Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is when the skin becomes darker than the surrounding skin. The common types of hyperpigmentation are age spots, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), melasma. The treatment options include topical creams (Corticosteroids, Kojic acid, Hydroquinone), laser therapy, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion.

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How to reduce pigmentation due to melasma on the face?

Query: Hi doctor,I have pigmentation with dark spots and melasma on my face for the past 16 years. I have taken a lot of medication and consulted many dermatologists. But there is no relief. My past medications are Claripex, Dermaclean, Cybele scagel, Sangobian, Evion, Glutamax, Colophylum, Lycopodium, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Melasma occurs due to the sensitivity of dark color-producing cells called melanocytes in the skin. In some cases, some of the cells present in the affected area become more sensitive to the sun and they produce more pigments. The reason behind it is not clear. Avoi...  Read Full »

What is the treatment followed to cure hyperpigmentation present around the mouth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pigmentation around my mouth for more than three years. Initially, I used Melamet cream for two to three days and it worsened the condition. Currently, I am using Livalite lotion for about three weeks and still, there is no improvement. Please suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and to suggest appropriate diagnosis and treatment.   Read Full »

Is it normal to have hyperpigmentation in penis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have hyperpigmentation in some parts of my penis. I do not have any other symptoms. One part of my glans is lighter and the surrounding area is dark. I do not have any medical history associated with it.   Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not see any attached photograph. Please send a picture of the affected area to help you. I need to see the affected area to assess the condition and to suggest appropriate diagnosis and treatment.  Read Full »

How do I remove dark circles under my eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have dark circles under my eyes. Kindly suggest a permanent solution for the same.  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dark circles can be due to different reasons like lack of sleep or poor sleeping habits, hyperpigmentation, reduced tissues or fat around the eyes, anemia, hereditary, thinning of the skin, prominent veins, and sun exposure. Creams can solve some periorbital pigmentati...  Read Full »

Which topical cream suits best for dark spots and hyperpigmentation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have dark spots on my chin area, and it does not go away for more than a month. I have tried a lot but could not. It turns red too. Which product is suitable for dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and redness?  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Use 1 percent Hydrocortisone cream (Elica cream) twice daily for five days in a minimal amount to reduce inflammation and redness. Apply Kojic cream at night for 20 days (on dark spots) after inflammation is reduced, and use Kojic soap for bath. Apply Photostable...  Read Full »

Are peeling brown freckles on the skin a sign of skin cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a dark red or brown large freckle appeared on my skin. I noticed it because it came on with a subtle stinging. It was there for a few days, and then it peeled right off like sunburned skin. Underneath was fresh white skin. Is this a form of cancer?  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and read the brief history. It does not look like anything you should be afraid of. Firstly, as your skin type is prone to sun damage, it should just be a sunburn as it is more likely to ...  Read Full »

Is there a cure for dark skin around the pubic region?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old male. I have type 1 diabetes for the past seven years. I am using Insulin pump with Novo Rapid insulin for 4 years now. From the past six months, the skin around my pubic region is becoming dark. It is not itchy, but it is dark compared to the whole body complexion...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hyperpigmentation in the body folds and groin region is a commonly seen problem in people with diabetes and insulin resistance. It is usually a consequence of excess weight, which leads to such changes. Also, the addition of friction in these areas increases the problem ...  Read Full »

Can hyperpigmented scar be removed?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I have a disfigured nose tip with the hyperpigmented scar as a result of a Hydroquinone reaction (Melalite 15 cream). I have undergone several treatments including dermabrasion, subcision and chemical peel. Currently, I am taking Limcee (vitamin c) tablets and co...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you already undergone all possible treatments, the last nonsurgical option, but a very good option is ND:YAG laser (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet laser) along with the daily night application of Clearz daily cream (Kojic acid and vitamin C) during night. ...  Read Full »

How to treat hyperpigmentation caused due to acne scars?

Query: What's up, doc? My question is that must you apply a moisturizer before a sunblock that ALSO claims to provide moisture? And what ingredients should one look for to treat hyperpigmentation due to acne scars? And in WHAT sort of products like A vitamin C Serum or a Vitamin C Cream? And how does one ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq, If you have very dry skin you can apply a noncomedogenic moisturiser before applying a sunscreen, or if you have oily skin, there is no need, sunscreen will suffice. Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before going outside, for maximum benefit. To treat hyperpigmentatio...  Read Full »

Please suggest a solution to reduce the black pigmentation on my nose caused by silver jewelry.

Query: Hi doctor,I have had my nose piercing for almost six years now. However, I want to take it out as I am no longer a fan of it. The hole was small, only 22G, but I have a black stain around the piercing since I wore silver jewelry. How do I minimize the black stain's look, and am I able to take the je...  Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you want to get your piercing to be completely gone, you have to abstain from wearing nose jewelry and let it close on its own over time. As far as the hyperpigmentation treatment is concerned, if there is any local infection, that needs to be treated with local ...  Read Full »

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