Laser skin hyperpigmentation

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Avatar n tn Hello, Hyperpigmentation occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin. For the skin darkening, you can try various skin creams like hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids or tretinoin cream.Apply hydroquinone cream on the scars and it should go away in a few days to months.If it still persists then you can go in for laser treatment or chemical peeling.
Avatar n tn Hi, Hyperpigmentation Removal treatments are used to eradicate darkened areas of the skin which may result from hormones, sun damage, injuries, skin-type characteristics, medications and more. Hyperpigmentation lesions can be anything from melasma/cholasma often attributed to pregnancy or hormonal imbalances to freckles. There are several creams availabe over the counter. They are Hydroquinone 2-4%, Creams containing Azelaic acid or Kojic acid and also Vit A based ointment called Tretinoin.
Avatar f tn I am an african american with hyperpigmentation. I was prescribed a compound cream of hydroquinone, vitamin c and adapalene. My doctor instructed me to apply only to the spots nightly and the entire face once per week. I want my entire face to look great via the vitamin c and adapalene. Will the hydroquinone lighten my non-hyperpigmented skin if I treat all over?
Avatar f tn It's helped a little but people still are noticing these obvious discolorations. What are your suggestions? Is laser surgery needed? I had a peel once but my skin is very sensitive..
Avatar n tn Hello, Without examination, confirmation of a diagnosis is tough, but it can be due to hyperpigmentation of the skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin. Treatment involves hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids, tretinoin cream and laser treatment. Please discuss these options with your dermatologist before using them. Hope it helps.
Avatar f tn Hello, From the symptoms it sounds like hyperpigmentation skin. This darkening occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin. Kojivit is a good cream for hyperpigmentation but needs religious follow up for many months. If it still persists then you can go in for laser treatment, Chemical peeling or microdermabrasion.
Avatar f tn I have hyperpigmentation near chin area increased afte pregnancy, whar are the products that i can buy that can help? also i have dark circles . do you know of any thing i can apply around my eye that can help? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/517216'>Pigmentation/Products/Treatment</a>.
Avatar m tn Hi, Do you have any other associated symptoms of itching, rash , etc. It would not be advisable to scrub the area too hard as this would irritate the skin. You should try to avoid sweat collection in the areas, keep the areas clean, maintain good personal hygiene, wear lose comfortable clothes. Apply calamine lotion at the sites. Use a medicated sun screen whenever you go out and try to minimise sun exposure.
Avatar n tn I've had a truly hideous sun damage/hormonal brown hyperpigmentation problem on my face for 8 years now. The worst part is that my acne, impetigo and chicken pox scars are snow white and so the total effect is terribly uneven and very, very obvious - I feel like a very ugly Smartie box. So many dermatologists, so much sunblock, so many prescribed peroxide creams and absolutely no permanent result. Temporary, minor fading is the extent of efficacy.
Avatar n tn I've had a truly hideous sun damage/hormonal brown hyperpigmentation problem on my face for 8 years now. The worst part is that my acne, impetigo and chicken pox scars are snow white and so the total effect is terribly uneven and very, very obvious - I feel like a very ugly Smartie box. So many dermatologists, so much sunblock, so many prescribed peroxide creams and absolutely no permanent result. Temporary, minor fading is the extent of efficacy.
Avatar f tn Been to a skin clinic to do something about the scar, it appears greyish black, done a biopsy test, and the hyperpigmentation is deep within the dermis. I have done 2 times of laser on it and applied hydroquinone for about a month. But it still remains unchanged, are there any other options?
Avatar f tn Can you recommend doctors in RI, CT, MA, NY who specialize in Postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation and ethnic (brown) skin? I live in SW RI on the CT border, right on the Atlantic Ocean.
Avatar m tn I went to a dermatologist and she said that the spot could be removed by a procedure where layers of skin would be removed. I read online that this procedure could cause further overproduction of melanin, so I have been trying some home remedies such as apple cider vinegar mixed with water, which caused the area around the spot to get light as well so it is not fading very fast. What are some other options I can explore to fade the spot? Thanks!
Avatar n tn Hello, I have a hyperpigmentation problems in my face doctors prescribed me skin's cream but no results. I feel very frustate and bored because I can't find the right solutions. I wonder if this is not a blood problem and i think I need pills that can clear my blood.Any way what to do with this just to have my face normal Jackson This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/242373'>Complex Hyperpigmentation Problems</a>.
Avatar n tn It sounds as though the cream irritated your skin, and irritation can certainly aggravate hyperpigmentation. Retin-A is more likely to be the culprit than hydroquinone. If I were you, while waiting to see the dermatologist, I would try applying the hydroquinone to one spot, just to see whether it irritates you. If it doesn't, apply it to the whole area until you can see the dermatologist. Pigmentation on the torso is often long-standing and hard to treat.
Avatar n tn Hello, What you are having is post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and treatment for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation includes various skin creams like hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids, tretinoin cream and laser treatment. Since none of the other things have proven useful, laser treatment is one of the best options available. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar m tn Hello, Hyperpigmentation occurs when an excess of melanin, the brown pigment that produces normal skin color, forms deposits in the skin. Depoending on the cause of hyperpigmentation, treatment involves hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids, tretinoin cream and laser treatment. Assessment by a dermatologist is required before labeling anyone as best. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and regards.
Avatar f tn Hello, The lesion that you have described sounds like a scar with post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The treatment for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation includes various skin creams like hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids, tretinoin cream and laser treatment. Apply hydroquinone cream on this scar and it should go away in a few days to months. If it still persists then you can go in for laser treatment, Chemical peeling or microdermabrasion.
Avatar f tn Hi, Just wondering if anyone else has had problems with hyperpigmentation of the skin on the face (Melasma)? I have had problems with dark pigmented areas on my face for 10+ years, despite wearing sunscreen religously. However, when researching the hyperpigmentation, I found that a number of people with this problem also have thyroid disorders. I'd love to get some feedback to give to my Endocrinologist.
Avatar n tn Hello, The treatment for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation includes various skin creams like hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids, tretinoin cream and laser treatment.Apply hydroquinone cream on this scar and it should go away in a few days to months.If it still persists then you can go in for laser treatment, Chemical peeling or microdermabrasion. Avoid picking, harsh scrubbing, and abrasive treatments unless prescribed by a dermatologist during this period. I hope that helps.
Avatar n tn What is the best thing for hyperpigmentation on your tailbone near your buttock? Should I start with a simple fade cream like Palmers? One dermatologist told me my tailbone was concaved and that there really was nothing that can be done for it. Still it looks ugly? I think something could be done. Any suggestions?
Avatar m 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 Dear Doctor, I've read about so many benefits of laser treatments for various skin issues. Specifically, can you tell me if there are any benefits to laser treatments for: 1) small scars from old pock marks 2) undereye dark circles - genetic 3) small brown spots on cheek from sun damage Also, I have Keloid skin. In general, are people with Keloid skin treatable with lasers, either for skin issues or even hair removal? What are the risks, if any? Thanks!
Avatar n tn Hello, What you have is post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and the redness is due to hydroquinone which you are using. You can go in for laser treatment, Chemical peeling or microdermabrasion for which get it examined from a dermatologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
Avatar f tn I have hyperpigmentation, I heard a rumor that if you go into the sun or tanning bed or whatever to wear the lightest SPF sunscreen and to expose your face to the light and it will lighten the scars, is that true?
Avatar m tn Otherwise you can go in for glycolic peals, laser treatments and pressure dressings. Severe scarring may need skin grafting by a plastic surgeon. You can consult a plastic surgeon/dermatologist about these options and find out which one works the best for you. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor.
Avatar m tn About a year ago, I had my moles removed with laser treatment. Most of them healed up well, but there has been one that really healed oddly, the regrown mole, or whatever it is, is much bigger and oddly shaped. I visited a dermatologist and he was no help at all. I tried using hydroquinone for a while, but it had no effect. Is it possible to get skin cancer from a removed mole that had no cancer? And how can i possibly get this removed and make sure it actually heals. I added some pictures!
Avatar n tn A related discussion, <a href='/posts/show/549948'>Alleviating hyperpigmentation in the darker skin tone</a> was started.
Avatar n tn I had some laser hair removal done on my upper lip, the last one was in febuary of this year. I did not experience any problems whilst undergoing treatment and made sure i did not have any sun exposure for a good few months afterwards. However i went on holiday not so long ago and my upper lip had become all hyperpigmented in the sun, it looks kind of dirty.