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Which hormone increases pigmentation of the skin?

Which hormone increases pigmentation of the skin?

Skin color hormone: Melanin is the primary cause of darkening skin color. Other pathologic conditions that can darken the skin include diabetes (hyperinsulinemia causes acanthosis nigricans), hemochromatosis (iron deposition disease), addison's disease (low adrenal glan function). ...Read more

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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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

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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How to increase cortisol hormone in our skin?

How to increase cortisol hormone in our skin?

Not able: I do not know of any way to do this and not sure is a good idea any way. ...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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I have upperlip pigmentation, cause may be high levels of estrogen' apart from bleaching creams, is there a cure or medication for hormone imbalance?

I have upperlip pigmentation, cause may be high levels of estrogen' apart from bleaching creams, is there a cure or medication for hormone imbalance?

Lip lesion: The question is if this lesion is new or old. Although melanoma is more often seen in the lower lip it can still be found on the upper lip. One might want to consider removal and pathological evaluation. ...Read more

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Can ringworm cause darker pigmentation of the skin?

Can ringworm cause darker pigmentation of the skin?

Yes: In patients with darker skin types, any cause of redness or inflammation can heal with darker spots, called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih). The best way to prevent this is to control the redness/inflammation early, by treating the ringworm if that is the cause of redness. Pih takes months or years to fade once the original rash has been treated. ...Read more

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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

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Which is the optimum skin product for pigmentation?

Which is the optimum skin product for pigmentation?

Obagi: Obagi skin care is great for reducing pigmentation as well as helping improve texture and tone of the skin. ...Read more

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I noticed red dot pigmentation appearing on my skin. What is this?

Angiomas: Angiomas are benign tumors derived from cells of the vascular or lymphatic vessel walls (epithelium) or derived from cells of the tissues surrounding these vessels.
Angiomas are a frequent occurrence as patients age, but they might be an indicator of systemic problems such as liver disease. They are not commonly associated with malignancy. But since I can not see the lesions I can not be sure. ...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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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 an auto-immune condition or to albinism, which is genetic. ...Read more

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How do you clear up hyper-pigmentation on dark, sensitive skin?

Hyperpigmentation: See your dermatologist for the best medicines for sensitive skin. Most patients can tolerate some version of hydroquinone to lighten dark spots, but there are great alternatives for those who can't, such as azeleic acid, kojic acid, and other brighteners. ...Read more

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What can people with vitiligo do to even out skin pigmentation?

What can people with vitiligo do to even out skin pigmentation?

Dermatologists: Dermatologists would provide several options: using Protopic ointment, uva-uvb treatment and skin graft. ...Read more

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What is the cause of skin pigmentation at the site of dialysis?

What is the cause of skin pigmentation at the site of dialysis?

See below: If you mean the site of the needle puncture, it could be a hematoma, blood under skin, which can change colour. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that characterize skin pigmentation disorder?

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 effect patches of skin. Others affect your entire body. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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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

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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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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 kind of skin condition is vitiligo? What causes the loss of pigmentation?

Autoimmune: Hi. Vitiligo is the autoimmune destruction of the pigment producing skin cells, the melanocytes. No melanocytes, no pigment. ...Read more

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What causes tingly sensation you get in nerves, head, throughout body when skin is rubbed or massaged? Does it impact adults' growth hormone in way?

What causes tingly sensation you get in nerves, head, throughout body when skin is rubbed or massaged? Does it impact adults' growth hormone in way?

Probably not: Tingling sensations like you describe may be early manifestation of neuropathy, which is not one condition but depends upon its cUse and an atomic site. If your symptoms are bothersome involving multiple parts of body, consultation with a neurologist may be beneficial. Feel better?? ...Read more

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Why there is pigmentation on skin with crf?

Pigmentation and CRF: The adrenal glands are positioned directly above the kidneys. As the kidneys are failing, the adrenal glands are also often affected. As the brain tries to signal for increased adrenal activity you get more adrenocorticotropic hormone (acth), this can cause increased melanocyte stimulating hormone activity causing the increasd pigmentation associated with chronic renal failure. ...Read more

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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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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