia cause by yeast infection?

What is the best treatment for skin changes at the labia cause by yeast infection?

Yeast infection: Most symptoms will recede rapidly with resolution of the infection. Many of the topical preparations of anti-fungal also contain a topical steroid preparation which will help to reduce the inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment option for lip de pigmentation?

What is the best treatment option for lip de pigmentation?

Well: There topical medications called Melanex (hydroquinone). Make a concert with Healthtap or see a primary care doctor in person for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Skin Pigment Changes (Definition)

skin are what gives skin color. When ultraviolet radiation penetrates the skin - if can lead to changes in skin color. Skin pigment changes can cause skin to be light or dark or ...Read more