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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I have hyperpigmentation on cheeks and forehead with spots on it. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have hyperpigmentation on cheeks and forehead and have spots on it. I took medications for it before and when I stopped taking it, the condition came back. Why do they occur? I am attaching the photographs. Can you please provide me with internal treatments. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. This condition can be melasma. Melasma is a hyperpigmentation disorder characterized by dark patches over cheeks, nose, forehead, and rarely on hands. It usually happens due to some hormonal causes and can ...  Read Full »

Does higher altitude cause hyperpigmentation of the skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I want to know about my skin type. My skin feels very dry after using facewash (lotus organic plus), but after some (generally after two to three hours) time, my skin becomes very oily (even if I do not apply any of the cream or sunscreen). It is the same condition in summers and winters...  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you take tablet Limcee 500 mg (Vitamin C) once a day after breakfast for 30 days. Do you have tight skin? Is there seborrhea? Is your skin shiny or sensitive? Are there prolonged exposure to sun or UV (ultraviolet) rays? Do you have a history of photosensit...  Read Full »

How can I whiten my penis to look like the rest of my body?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed a change in the color of my penis. I am always conscious about the color of my penis, and it appears darker now. I think it is due to excessive masturbation without any lubrication. The color change is less significant when erect. It is getting worse day by day. And I am devo...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I saw the pictures, and I could notice the discoloration (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It is called hypopigmentation. It is seen only in your foreskin area. Kindly make sure you do not have phimosis and...  Read Full »

Why do I have black spots on my tongue?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having black spots on the tongue. What might be the cause for it?  Read Full »

Dr. Subha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Black spots on the tongue might be due to: Hyperpigmentation of the tongue (present since birth) for which you need not worry. Exposure to any chemicals. Tongue piercing. Scar due to any oral surgical procedures. An initial stage of a condition call...  Read Full »

Will erythrasma cause darkness in the underarm spreading to the chest, back, and neck?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a long-term skin issue. There is darkness in the underarm spreading to the chest, back, and neck. I am using HHzole for a long time. On application of the ointment, it will not spread and will not be much hyperpigmented. On the stoppage of the application, it spreads and looks quite...  Read Full »

Dr. Suvina Attavar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a bacterial infection called erythrasma. It occurs mainly due to moisture and sweat accumulation in that area. You will need different medications for this. I need a few details from you so that I can put you on the right treatment. 1) For how long are ...  Read Full »

Does IPL change the texture and permanently damage the skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I got IPL for dry eyes almost one month ago. Since then, I noticed that my skin is different in texture in some parts. I will post a picture. I have seen a dermatologist who said that this healing process could take months. Should I trust them, or will it permanently damage my skin? I wo...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The area after IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment becomes sensitive. So please make sure to take proper care to avoid these side effects. These instructions (pre and post-treatment care) are given to the patients before the therapy. I hope they had given you counselin...  Read Full »

How to get rid of black arms, elbows, and back?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting black dirt accumulated on my arms, forearms, elbow, upper back (severe), lower back. I tried home remedies (Haldi + milk + honey) bath, soap changed but nothing happened, sometimes I feel irritation on my skin and dry and dirt layer can be seen and when scratch from nails...  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, I have read your brief history, and from it, it looks like you have been having Acanthosis nigricans, which is darkening or hyperpigmentation of skin folds. The various reasons for this can include obesity, use of corticosteroids for a long...  Read Full »

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

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

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

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 »

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