Facial skin discoloration causes

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Avatar n tn Hello, I cannot confirm anything without examination but it might be due to chloasma of pregnancy.It is a tan or dark facial skin discoloration. Although it can affect anyone, melasma is particularly common in women, especially pregnant women and those who are taking oral or patch contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The treatment includes various skin creams like hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids, tretinoin cream and laser treatment.
Avatar f tn Hi, How old are you? Sun exposure is the more common culprit for cases of facial discolorations. These include freckles and age spots. They may appear as dark spots over the face and other sun exposed areas of the body. Another differential is melasma which usually occurs in pregnancy. Thus, your sex is important here and your age. Women may also present with darkish discolorations over the face as they age. This may not be something urgent but their presence may cause discomfort.
Avatar f tn The treatments vary from melanin blocking agents combined with topical medications such as Retin A which causes the body to exfoliate the skin to rid the body of the hyperpigmentation while prohibiting new melanin production to laser treatments. The treatments wholly depend upon your needs and skin type. For standard non-hormone induced hyperpigmentations Hydroquinone usually reduces or removes hyperpigmentations very effectively. It is a bleaching agent.
Avatar n tn Hello, I am a 32 year old, fair skinned woman, who has some question re: aging skin and rejuvenation. My skin has had a lot of previous sun exposure (teenager and early 20's), although I have been careful over the past 6 years or so. I have some visible signs: ie some fine lines around the eyes and some discoloration, elasticity loss. My questions are: 1-is renova safe and effective, are ongoing rejuvenation peels effective, and if so which would you recommend over the other.
3867523 tn?1348953285 Jaundice causes Jaundice is a yellow color in the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes. The yellow color comes from bilirubin, a byproduct of old red blood cells. Jaundice is a sign of other diseases.
Avatar n tn Treatments vary from melanin blocking agents combined with topical medications such as Retin A which causes the body to exfoliate the skin to rid the body of the hyperpigmentation while prohibiting new melanin production to laser treatments. Hydroquinone usually reduces or removes hyperpigmentations very effectively. It is a bleaching agent. Also always use sunscreen/sunblock as dark areas on exposure to sunlight turn darker still.
Avatar m tn I have always wondered what causes the darkening in facial area ranging from the temple area to the cheek bone area. It's not uncommon among African-Americans and some darker complexioned people. Does it have anything to do with high blood pressure or some other underlying ailment. Anecdotally, I am aware of many who have had heart attacks and strokes. Has there ever been any studies in the past?
Avatar n tn A friend of mine had a bad facial injury and had the same kind of sensory disturbance as you describe. After about 1 month, her feeling came back. Depending on what happenned to your nerve (whether it was temporarily compressed or completely crushed), the feeling may or may not come back.
Avatar n tn the skin in my armpits and the back of my thighs and behind my knees are dark in color.i have mocha colored skin and these areas are almost black.the skin is smooth and soft to touch and the skin isn't raised or rough. i also have dark,spotted pigemntation on my back which was diagonosed as Tinea versicolor. my question is ,are the afore mentioned areas dark due to tinea versicolor?could it be acanthosis nigricans?
Avatar f tn I tried a spot of my old sunblock on my hand just last week, after 1 hour, the area got a slight brownish discoloration tone on the skin. But I still consider it improved because it wasn't as dark and it wasn't as fast than a year ago, where within minutes on contact with sunblock it discolors very visibly and the more discoloration upon exposure to light. My question is, will my skin be able to completely heal from this?
Avatar n tn Just to add, One of the more miscellaneous causes of white patches or leasions in the skin is postinflammatroy hypopigmentation. This is usually due to a previous insult to the skin like dermatitis,scarring processes and thermal burns. Hypopigmentation may resolve and repigmentation follows depending on the severity of the previous injury. This is just one differential that may be significant to note. Have you had your consult already? Do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Strangely it feels only cold on the surface of the skin for the most part in smaller patches raging from about the circumference of golf ball to the size of a large orange. It feels like I had an ice bag in one spot for a few minutes. Almost feels a little numb, very cold like one would imagine the onset of frostbite would feel. At first it started in parts of the feet, like the surface, the ankle, sometime just above the ankles on either side.
Avatar n tn I am African American, and I have heard that using hydroquinone products to lighten skin discoloration causes a rebound effect and darkens the skin even more. I would like to know what I can safely use to return my skin back to its original skin tone. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/242373'>Complex Hyperpigmentation Problems</a>.
Avatar n tn One way to prevent constant rubbing of the thighs is to avoid wearing tight clothes and attempt at losing excess weight especially if you are over weight. Dark Skin Inner Thigh In some women, there maybe many causes of dark skin patches on the inner thighs. One of the causes that can be attributed to this condition is due to the regular use of birth control pills that is believed to be a plausible factor in the formation of skin pigmentations in other areas.
Avatar f tn It contains essential oils known for their antimicrobial  properties so i decided to apply it to my skin by saturating cotton rounds and applying it like you would a facial toner. This magical liquid did more for my skin in one day than the typical OTC antifungals had done in months (yes, MONTHS). I even pour some in my bath along with organic coconut oil (another antifungal) and Epsom salt (replaces magnesium in the body and eases discomfort by drawing out toxins).
Avatar n tn It may work by soothing the skin. Other possibility is of erythroderma.It is a generalized skin disorder characterized by reddening and scaling of the skin and produced by several skin diseases, such as psoriasis, contact dermatitis, drug reactions, and mycosis fungoides (a cutaneous lymphoma). I feel that an examination by a dermatologist will be the best.Other conditions like liver and kidney disorders,diabetes, iron deficiency anemia and thyroid disorders also have to be ruled out.
Avatar n tn Curiously, my facial skin and skin tone looks like that of someone in her early 30s. The elasticity in my face is still there but my arms can be pinched and stay pinched due to breakdown of elastin fibres. As I see it, there are two things happening: loss of subcutaneous fat (associated with menopause) and loss of elasticity associated with the aging process and particularly glycation. It's frustrating as all h*ll.
Avatar n tn I am African American, and I have heard that using hydroquinone products to lighten skin discoloration causes a rebound effect and darkens the skin even more. I would like to know what I can safely use to return my skin back to its original skin tone. I don't have any other symptoms other than the hyperpigmentation. Every one who sees the discoloration says it looks like a burn.
Avatar n tn This is for my friend who a few years back developed a severe skin condition that caused him to lose all his facial hair He has grown some of it back but he is no where near what he used to be, he has discoloration of his face, and has very dry and scaly skin covering most of his body, his elbows and ankles are the worst but he scratches himself in his sleep and is constantly using skin lotion. he is allergic to strawberries, nuts, is currently 24 and is African american.
Avatar n tn Hi, Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, or PIH, is the medical term given to discoloration of the skin that follows a wound, rash, pimple, or other stimuli which causes skin inflammation.This causes the skin to produce too much melanin. which darkens and discolors the wounded area. This discoloration remains even after the wound or rash has healed. PIH is very common among acne sufferers. It can occur in all skin types, although it is more common in darker skin tones.
Avatar m tn Characteristics of PCT develop in areas that are exposed to the sun with resulting skin lesions (blisters) on the hands, forearms, back of the neck and face. PCT can also cause skin discoloration, either darkening or lightening of the skin, increased facial hair, thickening of the skin, and alopecia (hair loss).
Avatar f tn In Chiari malformations, the pressure in brain increases which manifests itself as dizziness, diplopia (blurring of vision), migraine like headaches, muscle weakness, facial pain, hearing problems, and extreme fatigue. Sometimes this malformation causes dizziness while working with hands above the shoulder level. Treatment of Chiari malformation depends on the form, severity and associated symptoms. No treatment is required in asymptomatic cases other than regular monitoring.
Avatar n tn What are the symptoms and signs of lupus? In discoid lupus, only the skin is typically involved. The skin rash in discoid lupus often is found on the face and scalp. It usually is red and may have raised borders. Discoid lupus rashes are usually painless and do not itch, but scarring can cause permanent hair loss. Over time, 5%-10% of patients with discoid lupus may develop SLE. Patients with SLE can develop different combinations of symptoms and organ involvement.
Avatar m tn I had the same problem. Facial exercises will help. It is mainly due to lack of blood flow in that region. And also avoid groundnut oil,palm oil and any unrefined oil in your food intake. This will help you lose those marks in a week.
Avatar n tn Thanks, doctor. You've offered some new ideas, esp with regard to NSAID topicals which I've never tried. I'll bring it up at next visit with my current dermatologist. I am curious about your point that seb treatments like tar and sal acid would make scaling worse; I thought those treatments were meant to reduce flakiness. Are flakiness and scaliness two different things?
Avatar n tn I am searching for a mild facial cleanser simply to remove my make up in the evenings and moisturize my skin. Prescriptives has discontinued their line, which is a major bummer. The Aloe facial cleanser was perfect, gentle, and always had people asking me what I used for my skin. I have not found a good replacement yet, and I am so disappointed that Neutrogena products have this many people experiencing these problems. I am 36 and simply want to maintain healthy skin.
Avatar n tn There was some very light itching on the pubic region, but I also had stopped shaving my pubic region and the itching reminded me of when I don't shave my face and the hairs become long enough to scratch my facial skin. I just now have shaved my pubic region and have two or three red spots, which I normally have in different areas as a result of bad shaving technique (razor bumps).
Avatar n tn 1. Facial numbness – started March 2008 at the top of the head on the right hand side and then spread to the left hand side. Felt like I had shots of Novocain. My skin at that time (and to this day) is sometimes sensitive when hair brushed or moved in certain directions. During March/April the numbness proceeded down the right side of my face to my chin. Then the numbness proceeded down the left side of my face to my chin.
363243 tn?1331037450 I use tend skin after shaving, proactive repairing lotion daily and a sentive skin facial moisturizer, and get laser treatment about every 3 months.The laser works wonder on ingrown hairs. The Proactive repairing lotion also helps reduce them. My self esteem is shot, not only because of the hirsutism, but other things too, like the fact that I can not naturally reproduce due to losing my tubes.